Freedom PAC, a new shadow political committee has announced it will be the second of its to play in Florida's nationally watched U.S. Senate race by supporting Congressman Connie Mack.
Mack, a target of the Super Pac called Saving Florida's Future in February, could use the help. He's losing straw polls these days and his performance has underwhelmed enough fellow Republicans that Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is considering hoping in the race to unseat Democrat Bill Nelson.
While a recent endorsement by the American Conservative Union is some help to Mack, the Super Pac is worth so much more. If anything will keep Atwater from entering the race, it's the prospect of facing a political committee that can raise and spend unlimited sums from corporations to help an opponent.
The SuperPac is also a perfect antidote to the cash-gap between Nelson and Mack, who has $1.3 million in the bank. Nelson's campaign has $9.5 million. Nelson will also be a likely recipient of Saving Florida's Future help.
Rounding out Freedom PAC's consultant ranks: Rob Cole, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mittt Romney and former New York Gov. George Pataki; and Jake Menges, adviser to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
The three all have ties to Arthur Finkelstein, adviser for McCollum, Mack and former Sen. Connie Mack III.
The press release:
The Freedom PAC Florida’s immediate objective is to elect Connie Mack to the United States Senate.
Congressman Connie Mack has been fighting for Florida throughout his distinguished career in public service. His goal is to promote the ideals of Freedom, Security and Prosperity and we believe he is the only person who can defeat Senator Bill Nelson this fall.
Congressman Mack understands that the high cost of fuel in Florida is the fault of President Obama and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for refusing to put forth a workable energy policy and opposing the Keystone Pipeline, which would create thousands of new jobs and bring America one step closer to energy independence.
Freedom PAC supports candidates who support Freedom and liberty.