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Mack endorses Clawson for his old seat



Former Rep. Connie Mack today endorsed Curt Clawson in the race for Congressional District 19, a big pickup for Clawson who has been spending big but also drawn the attention of a new Super PAC attacking his business credentials.

Curt Clawson is a businessman who has experience in making tough decisions to cut spending and save jobs. There aren’t too may former CEO’s of $2.2 billion companies with experience at that level who are willing to offer themselves as a candidate for Congress," Mack, who held the seat before Trey Radel, said in a statement.

Clawson in return embraced Mack's "Penny Plan" for deficit reduction.

The Super PAC today stepped up its effort, buying additional TV time and spending on direct mail, FEC report show.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 2:50pm]


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