|U.S. House, Florida, District 14|
|January 3, 2005-January 3, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Florida House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Florida|
|Birthday||August 12, 1967|
|Place of birth||Fort Meyers, Florida|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Polls
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Analysis
- 9 Personal
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Mack ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Florida. Mack won the nomination on the Republican ticket. There were eight other candidates running in the August 14, 2012 primary elections. He was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Connie Mack was born and raised in southwest Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida.  He is the son of former U.S. Senator Connie Mack and well-known cancer prevention advocate Priscilla Mack.
- 2001-2003:Florida House of Representatives, 91st District
- 2005-2013: United States House of Representatives, Florida, 14th District
U.S. House of Representatives
Mack serves on the following committees:
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
- Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere (Ranking Member)
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor Policy
- Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management
- Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
Mack's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
Mack voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Mack ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Florida. Mack won the nomination on the Republican ticket. 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.
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. The Senate seat in Florida was the toss up state ranked second in likelihood of ending up Democratic, behind New Mexico's Senate seat. 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. 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.
|General Election candidates for U.S. Senate seat|
|Poll||Bill Nelson||Connie Mack||Other candidate||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
(August 15, 2012)
(August 15-21, 2012)
(September 16, 2012)
|Mason-Dixon Polling |
(September 19, 2012)
(September 26, 2012)
(October 8, 2012)
(October 15, 2012)
|Sunshine State News|
(October 22-24, 2012)
(October 25, 2012)
|Public Policy Polling|
(October 26-28, 2012)
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Connie Mack (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 13, 2012||$917,925.51||$1,060,936.78||$(597,869.74)||$1,380,992.55|
|July Quarterly||July 13, 2012||$1,380,992.55||$839,556.19||$(867,802.08)||$1,352,746.66|
|Pre-Primary||August 2, 2012||$1,352,746.66||$296,080.78||$(280,951.27)||$1,367,876.17|
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.
Mack raised over $2.7 million in the third quarter.
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 .
|U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 14th Congressional District, 2010 - Connie Mack Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|Federated Investors Inc||$12,600|
|American Crystal Sugar||$10,000|
|American Resort Development Assn||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$68,800|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Mack paid his congressional staff a total of $966,266 in 2011. He ranked 168th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 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.
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.
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.
Mack was married in 1996 and had two children before divorcing in 2006.  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.
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- Media coverage:
- National Journal "Modern Gerrymanders: 10 Most Contorted Congressional Districts—MAPS" Accessed March 31, 2012
- Human Events "Florida Senate Primary Race Heats Up," Accessed January 5, 2012
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- Gov Track "Mack" Accessed May 15, 2012
- Congressman Connie Mack "About Connie--Biography" Accessed October 18, 2011
- Congressman Connie Mack of Florida "About" Accessed October 18, 2011
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
- Campaign website, Issues
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- Center for Politics "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- FEC Reports "Connie Mack Summary Reports" Accessed July 17, 2012
- FEC Reports "April Quarterly" Accessed July 17, 2012
- FEC Reports "July Quarterly" Accessed July 17, 2012
- FEC Reports "Pre Primary" Accessed August 20, 2012
- Twitter account "Leary Reports" Accessed July 17, 2012
- Tampa Bay Times, "Mack's third quarter haul: $2.7 million; Nelson: $2.3 million," October 10, 2012
- Open Secrets "Connie Mack 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 27, 2011
- LegiStorm "Connie Mack"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Mack, (R-Florida), 2010"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
- NaplesNews.com "Mack divorce proceedings include sale of $825,000 home" Accessed October 18, 2011
|U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 14
| Succeeded by|
Kathy Castor (D)
|Florida House of Representatives
| Succeeded by|