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Connie Mack teams up with Sen. John McCain in campaign tour that ends in Tampa



In his quest to unseat Florida's Democratic senator, GOP U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV toured the state Tuesday with former presidential candidate John McCain, stopping in Tampa.

"There is a clear choice in this election," Mack told a room full of supporters in a Mitt Romney Victory campaign office on Gandy Boulevard.

It was the final stop on a campaign tour that included Jacksonville and Pensacola and featured U.S. Sen. McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee.

With two weeks until Election Day, they drew a distinction between Mack and his opponent, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

"Sen. Nelson has voted for higher taxes 150 times. I've got this litmus test: If you've voted for higher taxes 150 times, it's time for you to go," Mack said.

McCain championed Mack's record as a congressman — a record he said includes voting against the health care law known as Obamacare, the Dodd-Frank regulation on the banking industry, and the automatic budget cuts that would especially affect the military.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:58am]


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