Across Florida
What's happening on other political blogs?

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: , ,

3 Responses to “State Senate hopeful Merchant taps Mark Foley for host committee for Palm Beach fund-raiser”

  1. Bob Says:

    Double Taxation could be an issue for Benacquisto.

  2. Lee Lady Says:

    I see someone had all the comments here scrubbed off. I guess its too much heat for Sharon and disgraced Foley to handle.

  3. Tim Mahoney comeback sounds unlikely, but ‘people have been talking to me’ | Post on Politics Says:

    [...] Mahoney said he’s been doing some business consulting and has helped raise campaign money for U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, and other unnamed Democrats from outside Florida. (Mahoney’s predecessor in Congress and in scandal-tarnished exits, Mark Foley, has also reemerged recently as a political fund-raiser.) [...]

Florida political tweeters
Video: Politics stories