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Divorcing: Connie Mack and Mary Bono Mack

Connie Mack and Mary Bono Mack

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Connie Mack and Mary Bono Mack

Former Florida Rep. Connie Mack and his wife, Mary Bono Mack, are divorcing.

“We are saddened to announce that we have reached the difficult decision to end our marriage," they said in a statement. "We have nothing but respect and admiration for each other and we intend to remain on the friendliest of terms. We appreciate the love and support of our family and friends."

Both ran unsuccessful campaigns in November: Connie Mack vacating his congressional district to run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Bill Nelson, and Bono Mack losing re-election to her California seat to a Democrat. Both went on to join Washington lobbying firms.

They were married in 2007 after dating for two years and stirring Washington buzz. Connie Mack is the son of the former U.S. senator and Mary Bono had been married to late singer-turned-politician Sonny Bono.

[Last modified: Friday, May 24, 2013 6:42pm]

    

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