There are many reasons that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson isn’t running for governor of Florida: he just won a safe U.S. Senate seat, it actually won’t be an easy race against new Democrat Charlie Crist, it could harm the party more than it helps and he and his top people have told top Democrats over and over and over again that he’s not running.
The most recent case came with the Democratic Governors Association, the Washington fundraising group that, you guessed it, tries to get Democratic governors elected nationwide.
It’s betting big on Crist, giving him $500,000 last week. More is to come.
“We talked to Bill Nelson’s people. They told us he’s not running,” said a top figure who works with the DGA in Washington.
“We wouldn’t have given Crist this money if we thought Nelson was running.”