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Feeney keeps partying

The Washington Post reports that Rep. Tom Feeney - whose trip to Scotland in 2003 with superlobbyist Jack Abramoff has raised the interest of the FBI - is going forward with his "Feeney Spring Break Bash" fundraiser tonight at the American Legion Hall in Washington.

Feeney spokeswoman Pepper Pennington told the Post's The Sleuth, "It's going to be the fourth annual year of the event. ... We're all looking forward to having a great time."

Feeney's office earlier this week acknowledged that the FBI has asked Feeney for more information about the golf trip. Three Florida newspapers have also been contacted by the FBI.

Feeney has said he didn't know the lobbyist was picking up the tab for the trip and has reimbursed the federal government more than $5,000 for the trip. But court documents this week put the pricetag of the trip at about $20,000 per person.

The FBI won't say whether Feeney's under investigation, his office says he's happy to cooperate with the probe.

Read the Post column here

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