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The Blog for Friday, December 09, 2005

"Foley gets challenger"

    "While U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fort Pierce, has been scouting out a possible run for the U.S. Senate, Democrats appear to have been scouting out the Congressional seat that he has held since the early 1990s."

    Mike Mahoney, a venture capitalist who lives in rural Highlands County, says he's going after Foley. Even though Foley has the power of incumbency, Mahoney said he is more than ready to take Foley on. ...

    Showing that Mahoney isn't just a token candidate, as Foley has mostly face in his re-elections, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was in the district last week promoting him. Rahm Emanuel has donated money to Mahoney already through a political action committee he runs.

    Washington insiders classify the district as a solid Republican district, but Mahoney said when the district sees Foley's voting record they may look for change. ...

    This continues a growing trend in Florida. Even in districts where Republicans are favored, Democrats are putting forth stronger candidates than they have in the past.
    "Foley gets challenger".

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