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Mack campaign amends endorsement statement from Luis Fortuno to be kinder to Bill Nelson

We heard today that Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno was displeased that the Connie Mack campaign yesterday sent out a statement from Fortuno blasting Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in addition to endorsing Mack.

This was it: "Connie and I entered the Congress on the same day and I admired how he fought for freedom -- every American's Constitutional freedom. Connie always used to tell me, 'Freedom is the core of all human progress,' and from his fights on against tyrants like Hugo Chavez to the advent of his Penny Plan, Connie Mack has always been an incredible champion of freedom and prosperity. All conservatives know, and all Americans know, that we must stop Washington's endless appetite for the people's money and it's constant desire to do more and control more. Electing Connie Mack to the U.S. Senate and defeating liberal Senator Bill Nelson will help make sure conservatives have another champion for freedom in the Senate, and that Harry Reid, President Obama, and Washington's other Lockstep Liberals can't inflict any more damage on the nation."

Now the Mack campaign has released a new version, correcting the "erroneous working draft" released yesterday. Here's the new version that makes no mention of Nelson:

"Connie and I entered Congress on the same day and I admired how he fought for freedom -- every American's Constitutional freedom.  Connie used to tell me, 'Freedom is the core of all human progress,' and from his fights against tyrants like Hugo Chavez to his battle for a balanced budget, Connie Mack has always been an incredible champion of freedom and prosperity.  Electing Connie Mack to the U.S. Senate will help make sure we have another champion for freedom in the Senate. Our friends, families and neighbors in Florida need a fighter for fiscal responsibility and freedom- they need Connie Mack in the U.S. Senate."

Mack campaign spokesman David James: "An approved version of the Spanish release went out and a working draft of the English version went out. However, the right version of the english version has been on the website since the error was discovered yesterday and we have been in contact with the Governor's office since about the matter. "

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:57pm]

    

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