George LeMieux grabs Lege endorsements

Five lawmakers have thrown their support behind the U.S. Senate campaign of former U.S. George LeMieux, who’s locked in a GOP primary with former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, tea party-backed candidate Mike McCalister and former steakhouse executive Craig Miller. Senate Education Chairman Steve Wise, R-Jacksonville, is the highest-ranking of the bunch, though the son of a future state Senate president is also on the list.

“These legislators spend their time in Tallahassee fighting for conservative values and fiscal responsibility and they know I will represent their priorities in Washington,” LeMieux said in a press release announcing the endorsements.

Wise: “George LeMieux is the only proven candidate in the race. He has already shown Florida he will stand up against Washington’s wasteful spending and job-killing policies. He is a true conservative and has a voting record to prove it.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Ft. Walton Beach and son of Sen. Don Gaetz: “George LeMieux’s laser-focus on the national debt sets him apart in the US Senate race. He is a conservative of conviction, not convenience. When George LeMieux defeats Bill Nelson, Florida will have sent Marco Rubio the backup he desperately needs in Washington.”

Also endorsing LeMieux were Rep. Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford; Rep. George Moraitis, R-Fort Lauderdale; and Rep. John Tobia, R-Melbourne.

The News Service of Florida