Paula Dockery, six other legislators allied to LeMieux call on Mack to release travel records

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Seven sitting state legislators today sent a letter to Connie Mack the Fourth asking him to release his travel vouchers and official calendar for 2010 and 2011.

“As elected officials, we understand the importance of regular contact and meetings with our constituents,” reads the letter. “Since you are asking the citizens of Florida for a promotion to the US Senate, you owe ‘We The People’ an accounting of your time.”

Senators Paula Dockery and Stephen Wise and Representatives Dennis Baxley, Rachel Burgin, Larry Metz, Jimmie T. Smith and Ritch Workman signed the letter to Connie Mack the Fourth.

Below is the full text of the letter:

Congressman Connie Mack
PO Box 519
Naples, FL 34106

May 14, 2012

Dear Congressman Mack,

As elected officials, we understand the importance of regular contact and meetings with our constituents.  It is through these every-day interactions at town halls, Chamber meetings, and conversations at the grocery store that we understand how the laws we pass impact our communities. These regular conversations keep us grounded in the community and are vital to ensure we continue to represent our constituents to the best of our ability.

Since you are asking the citizens of Florida for a promotion to the US Senate, you owe “We The People” an accounting of your time.  On several occasions you’ve declared that you only spent 11 days in California last year.  If you can pin point the number of days you spent on the West Coast, you are certainly able to document the amount of time you spent in Florida over the years.

You’ve often declared yourself the strongest candidate to face Bill Nelson in the General Election.  The questions surrounding the amount of time you spend in Florida is an area of inquiry that Nelson will surely exploit should you win the Primary.  That is why, for the good of the Republican Party, we ask you to please release your travel vouchers and official calendar for 2010 and 2011 and put this issue to rest.

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