Renowned musician and Florida environmental advocate Jimmy Buffett hit the campaign trail Saturday in West Palm Beach for Democratic leaders, including U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
In a short acoustic set, Buffett sang to a crowd of more than 1,000 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.”