Newspaper article Roll Call

Connie Mack Appears Ready to Return to Congress

Newspaper article Roll Call

Connie Mack Appears Ready to Return to Congress

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A former member of Congress, who ran for the Senate in 2012, is eyeing the seat of Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who is currently on leave of absence while receiving inpatient treatment. Radel pleaded guilty on Nov. 20th to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine.

This week Florida state and local Republican party leaders have called upon Rep. Radel to resign. Radel is in a treatment center in Naples, Florida.

News reports have indicated former Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., is talking to supporters and is being encouraged to run if Radel resigns from his 19th Congressional District seat. Radel's district includes a large part of the area Mack represented while in Congress from 2005-2012.

Mack raised $7.2 million during his losing 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate seat of incumbent Bill Nelson, D-Fla. His receipts included $933,026 from PACs and other committees. View financial profile.

Mack previously represented the 14th Congressional District. In his 2010 House re-election campaign he raised $963,782, including $215,155 from PACs. …

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