Rep. Tom Feeney To Become The Third GOP Congressman To Go Down In Abramoff Scandal This Month
Tom Cole and the rest of the RCCC staff can't be too happy about this week. Rick Renzi resigned from all of his committees and announced he's considering resigning. Now, the FBI is investigating Tom Feeney who DENIED having a relationship with Jack Abramoff! Hmm Tom, what about that time you flew on a private jet to go on a golfing trip in Scotland with Mr. Abramoff?
Things don't look to be getting any better for Tom Feeney as his former chief of staff resigned as Deputy Campaign Manager for Mitt Romney as a result of the FBI probe.
Anyone think Feeney's seat won't be another one to add to the Democrats' target list for 2008 after this investigation is finished?
The FBI has asked U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney for information about his dealings with Jack Abramoff as part of its ongoing investigation into the lobbyist convicted of defrauding clients.Update: Feeney only has $84,441 cash on hand in the slim chance he actually makes it to the 2008 election. Not a good outlook for his chances...
FBI agent Kevin Luebke refused to say whether Feeney, a Republican from the Orlando area, is under federal investigation.
Federal agents also have asked the St. Petersburg Times for an email sent to the newspaper by Feeney's office describing a golfing trip the congressman took with Abramoff to Scotland in 2003.