Freebird! Connie Mack to introduce Lynyrd Skynyrd at pre-convention eventby George Bennett | August 24th, 2012
Republican U.S. Rep. Connie Mack and his wife, California Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack, will introduce Lynyrd Skynyrd on Sunday at an event near the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the GOP convention kicks off the next day.
The band is participating in a benefit for Citizens Helping Heroes, a nonprofit that assists military members and their immediate relatives and focuses on wounded troops and the families of those killed in action.
Mack has an autographed guitar from the band hanging in his congressional office in Washington and is a friend and neighbor in Fort Myers of Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Rickey Medlocke, a Mack spokesman said.