Friday, September 29, 2006

Republican Congressman Resigns Over Emails Exchanged with Male Page


Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., submitted a letter of resignation from Congress on Friday in the wake of questions about e-mails he wrote a former male page, according to a congressional official.

Foley was considered a shoo-in for re-election until the emails to the page, who was 16 at the time of the exchange, surfaced.

Big news. It only takes a 15 seat gain by the Dems this year for them to "flip" the House. Foley's seat should move from the "no way" column to the "possible pick-up" column.

Quick update at about 4:10 pm: according to ABC News, there were also AOL Instant messanger messages involved, and other male pages. The messages were sexually graphic. Perhaps not surprisingly, Foley was the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus.

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