The firefight between two Republicans looking for their party's nomination to challenge Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson intensified on Tuesday, as one candidate insisted that the other would lose to Nelson and help keep Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., as Senate majority leader.
Pointing to a report from the Sunlight Foundation covered in The Hill
, which insisted that U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., spoke at the lowest level when compared to other members of Congress, the team behind former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux came out swinging at their Republican primary rival on Tuesday.
“The Hill newspaper reported yesterday that Connie Mack the Fourth ranked dead last in ‘quality of speech.’ Last place is nothing new for the prodigal son,” insisted Anna Nix, a spokeswoman for LeMieux, on Tuesday. “This year alone, Mack earned the worst attendance record in the House of Representatives and has come in dead last in three Senate primary straw polls, including the Florida Federation of Republican Women and statewide tea party leaders. If Florida Republicans nominate Connie Mack the Fourth, he will surely come in last to Bill Nelson in November, solidifying Harry Reid’s role as majority leader.”