See the resemblance? Former Senator George LeMieux referred to Rep. Connie Mack (left) as "the Charlie Sheen" of Florida politics.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Republican primary for Senate has turned into a two person race between former Senator George LeMieux and sitting Congressman Connie Mack, son of a former US Senator.
Mack is the frontrunner, so LeMieux is going after Mack's record before the primary, even comparing him to Charlie Sheen.
Along with PolitiFact Florida, 10 News puts the personal claims in a new web ad to the truth-o-meter.
It's a popular show here on CBS, now a new web ad by George LeMieux parodies "Two And A Half Men" and makes a lot of personal claims about Congressman Connie Mack, even referring to him as "half Mack."
But behind the catchy rhythm, is there any truth?
"It's called Two and a Half Macks and it's talking about how Connie Mack's father was a respected person and his grandfather is also a respected family member but Connie Mack the 4th, not so much," says Aaron Sharockman with PolitiFact Florida.
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Several claims poke fun at Mack throughout the ad, but a few warranted some fact checking, including the claim "his only real job, in the real world an events coordinator for Hooters."
"He worked at a company that owned restaurants around Florida, including some Hooters franchises. We asked the LeMieux camp if they had any evidence that this was the only job that Connie Mack had that he was an events coordinator at Hooter's and they didn't provide much to substantiate their claim," says Sharockman.
So PolitiFact Florida rates this claim: MOSTLY FALSE.
For the second check, you have to pay attention to the visuals. The ad says he failed to pay his child support, then you see in bold, red letters, "past due", "over due" and "urgent."
"It made it seem like it was repeated that Connie Mack was a dead beat dad, there's only one documented instance where he was slightly late paying a temporary alimony. In fact, we saw the paperwork to show that he deposited the money over a series of days of makeup for the money he did not pay and actually paid a little more to cover any interest or what was lost," says Sharockman.
Since this claim is one that the LeMieux camp has very little evidence to prove, while Connie Mack can prove it was a onetime thing, PolitiFact Florida rates this claim: FALSE.
You can watch the entire web ad and read more PolitiFact Florida articles here: http://www.politifact.com/florida/