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What if both Connie Mack and Mary Bono Mack lose their races?

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October

bonomack.jpgTwo interesting tidbits about Connie Mack IV's U.S. Senate campaign:

1. It seems Connie Mack's wife, U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, is in a tougher re-election campaign than we realized in California. From the Press-Enterprise:

...Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, has cruised to easy victories in the past few cycles, despite Democratic predictions that she could be beaten. This year, however, Democrats are putting their money where their mouths are. The party and its allies have launched a series of TV ad campaigns attacking Bono Mack and released polling data that shows Ruiz, an emergency room doctor at Eisenhower Medical Center, is close behind the incumbent.

Leading political handicappers also view the race as tightening. In recent weeks, the Cook Political Report and analyst Larry Sabato each have moved the seat from “likely Republican” to “leans Republican,” a distinction that means they think Ruiz has a better shot at winning than before...

Wonder where they'd live if on the off-chance they both lose. California? Florida? Washington area?

2. Mack's polling numbers in Florida - trailing Bill Nelson by a RealClearPolitics average of 6.7 percentage points - are worse than the polling numbers for Todd "legitimate rape" Akin in Missouri, who trails by an average 2.3 points and has been abandoned by much of the GOP establishment.

 

[Last modified: Monday, October 15, 2012 4:46pm]

    

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