Mary Bono Mack: Post-election ‘grieving period’ over

Outgoing Reps. Mary Bono Mack and Connie Mack continued their national media tour today, this time appearing on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown.

The married congressional couple both lost their respective election bids last month: Local voters favored Democrat Raul Ruiz to Bono Mack, a Palm Springs Republican. And Florida voters chose to retain U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson instead of send Mack, a Republican, to the U.S. Senate.

Bono Mack didn’t spill the beans on any post-House plans, although she has been elected to the board of the national Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.

“There’s no doubt that there’s a grieving period when you lose an election but I think I’ve worked quickly through that point and I’m very excited about my next chapter in my life,” Bono Mack said during the MSNBC interview today.

Bono Mack also was quick to respond to show host Chuck Todd’s question about what lessons she would take into another campaign.

Her biggest takeaway? “Not to run again for office,” she quipped.

You can see the interview here.