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Foley The Roadie?

FLORIDA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Mark Foley is more than just an instant message aficionado. He's been a rock n' roll roadie too.

Foley, who has recently resigned from the House of Representatives where he served for 11 years as a Republican, representing Florida's 16th congressional district in the wake of revelations that he had sent improper email messages/instant messages to congressional pages.

In addition to his co-chairing the Congressional Committee on Missing and Exploited Children, he also chaired the Entertainment Task Force where he worked closely with the RIAA, a recording industry trade association and lobby group. The task force had been instrumental in forming closer links between Republicans and members of the entertainment industry. "The fact is that the House Republican leadership has been very helpful to our business interests," said Hilary Rosen, a previous head of the RIAA in a press release. In a recent Washington event, Grammys on the Hill, the RIAA honored Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Foley for their work to improve the environment for music makers and artists.

Foley's connections to the music industry are deeper than this. He's also an honorary roadie for the Allman Brothers, a perennial favorite with Hollywood celebs and a good friend of the late Sonny Bono the Herald Tribune reported. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers