TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A business group is spending more than $1 million on ads in Florida that criticize federal regulations and mention U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
The ads by the National Federation of Independent Business feature the owner of a Bradenton fruit farm. In the ad Dean Mixon complains about the number of government regulations. The ad also calls on Nelson to help small business owners.
NFIB/Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle called it the most substantial ad purchase ever by his organization. It is running in most markets in Florida but primarily in Central Florida.
NFIB backed Florida's unsuccessful lawsuit to overturn the federal health care overhaul supported by Nelson.
A Nelson campaign spokesman pointed out the senator sponsored a regulatory reform bill and helped the state in a dispute over water regulations.