Mitt Romney endorses Connie Mack in Florida GOP Senate primary

2:42 PM, May 16, 2012   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says Connie Mack IV is his choice in Florida's GOP primary race for the U.S. Senate.

Romney announced Wednesday his endorsement of Mack, a congressman from Fort Myers, over former Sen. George LeMieux.

It's rare for presidential candidates to thrust themselves into primary races for other offices, but Romney said Mack is a friend. In a statement, the former Massachusetts governor also said Mack is a strong conservative who would oppose the "borrow and spend ways of Washington."

The Republican nominee will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in November. A spokeswoman for LeMieux declined comment.

Mack said in a statement that he was humbled by Romney's endorsement and they would work together to unseat Nelson and President Barack Obama.

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