Connie Mack’s Double-Header Loss

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Rep. Connie Mack, left, Sen. Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a campaign rally at Tampa International Airport on Oct. 31, 2012.

Rep. Connie Mack of Florida,  great-grandson of the famed Philadelphia Athletics owner, faced a double-header in the congressional elections this week.

He lost both games.

Mack lost his own bid for the U.S. Senate to Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, and his wife, Rep. Mary Bono Mack of California, was losing her re-election bid to Raul Ruiz, down more than 4,000 votes with all of the precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

One could even call it a triple-header loss.

The Macks were surrogates for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Florida — they shadowed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in his failed Florida bid for the party’s nomination.

Then again, they have a deep bench.

The congressman is Cornelius McGillicuddy IV — his father, the former senator from Florida,  CM the Third in the line of the late baseball catcher and manager (1862-1956).  The New Times, of South Florida, has asked why he gets to use his “fake name” in Congress. (He won’t, after January.)

The retiring congressman’s son is Cornelius McGillicuddy V.

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