Friday, September 29, 2006


Republican Congressman Mark Foley of Florida resigned from his seat this afternoon in the midst of a growing controversy involving his bizarre and possibly sexually explicit emails - including requests for photos and contact information- to a then-16-year-old male page of a colleague in Congress. A link to the emails can be found here.

Foley issued this statement: "I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent.''

He was a lock for re-election in November, but this development changes everything. His seat is now going to the Democrat in the race, Tim Mahoney. That's big in the battle for Congress.


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