FreedomWorks PAC, the tea party-friendly group headed up by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX), has endorsed Rep. Connie Mack in the Florida Senate race — a departure from the upstart candidates FreedomWorks typically endorses.
In their announcement, FreedomWorks contrasts Mack against his main opponent in the Republican primary: former Sen. George LeMieux, who was appointed by moderate Gov. Charlie Crist and served on an interim basis.
“George LeMieux boastfully identified himself as a ‘Charlie Christ Republican’ while he worked with Democrats to advance subsidies, environmental mandates and multiple bills expanding the authority of government," FreedomWorks PAC executive director Max Pappas said in a statement. "Connie Mack took bold positions to hold government accountable when very few others would, voting twice against the TARP bailout, fighting stimulus spending, and introducing common-sense reforms like the ‘Penny Plan,’ which is one of the most innovative reforms FreedomWorks PAC has ever seen.”