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Indiana congressman Mark Souder (R) to resign after affair

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second time I've beat Jonesy to the punch.

 

ndiana congressman Mark Souder ® will resign his seat after an affair with a staffer came to light, he said in a statement this morning. "It is with great regret I announce that I am resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives as well as resigning as the Republican nominee for Congress in this fall's election," said Souder.

 

 

"I sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part time member of my staff," added Souder. "I am so shamed to have hurt those I love."

 

 

The news was first reported by Fox News Channel.

 

 

The revelations regarding Souder come two weeks after he survived a serious primary challenge from car dealer Bob Thomas who spent considerable sums of his own money on the race. Souder won the primary with less than 50 percent of the vote.

How Souder will be replaced on the ballot remains to be seen. State law allows Gov. Mitch Daniels ® wide leeway in whether or not to call a special election and in the immediate aftermath of the resignation Republicans said it was unlikely there would be any vote before November.

Within 30 days of the Souder vacancy -- and he has said he will resign officially on Friday -- the precinct chairmen and women of the counties in his district must gather to select a replacement. One named being bandied about is state Sen. Marlin Stutzman who ran unsuccessfully for Senate earlier this month.

 

 

Souder joins a succession of Members of Congress embroiled in sex scandals in recent years, including Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.). Massa resigned, while Ensign and Vitter are still serving in the Senate.

 

 

Souder was elected in the GOP wave election of 1994. He represents the Fort Wayne area in northeast Indiana.

 

 

Democrats this month nominated Tom Hayhurst. Hayhurst, a repeat candidate, held Souder to 54 percent of the vote in their 2006 matchup.

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At least he takes personal responsibilty for his bad behavour.

 

Unlike the Democrat's prince of princes Bill Clinton who dropped a load on Monica and pretended like everything is OK.

 

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View PostBut, but, but Clinton...cwm27.gifcwm27.gifcwm27.gif

 

 

 

Oh there's plenty more Democrat politicians who've cheated too.......the liberals suffer from selective amnesia.

 

The list is a long one.

 

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View PostAt least he takes personal responsibilty for his bad behavour.

 

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^^^^^^^^

 

Conservative theory....

 

 

Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.). Massa resigned, while Ensign and Vitter are still serving in the Senate.

 

^^^^^^

 

conservative reality.

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As chairman of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources when Republicans held the majority in Congress, Souder was a warrior for abstinence-only sex education and a critic of other forms of sex education, and he repeatedly intervened to make sure abstinence advocates were represented -- even to the exclusion of other experts -- on panels about sexual health. This is an embarrassing moment for the cause Souder spent 16 years advocating

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The list of democrats who cheated on their wives (and boyfriends) is just as long or longer than the list of Republicans.

 

It's a universal downfall.

 

It seems the liberals have selective amnesia.

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View PostThe list of democrats who cheated on their wives (and boyfriends) is just as long or longer than the list of Republicans.

 

It's a universal downfall.

 

It seems the liberals have selective amnesia.

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in case you can't detect nuance, this thread is not about cheating on one's wife.

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