The conservative non-profit FreedomWorks endorsed Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) in his U.S. Senate bid on Tuesday. Mack is running for the GOP nomination to unseat Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).
"Democrat Bill Nelson is sitting on about $10,000,000, enough to attack and destroy his Republican challenger as soon as the Republican primary is held," read the email from FreedomWorks PAC. "We can't wait until then to decide who the right candidate is to beat him. Every day we wait is another day Bill Nelson gets further ahead."
At the same time, billionaire Sheldon Adelson either will give or already gave $1 million to the super PAC supporting Mack, a source familiar with the donation told Politico. Adelson, who has now given $37.5 million to political campaigns this cycle, recently told friends he plans to give as much as $100 million to campaigns this cycle.
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