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Revision as of 10:44, 25 September 2012

Connie Mack
Connie Mack.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, Florida
Date of primaryAugust 14, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
U.S. House, Florida, District 14
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
2000-2003
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
Personal
BirthdayAugust 12, 1967
Place of birthFort Meyers, Florida
ProfessionMarketing Executive
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Connie Mack campaign logo
Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV (Connie Mack) (b. August 12, 1967) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mack was elected by voters from Florida's 14th congressional district. On March 30, 2012, the 14th district was included in a list released by the National Journal of the top ten most contorted congressional districts, as a result of redistricting. [1] Mack is a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Florida.

Mack is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Florida. Mack won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[2] There are eight other candidates running in the August 14, 2012 primary elections.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Mack is a "rank-and-file Republican".[3]

Biography

Connie Mack was born and raised in southwest Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida. [4] He is the son of former U.S. Senator Connie Mack and well-known cancer prevention advocate Priscilla Mack.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Mack serves on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Connie Mack endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012

Mack is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Florida. Mack won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[2] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012.

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that will decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[7] The Senate seat in Florida is the toss up state ranked second in likelihood of ending up Democratic, behind New Mexico's Senate seat.[7] Incumbent Bill Nelson's mediocre approval rating is the reasoning behind the "toss-up" classification of the Senate seat, but Nelson is expected to gain Democratic support in time for the election in 2012.[7] Nelson is also expected to face significant opposition from Mack, U.S. representative from the 14th district, in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mack won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Robert M. Neeld (D), Burt Saunders (I), and Jeff George (I) in the general election.[8]

United States House of Representatives, Florida Congressional District 14 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngConnie Mack Incumbent 59.4% 224,602
     Democratic Robert M. Neeld 24.8% 93,590
     Independent Burt Saunders 14.5% 54,750
     Independent Jeff George 1.3% 4,949
Total Votes 377,891

Polls

2012

General Election candidates for U.S. Senate seat
Poll Bill Nelson Connie MackOther candidateUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports
(August 15, 2012)
47%40%3%10%+/-4.5500
Quinnipiac University
(August 15-21, 2012)
50%41%0%9%+/-2.81,241
Rasmussen Reports
(September 16, 2012)
47%40%5%8%+/-4.5500
Mason-Dixon Polling
(September 19, 2012)
48%40%1%11%+/-3.5800
AVERAGES 48% 40.25% 2.25% 9.5% +/-3.83 760.25
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

2012

Connie Mack (2012)[9] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 13, 2012$917,925.51$1,060,936.78$(597,869.74)$1,380,992.55
July Quarterly[11]July 13, 2012$1,380,992.55$839,556.19$(867,802.08)$1,352,746.66
Pre-Primary[12]August 2, 2012$1,352,746.66$296,080.78$(280,951.27)$1,367,876.17
Running totals
$2,196,573.75$(1,746,623.09)

As of July 11, 2012, Mack raised $840,000 in the second quarter and at the end of the cycle has $1.4 million cash-on-hand.[13]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Mack's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Mack won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Mack's campaign committee raised a total of $963,782 and spent $1,055,865 .[14]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 14th Congressional District, 2010 - Connie Mack Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $963,782
Total Spent $1,055,865
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $65,456
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $63,761
Top contributors to Connie Mack's campaign committee
JG Fogg & Co$14,200
Rooney Holdings$13,700
Federated Investors Inc$12,600
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
American Resort Development Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$164,117
Securities & Investment$68,800
Real Estate$59,400
Misc Finance$40,100
General Contractors$29,400

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Mack paid his congressional staff a total of $966,266 in 2011. He ranks 168th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 224th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[15]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Mack's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-3,927 and $1,715,999. That averages to $856,036, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[16]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Connie Mack has voted with the Republican Party 90 of the time, which ranked 185 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[17]

Recent news

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Personal

Mack was married in 1996 and had two children before divorcing in 2006. [18] Mack is married to Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack. He is the proud father of two children, Addison and Connie, and two stepchildren, Chesare and Chianna. Mack resides in Fort Myers.[4]

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Porter Goss
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 14
2005–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Florida House of Representatives
2000-2003
Succeeded by
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