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February 11, 2016

The Macks Are Getting Divorced

Former Reps. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., and Connie Mack, R-Fla., are getting divorced.

Former Reps. Mary Bono Mack and Connie Mack served together in Congress as a married couple. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo.)

Bono Mack and Mack served together in Congress as a married couple. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The couple said in a joint release Friday that they are ending their marriage but intend to remain friends.

Bono Mack lost her re-election bid in November to now-Rep. Raul Ruiz, a Democrat. She is now a senior vice president at FaegreBD Consulting. Mack lost his bid for the Senate to Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and is now at Liberty Partners.

Back in January, the Macks seemed to be enjoying their time away from Congress. Mack told HOH: “We are excited about the future. We feel like a lot of weight has been lifted off of our shoulders and can live our lives. It’s a beautiful thing.”

But there were potential fault lines for the couple that was only the fourth to serve together in congressional history. As CQ Roll Call reported in February 2011, Bono Mack and Mack often saw each other more during congressional work weeks than at home, because they returned to their districts in California and Florida on weekends.

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  • lousgirl84

    Familiarity breeds contempt.

  • EdinNJ

    Fake marriage for the family values party. Wonder which one comes out first.

    • busaf95

      Wow, very sad Edin. Some folks figure out they were not meant to be together and at least they seem to be going about it in a civil way. I don’t think their politics should matter but if that is the lenses you view life though, so be it.

  • XYZ

    Did they forget that it’s one man, one woman and ONE time!!! Divorce is out of the question.

    • dwpittelli

      Theoretically, for Catholics. Not too many others (in the U.S.) who believe this.

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