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Jimmy Buffett has done one event for Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson and plans a geto-out-the-vote rally for congressional canddiate Patrick Murphy on Sunday. Now, actor Robert Redford has penned a fundraising letter for Nelson. Also for Democrats, singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder will join Latin singer Marc Anthony in Miami today at a get-out-the-vote rally with Michelle Obama.
For Nelson's challenger, Connie Mack, his list of celebrities includes his fellow Republicans, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. They all traveled the state on Wednesday with Mitt Romney and made stops in Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa.
Here's Redford's letter to Dems:
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.