"Quick-witted" Connie Mack not sure which Tampa Bay newspaper endorsed him

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Before he announced his candidacy, Connie Mack didn’t spend as much time in Florida as you’d expect from someone who wants to win a statewide election, so perhaps you can forgive him for confusing the names of two of the state’s largest newspapers.

After spending the majority of his time recently attacking the Tampa Bay Times for pointing out facts and having the audacity to endorse someone other than himself, Connie Mack IV did manage to score somewhat of an endorsement from The Tampa Tribune over the weekend, notes Martha Jackovics in her increasingly must-read blog, Beach Peanuts.

The Tribune found that, as conservative Republicans go, Mack is indeed a conservative Republican who votes consistently Republican, when he’s in Washington that is.

Bu their endorsement included this caveat: “But no candidate is flawless.”

Still, one of the positive things they had to say for Mack was to call him “quick-witted.” So quick-witted that Mack couldn’t get the name right of the newspaper which endorsed him:

Congressman Mack, there is the Tampa Bay Times — you know, the newspaper which employs Bill Nelson’s communications director, Adam Smith — and there is the Tampa Tribune, the newspaper which generously endorsed you over what remains of the Republican field. But there is no Tampa Bay Tribune.

Not yet at least.

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