Today, their backers got into it on Twitter: Former Congressman Connie Mack (Curt Clawson's supporter) and consultant Brian Hughes (a former spokesman for Gov. Rick Scott who's running Lizbeth Benacquisto's campaign).
Hughes kicked it off last night with this Tweet: "Lobbyist @ConnieMackIV 's other disgraced, hand picked candidate returns donor cash. http://www.politicalfixflorida.com...."
This morning it was Mack's turn:
Hughes: “.@ConnieMackIV Such a statesman. Wanna talk about u begging RPOF for six-figure "consulting" contract the day after Nelson cleaned ur clock?”
Mack: “@GoMeteoric Such a hack. You mean the one Gov. Scott suggested. You still haven't responded to getting caught lying. #StopTheLies #FL19”
Conservative consultant Christian Cámara (aka @Reaganista) weighed in: “@ConnieMackIV @GoMeteoric #TwitterFight”
Hughes: “@ConnieMackIV I am going to stop this back and forth before I get a tweet challenging me to a beer-fueled fisticuffs in front of a Hooters.”
Florida Democratic spokesman Max Steele (@maxasteele) provided the helpful background: “@GoMeteoric Meet @ConnieMackIV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs2LGKdDPf4 … #GameOver #sayfie”
Mack: “@GoMeteoric :-) You still won't answer the question about getting caught lying and you will be on the losing side of #FL19. #StopTheLies”
Hughes: “@ConnieMackIV RPOF answered ur BS charges and SuperPAC's work without coordination. Remember? http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics..."
Thus ended the donnybrook. For now.
Oops. Looks like I was wrong. Just after posting, Hughes threw another haymaker: "@ConnieMackIV Is this what a 13-point loss does to a person? Are you bored, underemployed, or billing Clawson by the tweet?"