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A survivor of political attacks, Bill Nelson seeks to help out Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor



Bill Nelson withstood millions of dollars in outside political attacks to win re-election and now he's trying to help out a fellow Democrat facing the same onslaught.

"The extremists did it to me in last year's election. So naturally I take offense when they start using the same dirty tactics against my friend and U.S. Senate colleague Mark Pryor, in Arkansas," Nelson wrote in a fundraising email today.

Mark has had a laser-like focus on creating jobs and growing our economy. And just as importantly, he has always stood strong for Medicare and Social Security. But the outside big-money groups hate that. They want someone working for THEM. That's why they're now using false TV attack ads and coming after one of the most threatened senators on our side: Mark Pryor.

Nelson asks his followers to contribute $5 or more. "Look, going head-to-head with a tough opponent is difficult enough. But when Club for Growth, Karl Rove and other right-wing mega-donors flood the airwaves with tens of millions of dollars in misleading attack ads, that challenge multiplies exponentially.

"But Mark can beat them. How do I know? Because I faced millions of dollars in attacks, too -- and with support from Americans like you, together we prevailed."

[Last modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 1:56pm]


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