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    So tell me about Cor­nelius Har­vey McGillicuddy IV

    So tell me about Cor­nelius Har­vey McGillicuddy IV

    Aka Rep. Connie Mack (R-Florida) is going to run against Bill Nelson in the 2012 Florida Senate race:

    U.S. Rep. Connie Mack unexpectedly signaled late Wednesday that he will enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, apparently convinced other candidates cannot defeat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson….

    The other candidates are former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner; former Charlie Crist adviser and interim U.S. Sen. George LeMieux; retired Army colonel Mike McCalister; and former Ruth’s Chris Steak House CEO Craig Miller.

    Can he win the nomination and defeat Neslon?  How does he stack up against the other Republican candidates?  Calling all Florida readers, or those who know about Florida.

    Considering this as a possible focus race, so tell me about Cor­nelius Har­vey McGillicuddy IV.

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    kobayashi | October 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    My starting point for Conservative Senate candidates is
    the Jim DeMint “Senate Conservatives Fund”
    They only have 2 endorsements so far, Ted Cruz in Texas and Josh Mandel in Ohio.

    If I’m not mistaken DeMint was pressured by the Senate Leadership to not contest an existing Senate Republican. Alaska.


     
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    kobayashi | October 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    woops
    Senate Conservatives Fund SCF is at http://senateconservatives.com/site/endorsements

    Connie Mack has good name recognition. LeMieux hails from Broward County and that could help him here. South Florida is key. Senator Nelson will be tough to beat. He’s entrenched, and he’s known to have voted against estate taxes — a big retiree issue. Hasner is good, and his being Jewish wouldn’t hurt vis a vis the Jewish Democratic voting blocs, but it’s unclear whether he can make the leap from Florida House to U.S. Senate; I think he’s overreaching, and we might be wasting capital. I wish he were running instead for the U.S. House against Ted Deutch.


     
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    janitor | October 28, 2011 at 1:21 am

    P.S. on Mack: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/aug/05/rep_macks_divorce_final_settlement_reached/

    Mack apparently dumped his wife and two kids when he got into office after touting his ‘family values’ in mailers to the Ft. Myers district that elected him. She now lives in poverty with the kids in Ft. Lauderdale. Mack carried on an affair with Sony Bono’s wife while still married to Ann, and then married Bono only weeks after the divorce.

    One of his former speach writers is a good friend of mine…he says that Connie Mac (the younger) is an idiot who can barely walk and chew gum. He has a lot of skellatons in his closet that will come out to haunt him in a state wide race. He doesn’t do well on the stump and has issues merely reading a speech.


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