Latest Bill Nelson News

Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russian election penetration

Aug. 14, 2018 9:09 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election. Nelson on Monday evening said that it would be "foolish to think" the Russians are not continuing their efforts...

Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

Aug. 13, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Child's play or a signs of a serious security problem in one of the nation's swing states? That's the question confronting Florida election officials who are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website. Multiple media outlets...

Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

Aug. 10, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election. Scott, a...

Florida officials want info about election hacking claims

Aug. 9, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida officials want more information from the U.S. Senate supporting claims made by Sen. Bill Nelson that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner sent a letter requesting the information Thursday to Sen. Richard...

GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

Aug. 4, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he's complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity. Those Republicans worry their statewide...

Florida lobster fishermen fear trade war amid Irma recovery

Aug. 3, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Just as they prepare for a crucial harvest in the wake of Hurricane Irma, lobster fishermen in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain. Lobsters are among the seafood and other U.S. goods hit by Chinese tariffs in early July,...

Promoting voter ID, Trump claims ID needed to buy groceries

Aug. 1, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries, and he is accusing Democrats of obstructing his agenda and stalling confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee. Trump also is defending his trade agenda and snapping at China and...

Trump at rally makes false claim on photo IDs for groceries

Jul. 31, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries and accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda and his Supreme Court nominee during a raucous rally aimed at bolstering two Florida Republicans ahead of the state's...

The Latest: Trump claims Americans need IDs to buy groceries

Jul. 31, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming that Americans need photo IDs to buy groceries as he rails against the idea of noncitizens voting. Trump was advocating for voter ID requirements at a Tampa, Florida, rally on Tuesday...

Clash of GOP titans as Trump v Kochs feud escalates

Jul. 31, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The war of words intensified between two titans in Republican politics on Tuesday as President Donald Trump trashed the conservative billionaire Koch brothers as a "total joke in real Republican circles." The presidential insult followed a weekend gathering of Koch officials who repeatedly...