State Senate hopeful Merchant taps Mark Foley for host committee for Palm Beach fund-raiser
by George Bennett | March 22nd, 2010
Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, who resigned in a 2006 Internet sex scandal that helped bring down the GOP majority in Congress, is on the host committee for a Palm Beach fund-raiser next week for Republican state Senate hopeful Sharon Merchant.
Foley has been raising his public profile — a weekly local radio show, a recent Forum Club lunch appearance, last week’s Radio and TV Correspondents dinner in Washington — but this is the first time a political candidate has publicized Foley’s support to try to raise campaign cash. Merchant is running in a GOP primary against former Wellington councilwoman Lizbeth Benacquisto.
Read about it in this week’s Politics column.
Tags: Lizbeth Benacquisto, Mark Foley, Sharon Merchant