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August 07, 2006

Another Republican Bites the Dust

Congressman Bob Ney of Ohio, who has been tied to Jack Abramoff's corruption schemes, is abandoning his reelection bid.   Roll call is reporting that the Justice Department is asking questions related to an interview Ney gave to Senate investigators about his relationship with Abramoff.  The Democratic challenger, Zack Space, director of a legal agency, has been running a good challenge, evidently preparing for just this pull-out.  Nevertheless this is a conservative district and Ney has already asked another conservative Republican, Ohio State Senator Joy Padgett, to run in his place according to a report in the New York Times this morning. 


Posted by Lynn Allen on August 7, 2006 at 09:02 AM in Candidate Races, National and International Politics | Permalink

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Ha! Dominoes!

Posted by: Noemie Maxwell | Aug 7, 2006 3:02:39 PM

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