American Conservative Union endorses Mack in Senate raceby George Bennett | April 17th, 2012
ACU puts on the annual CPAC conferences and issues yearly ratings of congressional conservatism (Mack got a 92 percent ACU score last year, compared to 100 percent for Sen. Marco Rubio and 88 percent for Reps. Allen West and Tom Rooney).
Mack is running against former appointed Sen. George LeMieux and businessman Mike McCalister for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
Here’s the endorsement statement from ACU Chairman Al Cardenas, a former Republican Party of Florida chairman: “From his proven leadership on pro-growth economic policies and energy independence solutions to his courageous efforts to bring attention to dangerous and tyrannical regimes across the world, it is clear Connie Mack is the innovative, conservative leader ready to take on Bill Nelson this fall. Liberals in the Senate have rubber-stamped President Obama’s agenda, and now it is time for voters to hold them accountable. Congressman Mack is one of many great conservatives running for Senate across the country, and the American Conservative Union PAC is proud to endorse him. The ACU PAC urges all Florida conservatives to support Connie Mack for U.S. Senate, and we look forward to aiding his victory in both the primary and general elections.”