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Shadow political committee targets Connie "Mini Mack" in Senate race

Just after our piece on Connie Mack and his finances posted today, someone informed us of the existence of this shadowy political committee, Coral Gables-based Saving Florida's Future, which is targeting the Republican Senate candidate, using a blend of lawyer-union-Democrat-business money. It quietly posed a web ad mocking "Mini Mack" for trading off his father's name, connections, etc. (Video below)

This looks like the first Super PAC to get involved in Florida's U.S. Senate race. And it likely won't be the last. The treasurer is Ben Pollara, a President Obama fundraiser and supporter of Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson.

Some noteworthy contributors to its relatively small $135,661kitty:

*Incepture, a Jacksonville staffing agency, which gave $100,000.It dropped $225,000 last election cycle in Florida, with $100,000 to Gov. Rick Scott's Let's Get to Work committee, a previous $100,000 for the Bill McCollum committee that attacked him (Freedom First), $5,00 for state Sen. Anitere Flores and then $25,000 for the Florida Democratic Party.

*C.C. Dockery, husband of Republican state Sen. Paula Dockery (a supporter of Republican Senate candidate George LeMieux) who gave $10,000

*Sheet Metal Workers' International (which is no fan of LeMieux for the way his former law firm, Gunster Yoakley, handled a labor dispute involving foreign workers) gave $10,000

*Mundy Katowitz, a Washington-based Democratic media firm that contributed $5,661

*Akerman Senterfitt, a massive Miami-based law and lobby firm, gave $5,000

*Michael A. Singer, an Alachua-based owner of Medical Manager Corp gave $5,000. It ran into a buzzsaw of legal trouble, and separately appears to have contributed $500 to former state Sen. Rod Smith, now the head of the Florida Democratic Party.

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Johnny Hothead

God help Florida is we elect mini-Mack to the U.S. Senate. It'll prove the Peter Principle is alive and well and that most people do not deserve the right to vote...

joe blow

Senator Nelson will CRUISE to an easy win over either these Republican knuckleheads.
They are lightweights who will LOSE BIG!

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