Following the news of Connie Mack’s entry into the Florida Republican Primary for U.S. Senate, the Orlando Sentinel quoted Millennium Consulting CEO John Dowless, who said Mack’s family legacy will be a major advantage against the two front runners: George Lemieux and Adam Hasner.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he [Mack] takes the lead immediately because of name identification from his dad. I think he becomes the candidate to beat now.”
Mack is the only candidate who currently holds office. He is serving his fourth term in U.S. Congress. From 2000 to 2003, he served as a state representative the 91st district in Fort Lauderdale. Mack’s father, Connie Mack III, served in the U.S. Senate for 12 years until 2001, and his great-grandfather Connie Mack, a baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager.