CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Democrats were getting right down to business on the first day of this Democratic National Convention, talking about the party platform and rules, and prominent Democrats around the convention.
WINK News caught up with Florida Senator Bill Nelson on his only day visiting the convention; he talked about some of the keys for the Democratic party this election season.
"First thing is to try to get out the correct information about the positions," Nelson said.
Nelson said the convention week will let Democrats set their record straight, in their view, on a number of issues they've been attacked on, like Medicare.
"Remember the attacks about the 700 billion dollar cut out of Medicare? It's exactly the opposite. It's 700 billion dollars of savings, extending the life of Medicare. And where did it come from? It came from providers like insurance companies, not out of the beneficiaries," the senator said.
Nelson said Republicans also haven't described the full picture about a recovering economy under President Obama.
"Now what we're seeing is the slow rise out of that abyss, as we've now had 29 of private sector job growth. It's slow, its painful, but look where we came from," Nelson said.
Nelson believes that, as always, Florida will play a key role in deciding who will win the White House.
"It could be the decider in the Presidential Election," Nelson said.
(For our interview with Nelson's Senate challenger, Republican Connie Mack, from the RNC, click here)