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Connie Mack
Connie Mack.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 14
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 10
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
Date of birthAugust 12, 1967
Place of birthFort Meyers, Florida
ProfessionMarketing Executive
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Connie Mack campaign logo
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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 was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Florida.

Mack ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Florida. Mack won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[2] There were eight other candidates running in the August 14, 2012 primary elections. He was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Mack is a "rank-and-file Republican".[4]


Connie Mack was born and raised in southwest Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida. [5] He is the son of former U.S. Senator Connie Mack and well-known cancer prevention advocate Priscilla Mack.[5]


Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives


Mack serves on the following committees:[6]


Presidential preference


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

Connie Mack endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Campaign themes


Mack's campaign website listed the following issues:[8]

  • Freedom
Excerpt: "Freedom is the core of all human progress. It is a truly American value. Freedom brought the pilgrims across the Atlantic on the Mayflower; it represented “true north” for millions of enslaved Americans during the Civil War; and calls for freedom awoke the American sleeping giant during the World Wars. We have always been the shining city on a hill, and the flame of freedom has been our beacon to the world."
  • Security
Excerpt: "While freedom is the core of all human progress, without security, no one is truly free. It is vitally important that we protect both our economic security and national security."
  • Prosperity
Excerpt: "Prosperity is the driver behind our economy. Every citizen who starts a business is intent on making it a success, and because of this incredible ambition, Americans have been global innovators in nearly every field."
  • The Penny Plan
Excerpt: "America is on the brink of a fiscal crisis unlike any we’ve ever seen, yet Washington continues its spending-taxing-borrowing binge. We’ve seen this time and again: Senator Bill Nelson, President Obama and their lockstep liberal allies in Congress have gone on spending sprees with the federal government’s credit card, charging taxpayers for everything from bailouts to failed “stimulus” plans to Obamacare. With your help, I will put a stop to it in the United States Senate."



See also: United States Senate elections in Florida, 2012

Mack ran 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. Mack was defeated on November 6, 2012 by incumbent Bill Nelson.[9]

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 would decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[10] The Senate seat in Florida was the toss up state ranked second in likelihood of ending up Democratic, behind New Mexico's Senate seat.[10] Incumbent Bill Nelson's mediocre approval rating was the reasoning behind the "toss-up" classification of the Senate seat, but Nelson was expected to gain Democratic support in time for the election in 2012.[10] Nelson wasis also expected to face significant opposition from Mack, U.S. representative from the 14th district, in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10]


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.[11]

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



General Election candidates for U.S. Senate seat
Poll Bill Nelson Connie MackOther candidateUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports
(August 15, 2012)
Quinnipiac University
(August 15-21, 2012)
Rasmussen Reports
(September 16, 2012)
Mason-Dixon Polling
(September 19, 2012)
Quinnipiac University
(September 26, 2012)
Rasmussen Reports
(October 8, 2012)
Rasmussen Reports
(October 15, 2012)
Sunshine State News
(October 22-24, 2012)
Rasmussen Reports
(October 25, 2012)
Public Policy Polling
(October 26-28, 2012)
AVERAGES 49.1% 41.8% 1.7% 7.6% +/-4.09 767.5
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

Campaign donors


Connie Mack (2012)[12] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 13, 2012$917,925.51$1,060,936.78$(597,869.74)$1,380,992.55
July Quarterly[14]July 13, 2012$1,380,992.55$839,556.19$(867,802.08)$1,352,746.66
Pre-Primary[15]August 2, 2012$1,352,746.66$296,080.78$(280,951.27)$1,367,876.17
Running totals

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.[16]

Mack raised over $2.7 million in the third quarter.[17]


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 .[18]


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.[19]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - 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.[20]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Connie Mack voted with the Republican Party 90 of the time, which ranked 185 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[21]


Mack was married in 1996 and had two children before divorcing in 2006. [22] 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.[5]

Recent news

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External links


  1. National Journal "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Human Events "Florida Senate Primary Race Heats Up," Accessed January 5, 2012
  3. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  4. Gov Track "Mack" Accessed May 15, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Congressman Connie Mack "About Connie--Biography" Accessed October 18, 2011
  6. 6.0 6.1 Congressman Connie Mack of Florida "About" Accessed October 18, 2011
  7. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
  8. Campaign website, Issues
  9. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Center for Politics "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  12. FEC Reports "Connie Mack Summary Reports" Accessed July 17, 2012
  13. FEC Reports "April Quarterly" Accessed July 17, 2012
  14. FEC Reports "July Quarterly" Accessed July 17, 2012
  15. FEC Reports "Pre Primary" Accessed August 20, 2012
  16. Twitter account "Leary Reports" Accessed July 17, 2012
  17. Tampa Bay Times, "Mack's third quarter haul: $2.7 million; Nelson: $2.3 million," October 10, 2012
  18. Open Secrets "Connie Mack 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011
  19. LegiStorm "Connie Mack"
  20., "Mack, (R-Florida), 2010"
  21. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  22. "Mack divorce proceedings include sale of $825,000 home" Accessed October 18, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Porter Goss
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 14
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Florida House of Representatives
Succeeded by