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PolitiFact: Did Connie Mack vote against NASA?



As Florida’s U.S. Senate debate came to a close, sitting Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson glanced at his notes, gestured to his opponent and lobbed a final missile.

"We have a great pride in this state in our space program," Nelson began, turning toward Republican Challenger U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV. "My opponent is the only member of the Florida delegation that voted against a bill to help NASA."

Mack was so busy fending off other Nelson attacks during that Oct. 17 debate, he didn’t respond to the accusation about the NASA bill.

That’s why we decided to launch a probe (sorry!) into this claim.

Read more here.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 1, 2012 5:06pm]


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