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George LeMieux's Senate campaign in trouble



In a series of one-two-three blows, George LeMieux's Senate campaign has been staggered by anemic fundraising, the specter of a big-name Republican jumping into the race and new court documents that make him a witness in the criminal case against the former governor's hand-picked Republican Party of Florida chairman.

Now some are wondering how long LeMieux's campaign will last.

LeMieux knows he's struggling against fellow congressman Connie Mack of Fort Myers.

"Do I have an uphill climb? Sure I do," LeMieux said. "I'm not the frontrunner in this race. I'm the underdog. Connie Mack IV is the establishment candidate."

LeMieux's campaign got even tougher this week when Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said he was considering entering the Republican race to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. (story here)

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:17pm]


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