Skip to comments.(D-FL, Tim) Mahoney tied to $121K sex scandal
Posted on 10/13/2008 3:53:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
For the second consecutive election year, West Palm Beach has produced a potentially devastating congressional sex scandal but this one involves a Democrat.
ABC News reported Monday that Rep. Tim Mahoney the Florida Democrat who replaced disgraced Republican Mark Foley in 2006 paid $121,000 to a staffer with whom he had an affair. The news gives Republicans a desperately needed new line of attack just three weeks before Election Day.
Mahoney, 52, paid former staffer Patricia Allen $61,000 plus $60,000 in legal fees after she threatened to sue him for sexual harassment and intimidation, the network reported, citing unnamed Mahoney staffers and Allens legal papers.
The congressman who promised to restore honor and morality in a district rocked by revelations of Foleys inappropriate behavior toward House pages reportedly moved the 50-year-old Allen from a job in his office to a $50,000 position with an agency that handles his campaign advertising.
A Mahoney spokesman didnt comment on the story but said the first-term representative never used campaign funds to pay off Allen.
The National Republican Congressional Committee blasted copies of the story shortly after it appeared on ABCs Web site and Mahoneys Republican opponent Tom Rooney has planned a press conference on the story with NRCC Chairman Tom Cole in the district on Tuesday.
The scandal breaks at the worst possible time for Mahoney. He was facing a highly competitive race against Rooney, one of the GOPs leading recruits. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has already spent $430,000 on ads on behalf of Mahoney.
A poll conducted for Rooney in September showed Mahoney with a 48 to 41 percent lead.
Now Democratic operatives are privately glum about their prospects of holding onto the seat.
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I heard on Hannity today that Pelosi and other high ranking Dems were aware of this and tried to squelch the info from getting out. So much for truth and fighting corruption.
World’s oldest work-related unwritten law ——Do NOT EVER f’ the help!
The CYA Party .. Corrupt Dems .. Corrupt to the core.
What’s even worse is that the chick is a real D-O-G! He probably rubbed some Alpo on himself - worked like a charm.
TIM MAHONEY ON YOUTUBE SINGING “SEXUAL HEALING”!!! - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2104795/posts?page=1
He’s pretty good. When he’s thrown out of office, he has another career.
Hey, this guy’s a dummycrat. Let’s get bawney fwank and the kids surrounding him on the capitol steps — just to show support, ya know — and then he can tell us it all depends on the meaning of sex. He and Congwessman Jeffewson (D-LA) will retire together in 2050, with honors.
Great timing! We’ll see if this one has legs.
Remember Mark Foley? Wasn’t that (and “macaca”) the battle cry for the Dems in 2006? Hmmmmm...not so much as a peep from the MSM.
This secret phone call guarantees that Mahoney is toast.
‘(D-FL, Tim) Mahoney tied to $121K sex scandal’
It may interest you or sicken you to know that they won't have to wait that long. I think (I read somewhere) that some form of Congressional pension is available after 6 years. For a Senator it's a snap, for a congressman, it takes three terms of constant lying.
Pelosi is running the most CORRUPT and INEPT CONGRESS....EVER! Way to go 9% Nan!!
Yeah, it should make a difference, but the news media may not want a Republican in that seat, and so this will be a front page news item for one day, 2 at the most. Then, any comparison with Foley will be that their guy is heterosexual, and Foley was a child molester. I’m not the one saying it. Facts to the mainstream media are inconvenient at worst, and can be easily ignored so that the reader is able to reach the proper conclusion. Of course, their motives are pure, the ignorant gun and bible clinging news consumer needs help finding the truth.
Mahoney grew up in Summit, and graduated from Summit High in 1974.
Good timing! Maybe there’s “hope” for “change” we can believe in with Congress becoming a Republican majority again-Please! Sometimes, irony can be sweet in politics.
My favorite is never dip your pen in the company ink
Yeah! I know that one, but sometimes, especially with healthy males wherein the (ahem) circulatory flow is diverted from the brainer regions, more succinct language is called for.....
If true, that's exactly what Pelosi said that Hastert did with the Mark Foley information.
Was Pelosi doing what she accused Hastert of doing? I'd love to hear her explain why it is okay now but it wasn't then.
OK so how could this guy in good conscious even RUN for this office given who [Foley] he was replacing.
Golly, I don't remember reading lines like this in the Foley coverage.
WoW! That is a *devastating* audio recording.
Yep! and if I’m not mistaken, it is progressive and passed to spouses. Was it Jesse Helms who had the young wife to whom we will pay, and pay, and pay, and pay ... and she never even “served.”
Frankly, it is past time that we, the employers, decided on pay packages, insurance, and retirement.
That was how I first heard it phrased; only later did I discover that the person who said it to me was a serial "dipper" who spoke from much experience.
I guess you missed the part where it said that ABC broke this story, and has the phone call on their website.
That's lower than Nan's sagging cans can limbo.
MAHONEY: "I'm the judge and jury. You're fired. Hear me?"The quarterback is toast!
MAHONEY: "You work at my pleasure. You know what that means? It means you work at my pleasure. If you do the job that I think you should do, you get to keep your job."
MAHONEY: ".. and guess what? The only person that matters is guess who? Me. You understand that?"
Wow, ABC....I’m so impressed. So, think the others will pick it up, have a self-proclaimed national outrage, and have a “throw the bums out mantra?” Nahhhh, don’t think so.
Bubba...have many mummies been following you :)
Talk about strange bedfellows! This guy is toast.
I can already see the bestseller now.
Thanks for the audio link. Classic moment in the history of jerkdom.
Oh, that's rich. Get him over the election hump then it falls into a blackhole much like in Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.
Good thing he's not the Senate Minority Leader wishing a 155 year old retiring Senator happy birthday. (Lott and Thurmond)
That must be the perv district.
Hey, you’re the one saying that there “hasn’t been a peep from the MSM”, when in fact as MS a M as you can get broke the story.