A Democrat sex scandal?
...look quick, before it disappears
I know it had to hurt ABC to do it, but the've actually reported on a DEMOCRAT sex scandal...which also seems to involve an effort at a COVERUP by Democrat leadership.
From the report:
West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him, according to current and former members of his staff who have been briefed on the settlement, which involved Mahoney and his campaign committee.
Mahoney, who is married, also promised the woman, Patricia Allen, a $50,000 a year job for two years at the agency that handles his campaign advertising, the staffers said.
A Mahoney spokesperson would not answer questions about the alleged affair or the settlement, but said Allen resigned of her own accord and "has not received any special payment from campaign funds."
Senior Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives, including Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), the chair of the Democratic Caucus, have been working with Mahoney to keep the matter from hurting his re-election campaign, the Mahoney staffers said.
It gets better...
Mahoney was elected two years ago following the abrupt resignation of his disgraced predecessor, Republican Mark Foley, whose lewd internet messages to teenage boys and Congressional pages created a national outrage.
The affair between Mahoney and Allen began, according to the current and former staffers, in 2006 when Mahoney was campaigning for Congress against Foley, promising "a world that is safer, more moral."
You remember Mark Foley, don't you? He's the guy that the mainstream media turned into a household word for weeks on end leading up to the 2006 elections...holding him up as an emblem of the Republican Congress. That "national outrage" they refer to in the story.
Of course we're all just certain that they'll go wall-to-wall coverage on this guy, right?
There's even audio to go along with this story. Clik here and you can hear congressman Mahoney lowering the boom on his mistress in a phone call.
In the meantime, there's still a race to run. And coming just 3 weeks before election day doesn't help his case any. The latest poll has him ahead of his GOP competition by about 7 points. Keep an eye on this one.
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