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Penny for your thoughts? Connie Mack at CPAC talks budget, penny plan

Republican Senate race frontrunner Connie Mack got a moment in the conservative spotlight Friday at the American Conservative Union's CPAC event. Before that, Mack was all over CNN and did a few radio spots. All of it adds up to more priceless free-media exposure for the Fort Myers congressman.

Mack's speech revolved around the need for a balanced budget and his Penny Plan proposal to trim a cent from every federal dollar to balance the budget. (Background here).

"You can't spend more than you bring in," Mack said in a Q-and-A after his speech.