Connie Mack Slams George LeMieux in New Ad
The team behind Republican U.S. Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Connie Mack took aim at GOP primary rival former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux on Monday in a new Web ad. The ad attacks LeMieux, who served 16 months in the Senate, for joining then-U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, to jump over and vote with the Democrats to break a Republican filibuster on President Barack Obama’s jobs bill back in 2010.
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The Mack camp pointed to LeMieux’s ties with former Gov. Charlie Crist who remains a persona non grata with Florida Republicans for bolting the GOP back in 2010 to run for the U.S. Senate with no party affiliation.
“This ad speaks for itself, but the math here is easy," said David James, a spokesman for Mack on Monday. “When Charlie Crist hand-picked George LeMieux to serve in the Senate, George returned the favor and turned his back on conservatives yet again, voting for one of President Obama’s failed pet liberal experiments. Florida already has one liberal in Bill Nelson and they can't afford another in the form of George LeMieux.”