Monday, January 16, 2012

Senate candidate LeMieux blasts Mack, Nelson on term limits

The race for the U.S. Senate in Florida is hot and getting hotter. Sitting Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is considered a weak incumbent and has attracted a field of five serious challengers.

Fortunately, all of the challengers but one have signed the U.S. Term Limits pledge to cosponsor and vote for 3/2 term limits as represented in Sen. Jim Demint's term limits amendment bill. Speaking to a Tea Party group on Jan. 12, former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux blasted the only candidates who haven't signed on, incumbent Sen. Nelson and fellow Republican primary challenger U.S. Rep. Connie Mack.

"You don't send career politicians to fix Washington," LeMieux told the Indian River County Tea Party in Vero Beach. "I would serve a term or two and go home."

Characterizing Mack's private-sector experience as "a market outreach coordinator for Hooters," LeMieux renewed his call for term limits and noted that he lives and works in Florida. "California doesn't need a third senator," the Gunster Law firm chairman said in reference to Mack's residence in Palm Springs with wife Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA).


Term limits continues to play an important role in the Senate race. Adam Hasner reaffirmed his similar pledge to cosponsor the term limits amendment and even self-limit at the January meeting of the Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County.

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