FL: GOP Senate hopeful Connie Mack shrugs off primary opponents

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog

TAMPA— While television viewers recover from last season’s ratings bonanza known as the GOP presidential primary debates, voters in Florida learned this week that the next season’s senatorial debates will be aired without the cameo of one of the most important contestants: Cornelius McGillicuddy IV.

Two months to the day before the Republican Senate primary elections in Florida, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, R-District 14, has stated he has no intention of debating his GOP opponents — reserving his energy for the “now clear” U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, according to campaign manager Jeff Cohen.

Any such Republican primary debate exercise would only serve to benefit Sen. Nelson, which no Republican wants to see,” Mack spokesman David James said Wednesday.

Read more: Florida Watchdog

Yaël Ossowski is a journalist, writer, and consumer advocate. His writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages. He is the founder and editor of Devolution Review and deputy director at the Consumer Choice Center. He was previously a national investigative reporter at Watchdog.org. He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from the CEVRO Institute in Prague, and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Concordia University, Montreal. He currently splits his time between Vienna, Austria and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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