Citizens United Backs Dave Weldon to Take on Bill Nelson
Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF) announced that they were backing former U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon for the Republican nomination to challenge Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in November. CUPVF is the PAC affiliated with conservative group Citizens United, best known for its successful challenge to federal campaign finance laws. CUPVF also put its money where its mouth is -- sending $10,000 to the Weldon campaign.
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Citizens United,” Weldon said in a statement on Thursday. “Momentum is truly growing for this campaign because Floridians are beginning to see they now have an authentic conservative in this race. Groups like Citizens United know that while I was in Congress, we were able to balance the budget, reform the welfare program – and still create a surplus. And my time as a doctor in the private sector has opened my eyes to where this country is headed because of Obamacare.
“I agree with many Floridians who feel like this country is in free fall – but I remain optimistic about our future because we were able to right the ship before and I know we can do it again,” Weldon added.
David Bossie, the president of Citizens United, praised Weldon and issued harsh words for U.S. Rep. Connie Mack who is the favorite to win the Republican nomination.
“Dr. Dave Weldon is a Christian conservative who has been a champion of the conservative movement for decades. Conservatives in Florida deserve a candidate who can go toe to toe with Bill Nelson and defeat him in November -- now they finally have one in Dr. Dave Weldon,” Bossie said. “Connie Mack is a puppet of the establishment who does not have the high moral caliber that Dr. Weldon displays every day. I urge all conservative Republicans in Florida to support Dr. Dave Weldon in the upcoming primary because he will be a U.S. senator they can be proud of who will never let them down.”