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Fla. Senate Candidate Hasner: Obama Support Makes Nelson Vulnerable

Monday, 26 Sep 2011 05:04 PM

By Henry J. Reske and Ashley Martella

Former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner told Newsmax.TV that his win in the Senate straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando validates the hard work he has put in running for Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s seat.

Hasner won 34 percent in the poll of 1,500 conservative activists Friday, followed by retired Army Col. Mike McCalister at 30 percent, former Sen. George LeMieux at 24, and businessman Craig Miller at 12.

“I’ve only been a candidate for the U.S. Senate for the past five months,” Hasner said. “I have been traveling the state, county to county, corner to corner, and I think it’s a validation that, as people get to know me, get to learn about my record, they get to see and hear my message about my vision for what we can do to restore America’s economic prosperity and restore our standing on the global stage, that they are joining my movement.”

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If Hasner wins the primary, he will have a tough row to hoe. A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows voters believe Nelson deserves another term 44 to 33 percent and he leads an unnamed Republican challenger 43 to 34 percent.

However, Hasner believes he is the guy to beat Nelson, describing himself as a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment Jewish conservative. And Nelson is vulnerable because of his support of the agenda of President Barack Obama, Hasner said.

“Right now, I think this is a line in the sand moment for America,” he said. “We recognize the challenges we face and I believe the window of opportunity in order to right the ship is narrowing. I think what we need are people who are going to go to Washington with the courage to say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done regardless of polls, regardless of politics. I’ve proven that, I’ve proven myself during my time in the state legislature that I’m going to stand tough on the big issues in the face of a lot of opposition and criticism.”

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