Foley withdraws from Fla. Senate raceSo, not be a dick or anything, but what happened to Foley's dad? Anyone know?
(Gay) Closeted congressman cites family concerns
By LOU CHIBBARO JR.
Friday, September 12, 2003
Republican Congressman Mark Foley of Florida, who has declined to confirm or deny news reports that he is gay, withdrew from the race for a seat in the U.S. Senate last week, saying he wants to devote more time to care for his father, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Foley was considered the leading contender for the Republican nomination for the Florida Senate seat now held by Democrat Bob Graham, who is running for president. He has a mostly pro-gay voting record in the House of Representatives, although he emphasized his conservative positions on other issues while campaigning this year for the Senate.
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