Add former congressman Mark Foley to the list of disgraced politicians not ruling out a comeback bid, however slim that chance may be.
Foley, a six-term Republican from Florida, resigned from the U.S. House in 2006 amid reports that he sent sexually explicit messages to a teenage congressional page.
In a Center for Public Integrity story about leftover campaign funds, Foley said he’s learned to “never slam a door to the future” and doesn’t explicitly rule out running again someday.
“After the resignation, I would have given it slim odds that I’d ever run again,” Foley is quoted as saying. “But I’ve had people tell me since, ‘Your public service was sterling aside from a bump in the road.’ There’s no easy answer, although I’m going to be 60 this year, so any decision I make would be in a reasonable, short period of time.”
Foley, now a lobbyist and political consultant, has about $1.3 million left in his campaign account. He is one of seven former members of Congress sitting on at least $1 million in unused campaign funds