Sonny Bono's Widow Loses House Seat After 14 Years
Husband Connie Mack also lost Senate bid
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2012 5:50 AM CST
Democrat Raul Ruiz defeated Mary Bono Mack in California.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A would-be DC power couple has ended up 0 for 2 in this year's election. Republican Mary Bono Mack—widow of Sonny Bono—conceded defeat last night in her House race against Democrat Raul Ruiz, reports the Hill. Bono Mack, who held the seat near Los Angeles for 14 years, is married to Connie Mack IV, a fellow congressman who ran for the Senate in Florida but lost to Democrat Bill Nelson. Mack was trying to win the seat his father once held.

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Antagonist
Nov 11, 2012 4:41 AM CST
Wow! Didn't see that one coming. Neither did Sonny.
Jamesd.
Nov 10, 2012 10:53 PM CST
Don't know anything about Ms. Bono, but am aware of Connie Mack and his run in's with law enforcement, personal and public behavior issues, debt problems, marriage for profit, and poor congressional attendance record... which somehow made him a credible Republican candidate for Florida Senate. Thankfully the citizens overwhelmingly voted in favor of our most honorable Senator Nelson, because we know Mack has zero integrity and zero class. Stay out of Florida Mack... you sorry sack!
trailmix
Nov 10, 2012 10:34 PM CST
She ran for congress in calif and he ran for the Senate in Florida. Talk about crowding each other.