Now a DCCC Target, Feeney Vacuums in Cash

Posted October 4, 2007 at 11:03am

Rep. Tom Feeney (R) will report within the next two weeks his largest one-quarter fundraising haul since his first run in 2002.

Feeney, who continues to be dogged by his alleged ties to jailed former GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, mined 560 new donors and took in nearly $325,000 during this year’s third fundraising quarter that ended Sept. 30, according to a GOP insider.

Feeney also is expected to have $376,000 in the bank going into the final quarter of the year, the source said.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which hopes to target Feeney next year but has not recruited a candidate, is running radio ads and robocalls in Feeney’s district this week, chiding him for his opposition to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program expansion.

— Matthew Murray