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

(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.

Democrat Raul Ruiz defeated Mary Bono Mack in California.   (AP Photo)
California Rep. Mary Bono Mack lost her bid for re-election.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Campaign, file)
Florida Republican Senate candidate Rep. Connie Mack IV, accompanied by his parents, former Florida Sen. Connie Mack III and wife Priscilla. The younger Mack lost to Bill Nelson.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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