September 14, 2018 / Press Releases

Group of Parkland Parents Back Nelson Re-Election

Coral Springs, FL – A group of parents who lost children in the Parkland school shooting earlier this year endorsed U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s re-election bid today.

The group led by Fred Guttenberg, who has become an outspoken advocate for gun safety after his daughter Jaime was killed at the school in Parkland, announced their support of Nelson in the U.S. Senate race during a gathering in South Florida where Nelson was joined by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch.

Guttenberg praised Nelson for his support of universal background checks and banning assault weapons, and blasted his GOP opponent for his refusal to enact common-sense gun safety measures.

“In Florida, under Rick Scott, nothing was done on guns or school safety after prior incidents like Pulse or the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting,” Guttenberg said. “Perhaps, had more been done previously I would only be known as the same small group of families that knew me as Jesse and Jamie’s dad.”