FreedomWorks Backs Connie Mack, Bashes George LeMieux
As Sunshine State News reported last week would happen, on Tuesday, national conservative organization FreedomWorks announced thats its PAC was backing U.S. Rep. Connie Mack for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fl.
“FreedomWorks PAC believes that a candidate’s proven record, not rhetoric, is the best indicator of future action,” said Max Pappas, the executive director of FreedomWorks PAC, before taking aim at one of Mack’s primary rivals--former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux. “ And when you compare Connie Mack’s record to George LeMieux’s record, it’s a night and day difference.
“George LeMieux boastfully identified himself as a ‘Charlie Christ Republican’ while he worked with Democrats to advance subsidies, environmental mandates and multiple bills expanding the authority of government,” continued Pappas before praising Mack’s proposal to reduce the size and cost of the federal government. . Connie Mack took bold positions to hold government accountable when very few others would, voting twice against the TARP bailout, fighting stimulus spending, and introducing common-sense reforms like the ‘Penny Plan,’ which is one of the most innovative reforms FreedomWorks PAC has ever seen.”