In Florida, FOX-TV in the Panhandle reports that Connie Mack brought his pro-jobs campaign to the Panhandle. The U.S. Senate race from Florida is still weeks away, but one candidate has already visited the Panhandle Thursday, August 23. … Mack toured the Marianna Airmotive Corporation facility. It overhauls parts of C-5 cargo aircraft for the Air Force. Mack said he wanted to visit the facility because one of the important issues in the election will be encouraging the growth of small businesses.
- Meanwhile, the Orlando Sentinel reports that Crossroads GPS continues to hit liberal Democrat Bill Nelson for supporting ObamaCare. Republican organization Crossroads GPS is launching a new round of Florida TV commercial attacking against Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, contending his Affordable Care Act vote is “hurting Florida’s seniors.” The ad, from an organization that already has spent millions of dollars in Florida going after Nelson, raises a charge that Nelson has vehemently disputed, that the proposed $700 billion Medicare trim included in the Affordable Care Act would affect benefits. Nelson contends the trim is an efficiency move that would not affect care.
- Finally, Gannett reports that Connie Mack has been awarded a prime speaking role at the GOP Convention in Tampa. Rep. Connie Mack of Fort Myers will kick off the list of speakers on the final night of the Republican National Convention next Thursday in Tampa. Mack, who is running for the United States Senate against incumbent Bill Nelson, is among five Republicans who will speak before Mitt Romney accepts the nomination as the GOP presidential candidate. Sen. Marco Rubio of West Miami will introduce Romney.