Is Connie Mack running for the Senate or CEO of

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Since entering the race for the GOP nomination for Florida’s US Senate seat, Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV has rocketed to the top of the polls, despite being in the race for the least amount of time.

This rise in the polls is attributed, by both friend and foe to the residual recognition of Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy’s name.  That’s because Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy does not go by that name, but by the simpler nomen Connie Mack.

Mack’s relationship with his personal family history is one of the most interesting dynamics of the man.  Certainly he wants to run as his own man, but it doesn’t hurt – actually it’s never hurt – that his father was a popular U.S. Senator and his great-grandfather of the legendary owner and manager of the Philadelphia A’s.

And if you look at Mack’s website, it’s quite apparent he’s proud of his family’s political history.  But in this political era of “We Are the 99%”, how smart is it to remind voters, for example, that your maternal step-great grandfather was US Senator Tom Connally?

Take a look for yourself at this page on Mack’s campaign website and ask, is Mack running for the United States Senate or CEO of

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.