Monday, April 28, 2008

Feeney's Florida House Seat Contest

Space Politics updates us on the race for Florida's 24th District seat in the house of Representatives. Up for bat is Democrat Suzanne Kosmas and Republican incumbent Tom Feeney.

Democrats point to Feeney's links to corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

"Feeney was among seven people who joined Abramoff on the $160,000 junket. Feeney reimbursed the government $5,643 for the trip, but the Justice Department last year asked Feeney for more information on his travel. Feeney calls the trip an embarrassing mistake." writes Brendan Farrington of the Associated Press.

Kosmas, a realtor, does not mention her stances on the issues at her website, and is notably silent about space exploration, notwithstanding an image of the shuttle at the main page.

Tom Feeney, on the other hand, states "My top priorities are to promote America's Vision for Space Exploration and to sustain the vitality of all NASA centers including the Kennedy Space Center." He visits China for the Global Space Development Summit this month.

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