Mack to cast vote in hometownby John Kennedy | October 30th, 2012
Republican Connie Mack will vote Tuesday in his Fort Myers hometown before moving on to meet supporters in Polk County at a Republican headquarters as Florida’s U.S. Senate race enters its final week.
Mack spent Saturday campaigning across the state with Mitt Romney and will do a similar tour again Wednesday when the Republican presidential candidate returns and is joined by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush.
Mack, a four-term congressman, is looking to join Rubio in the Senate – a move that would mark the first time Florida has had two Republican senators since 1875. But another number stands in Mack’s way right now — and that’s the average 6 percent in polls that he is trailing two-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson as the race hits the homestretch.
Mack has lashed his candidacy to that of Romney, hoping that the presidential contender’s improving fortunes in Florida will lift the entire ticket. Many analysts, however, have the Florida Senate race listed as ranging from ‘leaning’ to ‘safe’ Democratic.