Republican Connie Mack IV lost his Florida Senate bid to incumbent Bill Nelson by 13 points. His wife, Mary (deceased Sonny Bono’s former wife), a Republican member of the U.S. House for California’s 45th District may have lost to Democrat Raul Ruiz. The Los Angeles Times at 9:40 am PST this morning called the race for Ruiz. The Miami Times at 12:30 pm EST says Mary “may” have lost. All other reports I see have called it for Democrat Ruiz.
Connie Mack IV held the Florida U.S. House seat for Florida’s District 14. He is the son of Connie Mack III, a former Florida U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator. He is the great-grandson of Connie Mack, a baseball Hall of Famer, as well as the great-grandson and great-great-grandson of Morris Sheppard and John Levi Sheppard, respectively a U.S. Senator from Texas and U.S. Congressman from Texas.
Mary Bono Mack represented California’s Riverside area which includes Palm Springs. At this time, a winner for Mack’s District 14 US House seat is still unnamed.