Statements from the Florida: 2012 U.S. Senate's race

Says Connie Mack "wrote a letter to the Department of Transportation in order to get $29 million in stimulus for his congressional district."

"Bill Nelson actually voted in favor of higher taxes 272 times."

Says Connie Mack initially said he would have voted "yes" for the Paul Ryan budget plan, and then, "you said it was stupid and you would vote no. And then your folks corrected you, and you changed your position again, yes."

Says Connie Mack’s Penny Plan would cut "over $200 billion out of Medicare, over $1 trillion out of Social Security. ... $3 trillion out of defense."

Says Connie Mack voted to redefine "rape" as "forcible rape."

"I’ve got a 94 percent" career voting record in Congress while Bill Nelson has "a 92 percent voting record."

Says Connie Mack takes two homestead exemptions, "directly contrary to Florida’s Constitution."

In 2012, Connie Mack missed 178 votes, "one of the worst voting records" in Congress.

"Bill Nelson voted for higher taxes 150 times."

Says Bill Nelson voted to cut $700 billion out of Medicare to pay for Obamacare.

Says Bill Nelson "cast the deciding vote for Obamacare cutting Medicare spending by $700 billion and letting an unelected board decide what gets covered here." 

"Bill Nelson voted for a ban on millions of commonly owned firearms, which included many popular hunting and target rifles."

Says Connie Mack IV co-sponsored a bill to "take a third of the Social Security Trust Fund ... give it in individual accounts to the senior citizens, who then were to invest it in the stock market."

"A small business in my district" needed "31 different permits and fees just to be able to expand."

Says Bill Nelson "voted to raise our taxes 150 times."

Bill Nelson’s vote for the Affordable Care Act "cuts $500 billion from Medicare to pay for new government programs."

Says Connie Mack IV has been "a promoter for Hooters with a history of bar room brawling, altercations and road rage."

Embryonic stem cell research is at a "dead end, with no one good example of a successful treatment."

Twenty two years ago, when he was running for governor, Bill Nelson missed 56 percent of his votes in the U.S. House.

"This year in Congress (Connie Mack IV) has missed almost half of his votes."

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Florida Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Do you know your lawmaker?
Browse The Florida Truth-O-Meter:
Subscribe: