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  • Those extremist Republicans! Joseph Farah warns GOP establishment about 2016 election

    11/14/2012 5:43:24 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | November 14, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    It was almost laughable on Election Night when the analysts began explaining why Mitt Romney lost. It was because of his extreme position on border security. It was because Republicans picked candidates that were too extreme. It was because Republicans denied manmade, catastrophic “climate change” was real. And this was on what many Americans believe to be the “fair and balanced” network, Fox. Some even believe it to be a “conservative” alternative to the rest of the statist media jackals. I thought the cacophony would die down by now, but it hasn’t. Mitt Romney doesn’t have an extremist bone in...
  • Mitt Romney - Connie Mack Rally at John Benedetto Stadium at Land O'Lakes High School (FlA)

    10/28/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by ynotjjr · 10 replies ^ | October 28, 2012 | Anthony V. Masella Jr.
    Before a sea of people covering most of the Land O' Lakes High School football field and filling the stadium's stands, Mitt Romney promised "big change" tonight. {I've only been on FreeRepublic 14 years and I still don't know how to post pictures, if you see any you like, please do. This event was the biggest Romney had and was very exciting}
  • Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 40%

    09/16/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 62 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9-16-12 | Scott Rasmussen
    emocratic incumbent Bill Nelson still leads Republican Connie Mack in Florida's hotly contested U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Nelson with 47% support to Mack’s 40%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The latest findings show no change from mid-August. Florida remains Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. Nelson was first elected to the Senate in 2006 to fill the seat vacated by Mack’s father. President Obama has now moved...
  • Bill Nelson in real trouble in Florida's U.S. Senate race

    08/08/2012 5:37:51 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 8, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    The five most recent polls conducted for the U.S. Senate election in Florida show a close race in which the incumbent, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, is unable to get to the crucial 50% support level.
  • Nelson vs Mack, let the ad wars begin

    08/02/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 2 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    ‘Tis the season when candidates release new political ads almost daily, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla,, is no exception. In response, Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo asks, “Why is Sen. Bill Nelson reminding us of who he is?
  • Mack to debate Nelson, says he's no astronaut

    07/11/2012 6:44:49 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 10 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Congressman Connie Mack, R-Fla., was the center of attention Sunday night at a town hall meeting sponsored by the 1830 Project Inc., a nonprofit focused on engaging 18- to 30-year-olds in the political process. The event, held in downtown Orlando, was attended by local tea party members and featured a question-and-answer session with Mack. The following are highlights from the hour-long session, where Mack, who is running for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, discussed his penny plan, voting record and his friendship with former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. He also asserted that his Democratic opponent Bill Nelson is "not really an...
  • Top 10 Most Likely GOP Senate Pick-Ups

    07/10/2012 7:16:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 49 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/7/2012 | Human Events
    Since the GOP is likely to lose Maine (Olympia Snowe’s seat) and have competitive races to defend seats in Massachusetts (Scott Brown) and Nevada (Dean Heller), they better hope to pickup five or six Democratic seats. Here are 10 seats currently held by the opposition that Republicans can win. 1. Nebraska (Open) With the retirement of Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson in a solid red state, Nebraska is ripe for a Republican pick-up. The GOP nominated a relatively fresh face in Deb Fischer, a rancher and state senator since 2004, while Democrats reached back to the far past and are recycling...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Florida Senate Race 'Down to the Wire'

    06/21/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 21, 2012 | Patrick Hobin
    The November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Connie Mack in Florida is set to be a close race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Sen. Bill Nelson edges Rep. Connie Mack, 43 to 39 percent, in the Sunshine State contest for Nelson’s Senate seat, a new Quinnipiac poll says. “The projected November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Mack looks like it could go down to the wire,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Nelson has gained the slight edge since being tied with Mack in a May 24 poll....
  • Romney picks up Shultz, Rice, Huckabee and Nancy Reagan Endorsements

    06/01/2012 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 222 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM (Multiple News feeds) ^ | June 1, 2012 | Jeff Head
    Over the last few days, since Romney clinched the GOP nomination for President by going over the 1,144 committed delegates needed with his win in the Texas Primary on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, a number of new endorsements have come in for Romney's bid for the Presidency. These include George Shultz, former Secretary of State; Condoliza Rice, former Secretrary of State and National Security Advisor; Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate; and Nancy Reagan, wife of President Ronald Reagan. Here's what each of them had to say on the date they endorsed Romney: NANCY REAGAN endorses Mitt...
  • Jeff Atwater decides against GOP Senate run (Florida)

    04/25/2012 6:49:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | April 25, 2012 | George Bennett
    Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has decided not to enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate after briefly considering a late bid. “As much as Carole and I are humbled by your calls, notes and messages to enter the US Senate race and carry our banner into the fight we believe we have a responsibility to finish the job Floridians elected us to do,” Atwater said in a weekend Facebook post. He’s less than 16 months into his four-year term as Florida CFO. Atwater, a North Palm Beach resident, said last week he was mulling a Senate bid after...
  • George LeMieux's new video slams Connie Mack as 'half Mack'

    02/27/2012 8:37:25 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 9 replies ^ | February 27, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    George LeMieux pointed to a laundry list of policy differences between himself and Congressman Connie Mack, his most formidable opponent in the U.S. Senate race, even questioning Mack’s fitness to run for office, in a conference call Friday. Mack’s record of misconduct recently documented by the Miami Herald was only part of the conversation with reporters, LeMieux also scheduled the call to remind the press of Mack’s history and voting record. LeMieux's campaign released this video, calling Connie a "half Mack" on Monday
  • Florida Senate: Mack (R) 41%, Nelson (D) 41%

    02/16/2012 5:14:59 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 14, 2012
    Republican Congressman Connie Mack now runs dead even with incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in Florida’s 2012 U.S. Senate race. But Nelson outdistances two other potential GOP challengers, former Senator George LeMieux and businessman Mike McCalister. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Mack and Nelson earning 41% support each. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate in the race, and 12% remain undecided at this early stage. (To see survey question wording, click here.) In Rasmussen Reports’ first survey of the Florida Senate race last November, Mack, a congressman from the Fort Myers/Naples area, posted...
  • Romney Advisor: Putting the boot on the neck of Gingrich. Aiming to destroy Gingrich in FL for good.

    01/29/2012 12:30:25 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 153 replies · 1+ views
    After Gingrich Newt scored a surprise blow-out victory in South Carolina last week, the former Massachusetts governor not only unleashed a political broadside of epic proportions. "It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich — and it's working." After two standout debate performances that put him up 9 points in recent polls, Romney is keeping the pressure on Gingrich, looking to score a blow-out victory of his own here. To that end, Romney has rolled out a team of surrogates in the Sunshine State to take the fight to Gingrich in person: from...
  • Gingrich: I'll go all the way to the convention

    01/28/2012 12:18:14 PM PST · by maggief · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2012 | Joy Lin
    Port St. Lucie, Fla. -- Whether or not he wins Florida, Newt Gingrich says, "I will go all the way to the convention. I expect to win the nomination." Mitt Romney's surrogates have been appearing at every one of Newt Gingrich's rallies in the Sunshine State, but the tactic hasn't seemed to draw much reaction from the former House speaker, who on Saturday turned most of his attention to President Obama on the stump. He focused on three things "that matter to Florida ... jobs, housing, and space." (snip) "People ask me what can we do about getting more jobs...
  • Mitt Romney Campaign Launches Surrogate Infiltration at Newt Gingrich Campaign Events

    01/26/2012 12:56:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 85 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Elicia Dover
    Forget the indirect attacks and distant exchanges between the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich campaigns through the media. The Romney campaign pledged this week to run a “a full racketing operation,” right in Gingrich territory. A source close to the campaign told ABC News there will be a Romney surrogate at every public Gingrich event in Florida standing by to rebut Gingrich’s speeches to the media. “The campaign is entering a phase now where we are defining the terms of the Florida race,” a Romney staffer said. The staffer said it wasn’t a sign of fear on the Romney campaign’s...
  • Florida Senate: Mack (R) 43%, Nelson (D) 39%

    11/18/2011 9:45:11 AM PST · by sunmars · 78 replies
    Republican Congressman Connie Mack changed his mind late last month about challenging longtime Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in 2012, and now he finds himself with a modest edge over the incumbent in the first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Florida’s U.S. Senate race. The latest statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Mack with 43% to Nelson’s 39%.
  • Hillary Clinton:‘No Evidence’ DOJ Sought Required License to Send Guns to Mexico in ‘Fast and...

    10/28/2011 4:53:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Hillary Clinton:‘No Evidence’ DOJ Sought Required License to Send Guns to Mexico in ‘Fast and Furious’ By Fred Lucas October 28, 2011 ( - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified in the House Foreign Relations Committee Thursday that there was "no record" that the Justice Department had given the State Department a "head up" about Operation Fast and Furious, in which guns were allowed to flow from the United States to drug traffickers in Mexico, and that the State Department had found "no evidence" that DOJ had applied for a license or waiver to send guns to a foreign country,...
  • Clinton: State Dept. unaware of "Fast & Furious" (Video)

    10/27/2011 2:08:31 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | Oct. 27, 2011 | Staff
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said the Justice Dept. did not give the State Dept. a "heads up" about the botched gunwalking scandal known as "Operation Fast and Furious."
  • Top 10 Reasons to Support Rep. Connie Mack's Penny Plan (A Simple plan to balance the budget)

    10/09/2011 8:33:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    [Click here for a PDF version of this document.]1. It Would Cut Federal Spending By One Percent for Six Consecutive Fiscal Years. The Penny Plan would require Congress to cut just one penny out of each dollar it spends every year for six years. These gradual cuts over the next six years will balance the federal budget. 2. It Would Cap Overall Spending at 18 Percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Starting in Fiscal Year 2018. Congressional spending consumes approximately 25 percent of GDP. Federal revenue from taxes over the past 40 years has averaged about 18 percent of...
  • Obama officials play defense during ‘green jobs’ hearing

    09/22/2011 11:37:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/22/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis admitted Thursday morning during a congressional hearing that she and the Obama administration believe driving a bus that happens to run on “clean energy” should count as a “green job.” Florida Republican Rep. Connie Mack, questioning Solis during a House oversight committee hearing about why she and the Obama administration consider a man driving a “clean energy” bus to have a “green job,” pushed her on the absurdity of her argument. “Driving a bus is driving a bus, right?” Mack asked her. “I mean, you turn the wheel, you push the gas, you use...