Mack gets warmup for Romney role at RNCby John Kennedy | August 23rd, 2012
Underscoring the role of battleground Florida, Republican U.S. Senate nominee Connie Mack IV was named Thursday as one of the early evening speakers on the final night of next week’s Republican National Convention.
Mack, who is looking to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, will precede another Floridian, Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who is scheduled to introduce presidential contender Mitt Romney to the crowd. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus also announced Thursday a roster of other Republican Senate and congressional candidates who will get turns at the microphone during the Aug. 27-30 convention.
But Mack appears to have drawn better positioning.
Also noteworthy: No other Florida congressional Republicans, including firebrand U.S. Rep. Allen West of Plantation, a tea party favorite and one of only two black Republicans in the U.S. House, have been given mainstage speaking roles.