November 3, 2018 / Press Releases

Jimmy Buffett woos voters for Nelson, Dems

West Palm Beach, Fla. – Renowned musician and Florida environmental advocate Jimmy Buffett hit the campaign trail today for Democratic leaders including U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

In a short acoustic set, Buffett sang to a crowd of well over one-thousand supporters at the Meyer Amphitheater in downtown West Palm Beach.

Buffett, who started the Adopt-A-Manatee program in 1984 to increase awareness of the manatee’s plight and help conservation efforts, leveled Nelson’s GOP opponent for his environmental record.

“Some people say that there’s a ride tide to blame, but I know, it’s Rick Scott’s fault,” Buffett sang in a revised version of his classic Margaritaville. “This is for better days ahead.”

Nelson addressed the crowd and urged them to make their voices heard ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

“You are here today because you know what is at stake,” Nelson told the crowd. “Bless you for your enthusiasm, your commitment and for your vote!”

Nelson has been criss-crossing the state for the past two weeks urging voters to cast their ballots early, before early voting ends on Sunday.