Marco Rubio isn’t happy with Bill Nelson’s attacks on Connie Mack’s youthful indiscretions, including bar fights and unpaid debts. Rubio said Nelson’s strategy of maligning Mack’s personal life is not only unfair; it ultimately “could backfire” on Nelson and wind up helping his GOP opponent.
“Floridians don’t like that kind of stuff,” Rubio told Hotline On Call in an interview. “People understand those things have nothing to do with who he is today and the qualifications he brings to the United States Senate.”
Rubio criticized Nelson’s negative attacks as ineffective because they don’t speak to the issues driving the election. “I just don’t think it’s going to be relevant,” Rubio said. “I mean, he’s been a member of Congress for a number of years now. He has a distinguished record serving there on the issues he’s taken up. So that’s what he’s going to be judged on.”