Connie Mack IV on Principles & Values

Senate challenger; Republican Representative (FL-14)

GOP debates only help Democrats

With former Gov. Jeb Bush and other big-name Republicans backing Rep. Connie Mack's Senate bid and polls showing Mack with a sizeable lead over his GOP rivals, the Mack campaign says a debate of Republican primary candidates would only help Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

So Mack has turned down invitations from The Orlando Sentinel and The Tampa Bay Times to participate in debates with GOP rivals George LeMieux, Mike McCalister and David Weldon. And Mack has effectively said no to an invitation from Leadership Florida to participate in a July 24 Republican primary debate in Tallahassee.

"We are prepared and willing to debate Sen. Nelson and feel that at this point any such Republican primary debate exercise would only serve to benefit Sen. Nelson, which no Republican wants to see," a Mack spokesman said.

Source: Palm Beach Post ON 2012 Florida Senate debate , Jun 13, 2012

Son of Senator; husband of Congresswoman

[Long ago], a charismatic young man by the name of Connie Mack became a member of Congress and a U.S. senator, not just because his grandfather was a famed baseball player and manager for whom a youth baseball league was named.

Now many years later, his son serves in Congress and seeks the opportunity to take on incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson in November. Rep. Connie Mack IV has been endorsed by the head of the official third party organization, branded the "Tea Party." His wife is a fellow member of Congress, Mary Bono Mack, who came to Congress after the untimely death of her late husband, Sonny Bono. Sonny was a very kind and gentle person. It looks like this race in Florida, unless something fires it up, might be as mellow as was Sonny.

Source: SouthernPoliticalReport.com on 2012 Florida Senate debate , May 17, 2012

For the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited every day

Connie will make sure our education dollars are spent where they belong - on our children. Thatís why Connie believes in merit pay for teachers, and world-class technology and discipline in every classroom. And itís why he fought in the Legislature for character education classes in all public schools and for the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited every day.
Source: 2004 House campaign website, ConnieMack.com , Nov 2, 2004

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