Rep. Mary Bono’s (R) engagement and forthcoming marriage to Rep. Connie Mack IV (R-Fla.) is not affecting her plans to run for re-election in 2008, her chief of staff Frank Cullen said this week.
Bono and Mack plan to maintain their existing residences in California and Florida and spend considerable time in their respective districts, though they will share a home in Washington, D.C., Cullen said.
Bono already has filed her re-election paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, and plans to file for re-election well in advance of the 2008 filing deadline.
The Congresswoman represents the Palm Springs-area 45th district. She handily won re-election last year in her GOP-leaning seat, and doesn’t look to be politically imperiled at this point. Bono banked $221,000 at the close of the second quarter.
— David M. Drucker