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TEA Party of Florida Endorses Connie Mack for U.S. Senate

The TEA Party of Florida endorsed Republican Connie Mack for U.S. Senate on Friday.

The only tea organization registered as a political party in Florida lauded Mack, saying, "Connie was 'TEA Party' before there was a TEA Party."

Party Chairman John Long praised the Naples congressman on several fronts, including "his notable fiscal defections from his own Republican leadership in the Florida and U.S. House, and his Penny Plan, which, more than any other plan, balances the budget faster and restores our economic freedom."

Long said the TEA Party, whose candidates garnered more than 300,000 votes in 2010 races, will endorse major party candidates who share its views. TEA endorsed Rick Scott in the 2010 gubernatorial election.

"We plan to be very active on Connie's behalf throughout the Republican primary all the way through his victory in the November election.

"It's time for a united front against Senator Bill Nelsons and Barack Obama's failed liberal experiments that threaten the very blanket of liberty that has and must always define America," Long said.

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