Polls suggest double digit lead for Nelson in Florida Senate battle
September 25th, 2012
04:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Polls suggest double digit lead for Nelson in Florida Senate battle

(CNN) - A new poll is the third this month to indicate Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida with a 14-point lead over his Republican challenger, Rep. Connie Mack.

According to a Washington Post survey released Tuesday, the two-term senator has the support of 54% of likely voters in the Sunshine State, with Mack grabbing 40%.
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Filed under: Bill Nelson • Connie Mack • Florida • Senate
Group compares Florida candidate to Charlie Sheen in ad
August 24th, 2012
08:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Group compares Florida candidate to Charlie Sheen in ad

(CNN) – A super PAC supporting Democratic Senate candidates say they're going up with a TV ad Friday comparing Republican Rep. Connie Mack of Florida to Charlie Sheen, citing the congressman's past run-ins with the law.

"Republicans call him the Charlie Sheen on Florida politics," a narrator in the ad says. "Congressman Connie Mack IV. His record includes bar brawls, road rage, and resisting arrest. A past of debts and liens. An overdrawn checking account while in Congress. A loan from dad to pay his taxes. His yacht club sued him. The condo association took him to court. Now he's running for Senate. But Florida families can't afford Connie Mack's party tab."
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Filed under: Connie Mack • CPAC 2012 • Florida • G-8 • Senate
Polls: Senate races tight in three battlegrounds
August 23rd, 2012
11:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Polls: Senate races tight in three battlegrounds

(CNN) - New polls released Thursday indicate three competitive Senate races remain tight in Ohio, Wisconsin and Florida, according to surveys by Quinnipiac University, CBS News, and The New York Times.

Starting with Florida, where Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson is defending his seat against Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack, the two-term senator leads Mack, 50% to 41%, respectively.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Nelson • Connie Mack • Florida • Ohio • Sherrod Brown • Tammy Baldwin • Tommy Thompson • Wisconsin
VP 'almosts' added to convention speakers list
August 16th, 2012
07:40 AM ET
2 years ago

VP 'almosts' added to convention speakers list

(CNN) – A few of the "could have been" running mates for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney were added to the list of speakers for this month's Republican National Convention Thursday, including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

All four names were considered potential vice presidential picks for Romney, who on Saturday announced House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate. Jindal campaigns for Romney Thursday in Virginia.
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Mack wins Senate primary race in Florida
August 15th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Mack wins Senate primary race in Florida

(CNN) - Florida Rep. Connie Mack won Tuesday's Republican primary in Florida over other Republicans seeking to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

Mack's main opponents–former Rep. Dave Weldon and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister–conceded.
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Filed under: Connie Mack • Florida • Senate Primaries
Rep. Mack favored to win Florida GOP primary
August 14th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Mack favored to win Florida GOP primary

(CNN) - Heading into Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Florida, Rep. Connie Mack is a heavy favorite to win the Republican nomination.

Mack, a four-term congressman, has maintained a steady lead in the months leading up to the contest, ahead of retired Army Col. Mike McCalister and former Rep. Dave Weldon.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Nelson • Connie Mack • Florida • Senate
Poll: Mack ahead in Florida GOP Senate primary
June 21st, 2012
11:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Mack ahead in Florida GOP Senate primary

(CNN) – While Rep. Connie Mack has a solid lead in the crowded Florida field of GOP Senate hopefuls, a new poll indicates he falls slightly behind incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, his would-be opponent.

Mack, a four-term congressman, has the backing of 41% of Republican registered voters in the primary race, while his Republican competitors trail far behind in the single digits, according a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Nelson • Connie Mack • Florida • Senate
LeMieux calls it quits in Florida Senate race
June 20th, 2012
10:47 AM ET
2 years ago

LeMieux calls it quits in Florida Senate race


(CNN)
– Former Republican Sen. George LeMieux of Florida ended his bid to return to the upper chamber Wednesday, citing low poll numbers and name recognition in a video to supporters.

LeMieux endorsed GOP rival Rep. Connie Mack, but also blamed his decision on Mack's refusal to debate.
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Filed under: Connie Mack • Florida • George LeMieux • Republicans • Senate
May 24th, 2012
10:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Polls: Democrats slightly ahead in three major Senate races

(CNN) – New polls released Thursday show Democrats ahead of Republicans in three big Senate races, all of which take place in crucial presidential election battleground states.

Starting with Ohio, incumbent Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown enjoys a 14-point lead over Republican challenger and state treasurer Josh Mandel. According to the NBC-Marist survey, 51% of registered voters said they would support Brown, while 37% said they would pick Mandel.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Nelson • Connie Mack • Florida • George Allen • Ohio • Polls • Senate • Sherrod Brown • Tim Kaine • Virginia
Mack to follow in father's footsteps?
October 27th, 2011
08:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Mack to follow in father's footsteps?

(CNN) - Add another name to the high profile Senate battle in Florida.

Republican Rep. Connie Mack has decided to make a bid, after passing on a run earlier this year for the GOP Senate nomination in the Sunshine State, a Republican source confirms to CNN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Connie Mack • Florida • House • Senate
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