Rick Scott, Bill Nelson go with tight close-ups in dueling attack ads

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, end their latest ads with tight closeups of each other.

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson found some common ground in their nationally watched U.S. Senate race — each released an attack ad today that ends with a tight, unflattering closeup of the other.

Scott continued his efforts to brand Nelson a career politician who’s “never held a real job.” Highlighting the Senate’s frequent three-day work weeks, the narrator of Scott’s latest ad says: “It’s time to retire No-Show Nelson. Give him the rest of the week off.”

Nelson’s new ad repeatedly plays a clip of Scott saying “The results speak for themselves” while blaming the governor for the state’s toxic algae crisis, faulting him for the state not expanding Medicaid and accusing him of cutting education spending and using his position to benefit himself.