Tom Feeney's 30-second mea culpa
In a highly unusual ad, which begins tomorrow and will run for 10 days, the Oviedo Republican says he made a "rookie mistake" by going on a golfing excursion to Scotland with the now-bête noire of Washington.
Feeney notes that he eventually reported and paid for the trip. "I embarrassed myself. I embarrassed you. And for that, I'm very sorry," Feeney, sitting at a kitchen table, says over calming piano music.
The timing can mean only one thing: Feeney is deeply worried about being re-elected. It comes on the heels of internal polling released by his opponent, Democrat Suzanne Kosmas, showing a dead heat.
"We know the Kosmas campaign is going to make an issue of this 5-year-old story and Tom, once again, wants to be pro-active and straightforward about it," said his spokeswoman Pepper Pennington. Kosmas' response to the ad is here.