From a press release:
MIAMI – Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Congressman Connie Mack received the backing of Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez, former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, and the entire Hialeah City Council represented by Council President Isis Garcia Martinez, Councilwoman Katherine Cue-Fuente and Councilman Paul Hernandez yesterday with a packed house at the Goodlet Adult Center. The group presented their endorsement to Mack before a packed room of more than 300 active attendees of the Goodlet Adult Center in Hialeah. Mack also received the endorsement of City of Hialeah Gardens Mayor Yioset De La Cruz.
Mayor Hernandez said, "Miami is Mack country, and there is no better friend of freedom for the residents of Hialeah than Congressman Connie Mack." Former May Julio Robaina added, "Securing our freedom starts by not wasting our community's hard-earned dollars on wasteful programs, which Senator Nelson has done time and again. It is time to retire Senator Nelson and send Connie Mack to the U.S. Senate."
Following a discussion of his Penny Plan to balance the federal budget, Mack took questions and thanked the crowd for their support.
"The amount of support our campaign has been shown by the Hialeah community and the Miami area, even before we started the campaign, has been overwhelming. I am grateful for the support of Mayor Hernandez, Mayor Robaina and the entire Hialeah City Council in our fight for freedom."
After the event at the Goodlet Adult Center, Mack joined the Mayors and Members of the Council at Casa Marin Restaurant. Highlights of the endorsement can be seen here: http://youtu.be/zqs3qKNNP9o
Earlier this year, key elected federal officials from the Miami area endorsed Mack's campaign for Senate, including U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart, David Rivera and Lincoln Diaz-Balart. On March 1, Mack opened his statewide campaign headquarters at 2103 Coral Way in Miami.