Monday, August 07, 2006

Corrupt Congressman Drops from Race

Ohio Republican Congressman Robert Ney, who has been closely associated with corrupt Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, announced this morning that he is dropping his bid for re-election. He has asked a Republican state representative to take his spot on the ballot.

The AP story on the announcement requires one clarification. The report states that "Ney has not been accused of wrongdoing." It is true that Ney has not yet been charged with a crime; however, it has been widely reported that Ney is the "Representative #1" mentioned in court documents associated with Abramoff's guilty plea to conspiracy to bribe a public official.

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