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Connie Mack video response to Nelson ad: Senator's a "typical career politician wants to talk about Hooters and what I did as a kid."

Sen. Bill Nelson's first negative ad against Rep. Connie Mack sure hit a nerve, and it provoked an interesting response: a web-ad rebuttal from the Republican. Conventional campaign wisdom says you shouldn't repeat an opponent's attack. But Mack does a solid job looking serious, sober and tough, thereby trying to judo Nelson to make him like the frivolous one talking about the past instead of the future.

It all makes for a great Senate race in which we'll actually see the candidates (gasp!) debate issues. A caveat: he says Nelson case "the" deciding vote on ObamaCare. That's a tough eye-of-the-beholder argument to make, though it's not necessarily false.

An intriguing aside, this video rebuttal from one candidate to another could soon be a trend. Mack's Republican senate opponent, former Rep. Dave Weldon, released a web ad in which he 'debates' Mack, who wouldn't debate the little-known rival before the Aug. 14 primary. It's not without precedent. Mack's dad and namesake, Connie Mack III, didn't debate his GOP rivals on his way to a U.S. Senate win in 1988, when Republican opponent Bob Merkle traveled around with a cardboard copy of Mack as a mock-mute debate stand-in."

Here's the ad:

The Script:

"Sad, 40 years in politics and this is what Bill Nelson wants to talk about. Even if it were all true, and it's not, who cares."

“After all, Bill Nelson and I are candidates for the United States Senate and their are real differences between us.

“Bill Nelson cast the deciding vote for ObamaCare and voted to raise our taxes 150 times- I voted to against ObamaCare and to cut taxes.

“I want to talk about what really matters- fixing our economy, creating jobs and tackling our deficit. Bill Nelson, like a typical career politician, wants to talk about Hooters and what I did as a kid. “Lets get serious: Our country is in crisis. It’s time to debate the issues that matter, not this nonsense”.

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Saving Florida's Future

Connie Mack IV's allegation that Nelson was deciding vote for Healthcare Bill was rated Mostly False.
So here we have Mack misleading the public yet again.

Saving Florida's Future

Let's talk about what matters Connie.

Where have you been since you have been in Congress?
You missed 31% of your votes this year.

You have only passed 1 piece of legislation since being elected to office.

In 109 Congress Senator Bill Nelson sponsored 128 Bills Resolutions & Amendments and Connie Mack IV ONLY 4.

In the 111 Congress Senator Bill Nelson sponsored 115 Bills, Amendments & Resolutions, and Connie Mack IV ONLY 13.

In 110 Congress Senator Bill Nelson sponsored 109 Bills, Resolutions & Amendments Connie Mack IV ONLY 8

Connie Mack IV thinks being in Congress is a vacation not a Job to represent the people of Florida.

kevin

Bill Nelson is part of the problem that this country is in, good reason for term limts

Ed Holmes

Connie, you are rich kid loser. Anyone who takes 7 1/2 years to complete a 4 year degree at UF, is a loser, unless you are "actually working" and going part-time. Connie, if your name was Joe the Plumber, you would even be further behind in the polls.

annecink

Bill Nelson must go! He pushed hard for Florida Rail and voted YES on Obamacare. The "Affordable" Health Care Act is anything BUT affordable for those of us paying the bill for the ones getting it for nothing! It is devastating American business and family finances. Florida Rail would have been great for UNIONS, but not for Florida taxpayers!

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