Rep. Connie Mack endorses Haridopolos in GOP Senate primaryby George Bennett | June 27th, 2011
Mack was considered a leading contender for the nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, but announced in March he would not seek the seat. Haridopolos is running against former appointed Sen. George LeMieux, former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner of Boca Raton and retired Col. Mike McCalister in the Republican primary.
Read Mack’s endorsement statement after the jump….
Statement from U.S. Rep. Connie Mack on the 2012 GOP Senate primary:
“For too long Bill Nelson’s liberal record has been at odds with Floridians. From his support of ObamaCare, his opposition to tax cuts and his recent attempt to further bankrupt our state and federal government with his support of an unnecessary rail line, Bill Nelson can no longer be trusted with our tax dollars. Mike Haridopolos has confronted the challenges of our day with a steadfast commitment to freedom, limited government, and fiscal responsibility and I am proud to stand with him to put Florida and our country back on a path of economic and job growth. I remember fondly Mike’s participation in the Freedom Caucus in Tallahassee and his watchful eye on the state budget as President of the Senate. I ask all Florida Republicans today to join me in my support of Mike Haridopolos for the U.S. Senate.”