This is not good news for Adam Hasner and George LeMieux.
Give credit to the Hasner folks, they got off their tweets a lot faster than the LeMieux folks.
About 9:3o p.m., the slightly dosing TwitterWorld erupted with this tweet:
Marc Caputo - Reconsideration alert: Connie Mack to enter US Senate race hrld.us/vOyRIg
A few minutes later:
SaintPetersblog Peter Schorsch - Whoa! Connie Mack to enter US Senate race (via @marcacaputo)
debitking Nelsa - Ummm? Really? RT@umarsattar HUGE NEWS: Connie Mack to enter FlSen race.
Abel Harding - Wow. RT @MarcACaputo: Reconsideration alert: Connie Mack to enter US Senate race
As the tweets gather steam, the first reactions come from the Hasner team:
Alberto Martinez - Game on. RT @MarcACaputo Reconsideration alert: Connie Mack to enter US Senate race
Christian Camara - No Reconsideration alert: I'll continue supporting @AdamHasner, since hes been a loyal conservative and only candidate that supported Rubio.
POLITICO picks it up:
Ben Smith – Connie Mack jumping in to Fl Sen
Caputo adds to the drama:
MarcACaputo - Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, who was endorsed by Connie Mack, is scheduled to have a Connie Mack fundraiser
The word spreads and then the speculation begins:
Abel Harding - Will be interesting to watch who lines up behind @ConnieMackIV out of the starting gate. Will LeMieux lose endorsements, donors?
Jennifer Duffy - With Rep. Connie Mack poised to jump into #FlSen, this race just got A LOT more interesting
CrowleyReport - Who does Connie Mack hurt more - LeMieux or Hasner?
An hour into Caputo's original report, tweets from national news organizations are picking up. Speculation continues and Hasner's folks offer this:
TheRickWilson - With Rep. Connie Mack poised to jump into #Fl Sen this race just got A LOT more interesting. Over/under on when @george lemieux leaves the race to spend more time with his law firm?
DJGroup David Johnson - Notice eerie silence from the Fans o'George tonight. Usually they are tweetin themselves into tizzy
By midnight, the tweets became a trickle.
But the political drama started last night by Cornelius McGillicuddy IV, once again proves that Florida politics is always full of surprises.