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Connie Mack's campaign/year in review

From the Connie Mack campaign:

To:  Key Connie Mack Supporters
From:  Jeff Cohen, Campaign Manager
Re:  Great Momentum for Connie's Senate Campaign
Date:  January 5, 2012

Since Connie officially declared his candidacy for the United States Senate on November 28th on Sean Hannity’s national TV show, our campaign has started with a good measure of success and initial momentum that I wanted to recap for you as we enter 2012.

1) Polling

Every public poll that has been released has Connie with a significant lead in the Republican Primary. The latest poll, by TelOpinion Research shows him with a massive lead. Moreover, that poll and others show other candidates continuing to collapse. In fact one of our opponents is now stuck at between one and two percent despite having been on the stump around the state for well over a year.
Publicly released general election poll results are also very encouraging. One poll shows Connie ahead of Senator Bill Nelson. When looking at data compiled by Real Clear Politics (RCP), Senator Nelson is only ahead of Connie by a few percentage points - a very dangerous place for a two-term Senate incumbent. Meanwhile the RCP average of Senator Nelson vs. every other candidate shows his lead against them in double digits.

In short the polling data strongly suggests that Connie is the most well positioned candidate to win the Republican nomination and to beat liberal Senator Bill Nelson in November.


2) Growing Public Support
Since announcing his candidacy, Connie has begun to pick up the support of respected leaders around the state.

While we plan to continue to rollout the names of supporters in the weeks and months ahead, some of notable current elected officials who have already publicly stated their support for him include:
- Congressman Vern Buchanan
- Congressman Jeff Miller
- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
- Senate President Mike Haridopolos
- Senator, and former Speaker of the House, John Thrasher


3) Fundraising
With Connie’s very late entry into the Senate race and the challenges of the holiday season, we planned our fundraising goals conservatively for the fourth quarter, with a stretch goal of raising $500,000.

While the campaign will be tallying our fundraising results for the next several days, I am pleased to report that it appears we will achieve, if not exceed, that goal.

We will update you on the final results after they have been confirmed.


4) Conclusion
As we embark on 2012, Connie starts the year with tremendous momentum. Your support has been a vital part of our success so far. But there is much work to do -- a lot of places to go; a lot of people yet to meet; and a lot more money that must be raised to beat Bill Nelson.

Once the Presidential Primary election in Florida is over on January 31st, our campaign will begin in earnest.


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Tally Folly

I wonder if Naked Politics or any reporters in Florida for that matter will take a discerning look at Mack's lack of accomplishments over his career?

Can't Take Anymore

A total lack of politicial accomplishment has been the hallmark of the Mack family for the past two generations. He will simply introduce the bills and vote for things his contributors and political handlers tell him to. Just doing what his old man did in the US Senate. It's a wonderful career that's based on great-grandaddy's connection to baseball during the administration of President William Howard Taft. Beats working for a living.

FL (R) Conservative

Connie Mack IV is not his father, and an avid Charlie Crist promoter and supporter, for over a decade. MACK IV was Charlie Crist's U.S. Senate State Chairman in 2010 and endorsed him over Marco Rubio, even after Crist campaigned for the trillion $ stimulus with Obama. So Mack is not even a fiscal conservative, and this choice of his was not a " youthful indiscretion" as he likes to say. Read his statement on illegal immigration below directed to Gov. Jan Brewer. Why is he criticizing a sitting governor who has serious problems with drug lords and muderers who are illegals in Arizona? Read Mack's comments here:


Mack voted repeatedly for morally indefensible, human embryo destruction funded with taxpayer's money. He's repeatedly bragged about bringing home "the pork" (taxpayer monies) to his district in FL.
Senator Bill Nelson, the Obama wingman in Florida, thankfully won't be reelected either. Intelligent FL voters won't be electing unprincipled, pork-barrel politicians in '12 from either party.


Mack is a failed politican sure he has name recognition, but isn't he apart of an in effective congress. Isn't he part of the political elitists group that has been a part of the problem? Now he wants a promotion to the Senate? Thats right another career politican with insider extreme failure wants a promotion. Seems to me it's just taking another career politican from one office to another. I don't see any new blood or positive change in that thinking. If I have a pest in my house Moving him to my neighbors house does not cure the problem just means we still have a pest in the neighborhood. No MAC is not the answer. Wait the real conservative candidate has yet to come forward. He will and He has a platform of real change not a platform of self richousness like the career politicans that think they can't be beat

Dan Stojadinovic

How about reporting about pro-liberty candidates not just the establishment?


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