Republican Senate hopefuls former House Majority Leader Adam Hasner and former Sen. George LeMieux both knocked new candidate Rep. Connie Mack IV on Monday.
LeMieux released a peppy web video comparing Mack to the Democrat the candidates are aiming to unseat, Sen. Bill Nelson. LeMieux called both “career politicians.”
Hasner’s campaign lumped all his serious opponents into the same negative sentence. “George LeMieux, Connie Mack, and Bill Nelson are the only people in America who believe that sending Washington politicians back to Washington will help solve the problems they created,” the campaign wrote in an email.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.