Yesterday, Politico.com reported that Newt Gingrich’s former sugar daddy, the casino mogul and Israel-firster Sheldon Adelson, was donating $1 million to a super PAC for Rep. Connie Mac — who, non-Floridians should note, is a man — in his bid to become the Republican nominee in the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat.
Mack has also been endorsed by the astroturf billionaire front-group Freedomworks, as well as the GOP nominee and quarter-billionaire Mitt Romney.
Today, Roll Call reports that former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux is dropping his primary. LeMieux released a whiny video in which he indicates that he was shoved out of the race by a shadowy group he refers to as the Florida GOP “establishment.”
Rep. Mack is married to Rep. Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono, the late ex-husband of Cher. Mary Bono now holds the U.S House seat representing Palm Springs, Calif., that Sonny held before he was killed in a skiing accident in 1998.