By Javier Manjarres
Congressman Connie Mack officially launched his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign in Estero, FL. The event marked the end of a 2-day campaign road trip that covered Tampa, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Miami, and finished off in Naples. The well attended event brought out Mack’s father, former Senator Connie Mack III, who arrived fashionably late, as well as other politicos who are currently running for political office.
Mack has caught significant criticism from conservatives in Florida for being ‘not-so-conservative,’ some even going as far as calling him a ‘moderate’ Republican Congressman. When asked about this perception about being a moderate, Mack forcefully stated,” I am one of the most conservative members of Congress, and I have a very conservative voting record.”
“Senator Nelson has been a lock-step liberal with President Obama, voted with him 98% of the time, we cant’ afford that in Washington, D.C., we are going to expose Nelson for what he is, a big liberal government supporter”-Congressman Connie Mack
Mack also added that there were a couple of D.C. insiders that would not miss him when he leaves the House of Representatives, including House Speaker John Boehner. Mack said that Boehner is “The happiest person in Washington, D.C. because I am running for the U.S. Senate – John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, because I have consistently opposed his big government ideas.”
Congressman Connie Mack is the clear Republican front runner in U.S. Senate race in what is now a two man race between him and former U.S. Senator George LeMieux. Former House Majority Leader Adam Hasner dropped out of the Senate race earlier this week and is now running for Congress in Allen West’s soon-to-be vacated seat. West announced that he will seek re-election in another congressional district.