Now that the presidential primary mayhem is over, Senate candidate Connie Mack is refocusing is campaign efforts on unseating Bill Nelson. Mack made a stop at the River Club of Jacksonville this morning for a private event. Afterwards, Mack talked to me about progress on the Mack Penny Plan, a solution to the budget deficit that would cut 1%, or one penny, from every federal dollar for the next 6 years. Mack says he’s gotten about 70 co-sponsors in the house and 8 in the Senate, and it’s a bipartisan effort
"It appears that our leadership in Washington has to try everything that doesn't work first until they get to the [Mack] Penny Plan, which we all know will work."
Mack says he’s focused on unseating Bill Nelson from his Senate seat, issuing a challenge to incumbent democratic Senator Bill Nelson.
"Stop telling people you're a moderate when you vote 98 percent of the time with Barack Obama."
Mack has spent the past week or so traveling on Mitt Romney's bus around the state of Florida campaigning for the former Governor, who Mack has endorsed for president. Today, he responded to Newt Gingrich's complaint that Florida should not have been a winner-take-all state because national Republican party rules state that no state can be winner-take-all until after April 1.
"Speaker Gingrich needs to focus on the states where he is and stop blaming everybody and everything for what's happening with his campaign."
Mack has seen a surge in his poll numbers against his main opponent, George LeMieux, since he entered the race in November. However the most recent RealClearPolitics polls show Mack still trailing Bill Nelson as of January 28th.