Fla. Sen. Nelson ad slams likely GOP opponent Mack
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Sen. Bill Nelson is launching his first attack ad on likely Republican opponent Connie Mack.
It comes the day after Nelson aired a positive ad about his own background and record. The campaign released copies of the ad hitting Mack's character on Thursday.
Mack is the favorite to win the Aug. 14 primary. Nelson's ad picks up where former Republican Sen. George LeMieux left off before he exited the primary.
A narrator says Mack was a Hooters promoter and has a history of bar fights, altercations and unpaid debt. It also knocks Mack's missed votes in Congress.
And it implies he's successful because of his famous name, quoting a newspaper editorial saying he has a sense of entitlement.
It ends by saying Mack "thinks the rules are different for him."
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