Momentum? Another conservative group backs Dave Weldon

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Underdog U.S. Senate candidate Dave Weldon announced the endorsement of the United Christians of Florida’s PAC on Tuesday, reports Florida Democracy.

The group picked Weldon over GOP frontrunner Rep. Connie Mack even though it had endorsed Mack’s father, former Sen. Connie Mack III, in each of his Senate bids.

“In Dr. Dave Weldon, we have a proven and experienced Congressional Representative who understands how to lead America toward economic stability and prosperous times for generations to come,” said Mike Nelis, United Christians of Florida, Executive Director.

Florida House Rep. Dennis Baxley, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition of Florida, endorsed Weldon on Monday. Since announcing his bid in May, Weldon also has nabbed the endorsement of other conservative groups like Central Florida’s Florida Family Policy Council, the Liberty Counsel and Citizens United Political Victory fund.

Last week, David Bossie, president of Citizens United – one of the groups backing Weldon– blasted Mack for his “sense of entitlement.”

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