The warring endorsements between George LeMieux and Connie Mack continue. This time it’s Connie Mack’s turn. Rand Paul endorsed him saying the following:
“I’ve had the opportunity to work first-hand with Connie Mack,” the tea party darling said in a statement. “He is a passionate defender and a tireless advocate for the ideals of less taxing, less spending, less government and more freedom.
“From standing against the Bush Administration on TARP and fighting against President Obama’s failed stimulus, to his introduction of the Penny Plan, which I strongly support, Connie Mack has proven time and again that he is a staunch conservative and the very type of principled leader that we need in the United States Senate.
We consider this endorsement to truly be beneficial to the Mack campaign. It’s obvious that Ron and Rand Paul have a distinct following among libertarian-leaning Republicans. These might be from 6-10% of the Republican party electorate. While so far we have never seen them energized by anyone other than Ron or Rand Paul, getting even a few of them can bring additional votes to Mack’s column. Getting an endorsement from Rand Paul is also more mainstream given that Rand’s views (as he expresses them) are more tempered than those of his father.
“Winning the Florida Senate seat for conservatives means the defeat of Harry Reid and all of us need to rally around Connie for the sake of our country. We need Connie Mack in the U.S. Senate.”