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Bill Nelson: It was a 'mistake' for convention organizers not to feature more Floridians

Sens. Al Franken and Bill Nelson ran into each other this morning

Alex Leary | Times

Sens. Al Franken and Bill Nelson ran into each other this morning

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PHILADELPHIA -- Sen. Bill Nelson said it was a "mistake" for Democratic convention organizers not to feature more Floridians.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum speaks Wednesday and Syrbina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, will speak today. But that's it, a thin showing from the biggest swing state in the country.

"They should have had maybe a mayor in South Florida. But you can't be perfect in everything," Nelson said at the Florida delegation breakfast.

Nelson also defended Debbie Wasserman Schultz. "Debbie's my friend and she has worked so hard to have this a successful convention and it is going to be."

UPDATE: We hear Nelson may regret the mistake comment as he's learned of more Florida participation. Rep. Lois Frankel and Val Demings will join Nancy Pelosi for a Democratic women address. And more Florida names will be released soon.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:09pm]

    

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