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Details surface of Scott Lee Cohen's 2005 domestic violence arrest (Illinois Dem scandal)
Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | Assorted staff Reporters

Posted on 02/04/2010 8:59:02 AM PST by bilhosty

Scott Lee Cohen -- a pawnbroker who shocked state Democratic leaders Tuesday night by winning the party's nomination for lieutenant governor -- was arrested about four-and-a-half years ago and accused of holding a knife to a former live-in girlfriend's neck, newly obtained court records show.

The misdemeanor charge against Cohen was dropped weeks later when the woman -- who had just been found guilty of prostitution -- failed to show up to testify, according to those records.

Scott Lee Cohen had disclosed his domestic violence arrest during his campaign, but the details did not surface until after he won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.

This isn't the only piece of information Republicans might try to use against the Democratic gubernatorial ticket,


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cohen; illinois; ltgov
It just keeps getting better and better
1 posted on 02/04/2010 8:59:04 AM PST by bilhosty
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To: bilhosty
might try to use

Might try? They'd better use it if they have any interest in actually winning a general election in Illinois. The court of public opinion is not subject to the same restrictions as a court of law. The republicans better wake up and make that realization some day.

2 posted on 02/04/2010 9:16:02 AM PST by trad_anglican
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The schadenfreude just gets more delicious with each passing day....


3 posted on 02/04/2010 9:19:51 AM PST by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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