Conservative GOP Rep. Mark Foley’s resignation, over explicit e-mails he sent to a 16-year-old former page, means Democrats have a shot at a congressional seat that was all but a shoo-in for Republicans until Foley’s resignation.
Read the e-mails
AP via Yahoo:
Rep. Mark Foley (news, bio, voting record), R-Fla., resigned from Congress on Friday, effective immediately, in the wake of questions about e-mails he wrote a former teenage male page.
“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 said in a statement issued by his office.
The two-sentence statement did not refer to the e-mails and gave no reason for Foley’s abrupt decision to abandon a flourishing career in Congress.
Foley, 52, had been a shoo-in for a new term until the e-mail correspondence surfaced in recent days.
More Below the Ad