Mack raises $1 million in first quarterby George Bennett | April 5th, 2012
Mack’s main GOP primary rival, former appointed Sen. George LeMieux, doesn’t plan to release a fundraising total until next week, his campaign said. Through Dec. 31, LeMieux had raised $1.7 million and had more than $1.1 million on hand.
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson hasn’t released first-quarter figures, but through Dec. 31 he had raised more than $9.6 million and had $8.4 million in cash on hand.
Federal Election Commision reports are due April 15.
Mack’s camp says in a memo to supporters that about 80 percent of his first-quarter haul came “after George LeMieux launched his negative personal attacks. (Just one more proof point that George has cooked his own goose…)”
LeMieux in February began highlighting some of Mack’s decades-old bar brawls and more recent divorce and financial problems, calling Mack “the Charlie Sheen of Florida politics.”