On Wednesday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi endorsed U.S. Rep. Connie Mack in the Republican primary to challenge Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in November.
"It is crucial that we elect strong and fiscally conservative leaders to the United States Senate, who will stand up to overreaching federal government power and out-of-control federal spending in Washington, D.C.,” Bondi said in a statement released on Wednesday morning. “During my service as Florida’s attorney general, and through our united efforts to fight the prescription drug epidemic in our state and nation, I have developed an incredible respect and personal friendship with both Connie and Mary Bono Mack, and I am pleased to offer Connie my endorsement and support of his campaign for U.S. Senate.”
Mack, for his part, praised Bondi for leading the charge in the state’s constitutional challenge to the federal health-care law that President Barack Obama signed back in 2010.
“When Florida elected Pam Bondi they said ‘enough’ to Obamacare,” Mack said. “Her tireless work to undo the damage done to our country and our economy by Bill Nelson and Barack Obama makes all of us proud. General Bondi’s support of our campaign to change the U.S. Senate underscores the energy that is building in our effort, and I am deeply grateful."