Mack, McCollum Best Known Among GOP Voters

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Congressman Connie Mack IV of Fort Myers and Attorney General Bill McCollum are the best known of potential Republican hopefuls for an open U.S. Senate seat in 2010.

Former House Speaker Marco Rubio of West Miami was favored by 2 percent of the 522 Republicans, the Quinnipiac University (Conn.) Polling Institute reported Wednesday.

The lone announced candidate on the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami, was supported by 13 percent of the 442 Democrats in the Jan. 14-19 survey. The state's chief financial officer, Alex Sink, was preferred by 15 percent of Democrats, but she has ruled out running.

The seat is being vacated by U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Orlando, who decided against seeking a second term.


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  • by Robert Location: Obrien on Jan 21, 2009 at 10:56 AM
    Is this story being posted as an "equal time" response to Mack and Sink (DEM)news releases about being possible Senate candidates? I sort of agree with Mike in the sense that "absolute power corrupts absolutely" and expecially with "career politicians". The only way to discriminate the good from bad is to see if they vote (or legislate) to help the majority public or help business at the expense of the majority public.
  • by Mike Location: Tallahassee on Jan 21, 2009 at 08:42 AM
    Voters, do the responsible thing! REFUSE TO ELECT A CAREER POLITICIAN! Even if you write in "Daffy Duck"! No, unfortunately Daffy can not and will not serve. But that is not the point. If Daffy is elected NO ONE ELSE can fill the job until another election is held. I don't believe that most special interest groups pockets are deep enough to "buy" two elections back to back. Let me ask you this: "What is to lose by trying?" If we continue business as usual we will continue to get business as usual. Recent events in politics could not possibly make it any clearer we are killing this Nation with this approach.
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