Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Robert Redford makes a pitch for Bill Nelson

Redford sees Nelson as the best candidate to protect the environment and economy.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Actor/director/American icon Robert Redford has always been an ardent environmentalist, so with the U.S. Senate up for grabs in next week's election, it's no surprise that he supports Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in his bid for re-election next week against Republican Connie Mack IV.

Redford has issued out a fundraising request for Nelson, who has been outraising Mack in head-to-head financing in their race - though Nelson is getting stampeded when it comes to third party super PAC money.

Here's Redford's request, after the jump:

I'm writing to ask for your support for Bill Nelson on Election Day, Nov. 6th, in Florida's U.S. Senate race.

There's a lot at stake, not the least of which is the continued protection of the Sunshine State's environment and economy.

Over the years, I've been a strong supporter of many noteworthy environmental causes including restoration of the Everglades and protection of Florida's beaches.

And, as some of the state's newspapers have recently noted, perhaps no U.S. politician has defended Florida's beaches as staunchly as Bill Nelson.

Bill helped obtain billions of dollars in federal funding to restore the "River of Grass." And he led the effort to get the United Nations to put Everglades National Park back on a list of the World's most treasured or endangered sites.

We need Bill Nelson in the Senate, because he's made a difference.

Thank you for helping to make a difference.

Robert Redford

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