However, longstanding rumors surfaced that Foley was either homosexual or bisexual and was in a long-term homosexual relationship.The story was initially published only in local and gay press; then addressed the topic.
Foley also succeeded in getting a law passed that allows volunteer youth-serving organizations like the Boy Scouts of America and Boys and Girls Clubs to have access to FBI fingerprint background checks.Foley's stances on many social issues differ from his party's leadership.The only thing he has ever invented is another tax.He did not invent the Internet but he sure did tax it." In 2003, Foley was widely considered the Republican front runner for Bob Graham's Senate seat, especially after Graham had announced his retirement.More pages came forward, alleging a history of inappropriate conduct by Foley dating back at least 10 years.
Foley had been warned about the matter in 2005 by another House Republican and the House Clerk.Mark Adam Foley (born September 8, 1954) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives.He served from 1995 until 2006, representing the 16th District of Florida as a member of the Republican Party, before resigning due to revelations that he had sent sexually explicit messages to teenaged boys who had served as congressional pages.Constitution Party candidate Jack Mc Lain was his only opponent in 2002.He was re-elected in 2002 with 79 percent of the vote and in 2004 with 68 percent of the vote. He spent most of his tenure in Congress as a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.That same day, Foley tendered his resignation to Hastert as well as Florida Governor Jeb Bush.