Nelson vouches for McCain's integrity

By Times staff writer
Published February 23, 2008

Republican Sen. John McCain's integrity was defended Friday - by Florida's Democratic U.S. senator. Sen. Bill Nelson, speaking to the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, endorsed McCain as a man of integrity. Then, Nelson also endorsed the Democratic contenders, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. "All three of them are people of great integrity," Nelson said, responding to a question from St. Petersburg Times Chairman, CEO and Editor Paul Tash about reports that McCain did favors for a female lobbyist. "Any one of the three would make a good president."