GOP House Members Mary Bono and Connie Mack Marry in North Carolina
- I've been singing "Miss Mary Mack" the last few
GOP House Members Mary Bono and Connie Mack Marry in
Sunday, December 16, 2007
U.S, Congressman Connie Mack, R-Fla, and U.S.
Congresswoman Mary Bono, R-Calif.
ASHEVILLE, N.C Mary Bono, who was married to late
singer-turned-politician Sonny Bono and replaced him
in Congress after his death, has married U.S. Rep.
Bono's sister, Katherine Whitaker, told The Associated
Press the couple were married Saturday in a private
ceremony attended by 35 family members.
"It was fantastic," Whitaker said. "It was a very
quiet ceremony. A spokeswoman for Mack had said in
November that Asheville was selected because it is
Mack, a Republican representative from Florida, and
Bono, R-Calif., had been dating for two years. Bono's
chief of staff, Frank Cullen Jr., said Mack proposed
in late August while the couple were on a camping trip
in Arches National Park in Utah.
The 45-year-old Bono replaced Sonny Bono in Congress
in a special election in 1998. The 40-year-old Mack,
who is divorced, is the son of the Florida senator of
the same name and great-grandson of Hall of Fame
baseball manager Connie Mack.