Game-changer? Jeb Bush weighs in for Connie Mack in GOP Senate primaryby George Bennett | June 6th, 2012
Along with Sen. Marco Rubio, who has not endorsed in the primary, Bush is the most sought-after endorsement in Florida Republican politics.
Here’s Bush’s statement, released by the Mack campaign: “Connie Mack is the principled conservative that the people of Florida deserve representing them in the U.S. Senate. Connie has the courage, conservative values, experience and determination to confront the tough issues facing our nation. We must return conservatives to the majority in the U.S. Senate. Connie is the person Floridians need in Washington working with Senator Marco Rubio to reduce our national debt and limit out-of-control spending.”
Mack has been locked in a bitter Republican primary against former appointed Sen. George LeMieux, who has repeatedly attacked Mack’s character. Former Rep. Dave Weldon and businessman Mike McCalister are also pursuing the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.