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Mack raises $758,395 in debut quarter for Senate race

by George Bennett | January 12th, 2012


U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Cape Coral, raised $758,395 in the fourth quarter of 2011 for his Republican U.S. Senate bid and, thanks to leftover money from his House races, has $917,926 in cash on hand, his campaign announced this morning.

Mack got into the race at the end of October.

In a new twist on the expectations game, Mack’s campaign announced last week — after the quarter had ended — that it had set a goal of raising about $500,000 in the fourth quarter. That allowed Mack spokesman David James to tell supporters today that the campaign had “smashed our previous expectations.”

To put Mack’s numbers in some perspective, former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner of Boca Raton raised $535,000 in the third quarter for the Senate race and former appointed Sen. George LeMieux‘s top quarter was a $951,000 haul between April 1 and June 30.

Hasner and LeMieux haven’t announced fourth-quarter fundraising numbers yet. Nor has Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who raised $1.9 million during the third quarter of 2011.

2 Responses to “Mack raises $758,395 in debut quarter for Senate race”

  1. Joe bigboy Says:

    Mack is a creep. He sent me a flyer when he ran with a photo of him, his wife & 2 kids touting his “family values.”
    He then went to DC, had affairs all over town, started sleeping with Sonny Bono’s ex wife, then divorced his wife, and married Bono.
    He then stopped making support payments to his ex who ended up on food stamps living in a 1-bedroom rental in Lauderdale. After being outed for he it he resumed payments.
    He then spent the last 2 years of his off time going to California to hang out with Bono, spending little time in his district.
    This follows his usual pattern of life – bar fights (that he always lost – ron Gant blackened his eye & broke his arm in Atlanta) DUI’s and bad behavior.
    Compare him to the lifetime achievements of Bill Nelson – who has never committed adultery or had a DUI.
    Mack is a bum, if not for his famous name and daddys money he’d be living in a trailer park.

  2. NO to NELSON Says:

    Bill Nelson has been in political office for over 40 years.

    What can Floridians name that he has done for FL in all those years?


    Democrats should have run another candidate. It’s party politics instead letting capable others run for office.

    NO TO NELSON in 2012! WE want change after 40 damn years!

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