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Mack raises $1 million in first quarter

by George Bennett | April 5th, 2012


U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Cape Coral, raised more than $1 million for his U.S. Senate bid during the first quarter of 2012 and has more than $1.3 million in cash on hand, his campaign says.

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.”

2 Responses to “Mack raises $1 million in first quarter”

  1. dark gator Says:

    Connie (is that a real man’s name?) Mack is a fraud in the mold of Rick “Empty Dome” Scott. They are carpet baggers, pure and simple. These non-Floridians should be barred from holding public office in the Sunshine State!

  2. Saving Florida's Future Says:

    Connie Mack likes to punch police officers and grab baseball player’s balls.
    And don’t piss him off on the road cause he is one of those a-holes who will get out of his car and punch you too.

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