Connie Mack: Obama and Bill Nelson Put America on 'Road to Greece'
With former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux bowing out of the Republican primary to challenge U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack--now an extremely heavy favorite to win the GOP nod--thanked his former rival for backing him before slamming the Democrats, insisting they were putting the nation on “the road to Greece.”
“We welcome the latest statement from George LeMieux and agree that the internal fight among Republicans would not have been helpful in our shared commitment to defeat Bill Nelson,” Mack said in a statement on Wednesday after LeMieux ended his campaign earlier in the day. “I welcome and thank George for his decision to support my campaign.”
Mack took aim at Nelson--but he also went to bat for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney endorsed Mack who has been a long time supporter of the former Massachusetts governor.
“I urge all the citizens of Florida who want less government, less taxing, less spending and more freedom to now join with us in our campaign to defeat Bill Nelson and to help Mitt Romney defeat Barack Obama,” Mack said. “This election is the most important in our life time. Our very freedom, security and prosperity hang in the balance. Bill Nelson and Barack Obama have put our country on the road to Greece. Make no mistake, the people of Florida have had more than enough of these failed ‘Lockstep Liberals.’ Together we will win in November and restore America’s promise and purpose.”