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Mack Declines to Distance from "47 Percent" Comments

We've flagged some Senate candidates who've distanced themselves Mitt Romney's controversial, secretly videotaped remarks about 47 percent of Americans wanting government handouts.

Rep. Connie Mack isn't one of them.

Florida's GOP Senate nominee sent the Tampa Bay Times a statement on the issue:

"Clearly Mitt Romney was discussing our economic system, which because of excessive government interference, often hurts the very people it's meant to help and creates a tax system that is wildly disproportional across our economy," Mack said in a statement to the Buzz. "Government must be restructured to be effective and efficient, with a tax system that is more simple and fair."

It's been reported that Florida is among the top ten states where the "47 percent" live.

Mack has so far proved willing to back up the GOP presidential nominee no matter what. In the midst of last week's controversy over Romney criticizing the president after attacks in the Middle East, Mack was one of just a few Senate candidates to back him on it.

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