Campaign 2010

Sep 24, 2007

Will Feeney Finally Return Tom DeLay’s Money?

DCCC Press

Sep 24, 2007

Will Feeney Finally Return Tom DeLay’s Money?

Representative Tom Feeney (FL-24) has taken $10,000 from indicted former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Recent news reports show that the FBI investigation into DeLay’s connections to Abramoff is heating up, with a federal grand jury issuing subpoenas for payroll records and emails from DeLay’s office. Will Tom Feeney finally give up DeLay’s contributions or will this be the latest in a long line of questionable decisions by the ethically challenged Congressman?

“If Tom Feeney’s own FBI investigation into his relationship to Jack Abramoff wasn’t enough, Feeney also refuses to return $10,000 from indicted former Congressman Tom DeLay,” said Kyra Jennings, Southern Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Tom Feeney should come clean about his ties to Abramoff and should return DeLay’s money and the unethical contribution to his own legal fund.”

Background

Tom Feeney received $10,000 from ARMPAC, Former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s political action committee. [DeLay now relies on well-built friendships, St. Petersburg Times, 5/1/05]

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed House records connected to a one-time aide to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay who has been caught up in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal. [Records of Ex-DeLay Aide Sought, Associated Press, 9/20/07]

Tom Feeney is currently under investigation by the FBI for a 2003 Scotland golf trip he took with Jack Abramoff [FBI asking Tom Feeney about trip with Abramoff, St. Petersburg Times, 4/24/07]. Feeney has also taken contributions to his own legal fund from Fred Yang, whose relationship with Feeney raised questions when Feeney was Speaker of the Florida House. [Feeney supporter pumps up legal fund, Orlando Sentinel, 8/17/07]