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Nelson wins third term in U.S. Senate

By on November 6th, 2012

Sen. Bill Nelson speaks at UF Oct. 24.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, was re-elected over Republican candidate Connie Mack Jr., the Associated Press reported.

Nelson won 54 percent of the vote.

Mack, 45, a four-term congressman from Fort Myers, took 43 percent.

Nelson, 70, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000 when he replaced Mack’s father, Connie Mack III.


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