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Mary Bono Mack decides to keep Palm Springs home

May 30th, 2013 | by Erica Felci | Comments

Former Rep. Mary Bono Mack has pulled her south Palm Springs home off the market.

The five bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home was listed at $1.275 million as recently as Friday, when Bono Mack and Florida Rep. Connie Mack announced they were getting divorced.

Bono Mack at homeBono Mack spokesman Howard Bragman confirmed this morning that the house is “not listed anymore.”

“At this point, Mary is planning to spend more time in Palm Springs,” he said.

Bono Mack — a Republican who represented the Coachella Valley for 14 years in the U.S. House — is now a senior vice president for Washington-based FaegreBD Consulting.

She purchased the 5,450-square-foot home in 1998 after the death of her first husband, entertainer-turned-politician Sonny Bono.

In January, Bono Mack told The Desert Sun that she was looking to sell the property even though her children and stepson Chaz Bono wanted her to keep it.

“We have an Indian land lease issue here… but I need to downsize regardless,” Bono Mack said at the time. “My kids are gone. Everybody (including) Chaz, wants me to hang on to this house… But it doesn’t make sense for me.”

Bono Mack and Mack married in December 2007 after dating for two years. It is her third marriage and his second.

Both lawmakers lost their respective campaigns in November.

Bragman said Bono Mack’s decision to keep her Palm Springs home was not related to the divorce, but instead reflected her desire to stay in the Coachella Valley.

There are no immediate plans to re-list it, he added.

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