George LeMieux Defends "Two and a Half Macks" Ad

Feb 29, 2012

In an interview with WUSF, former Sen. George LeMieux is standing behind his decision to attack Rep. Connie Mack as the Charlie Sheen of Florida politics.

The Republican Senate primary campaign in Florida has heated up fast, after information about Connie Mack IV's legal troubles -- including fistfights and financial woes -- was published in the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald.

Now, LeMieux's campiagn is using that information in "Two and a Half Macks" -- an animated ad on the internet.

LeMieux tells WUSF's Craig Kopp that he wants to talk about substantive issues in this campaign, but he thinks character is an issue too and sees these ads as a way to get that message out.