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Bill Nelson: A "no" on the bailout

Don't count on Bill Nelson to vote for the Wall Street bail out plan. He took to the Senate floor to say he opposes the measure, saying it "rewards the banks and leaves the little person with the short end of the stick."

He said the bill "forces taxpayers to bail out investment banks that caused the crisis in the first place and does nothing to address the real problem, which is home foreclosures..."

"I think Congress can do better," Nelson said. "It's true we have to do something but this particular legislation is not the right solution."

The stance leaves Nelson, a Democrat, siding with many Florida Republicans, including Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who all voted against the measure in the House Monday. And it puts him at odds with Democratic congressional challenger Joe Garcia, who held a press conference in Miami today to criticize Mario Diaz-Balart for not backing the measure.

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