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Congressman's $121,000 Payoff to Alleged Mistress
ABC News ^

Posted on 10/13/2008 5:15:49 PM PDT by DocT111

West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him, according to current and former members of his staff who have been briefed on the settlement, which involved Mahoney and his campaign committee.

Mahoney, who is married, also promised the woman, Patricia Allen, a $50,000 a year job for two years at the agency that handles his campaign advertising, the staffers said.

A Mahoney spokesperson would not answer questions about the alleged affair or the settlement, but said Allen resigned of her own accord and "has not received any special payment from campaign funds."

Senior Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives, including Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), the chair of the Democratic Caucus, have been working with Mahoney to keep the matter from hurting his re-election campaign, the Mahoney staffers said.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2006electionbias; 2008electionbias; 2008elections; abcdisneynews; adultery; bimboeruption; caseofthemissingd; corruptdems; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; doublestandard; election; florida2008; floriduh; foley; foleygate; howtostealanelection; hypocrite; itsjustsex; karma; karmagate; lyingliar; mahoney; markfoley; pelosicongress; rahmemanuel; rushscongressman; timmahoney
Funny - Pelosi said she would run the most ethical Congress in history....yeah right
1 posted on 10/13/2008 5:15:49 PM PDT by DocT111
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To: DocT111

This should make Tom Rooney the prohibitive favorite in this Republican district, no?


2 posted on 10/13/2008 5:17:35 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: DocT111

Unless alleged mistress was Nancy Pelosi, I don’t see how this guy’s personal life is her fault.


3 posted on 10/13/2008 5:17:52 PM PDT by The_Republican (Conservatives are in trouble because they hate Scarlett Johanson.)
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To: DocT111

anybody got a freaking poll on this race????


4 posted on 10/13/2008 5:18:46 PM PDT by bpjam (If an enemy chooses you as his executioner, don't be rude by refusing.)
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To: DocT111

Anyone know what the election picture at both ends of the Capitol looks like? I have a feeling the mix in congress post election is going to become very important soon.


5 posted on 10/13/2008 5:19:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: DocT111

shouldn’t he be resigning?

a stupid pubbie would resign.


6 posted on 10/13/2008 5:19:53 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: DocT111

It’s all about sex, move on.. /s


7 posted on 10/13/2008 5:20:09 PM PDT by machogirl (alan colmes gives me a headache)
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To: DocT111

The affair between Congressman Tim Mahoney and Patricia Allen began, according to current and former staffers, in 2006 when Mahoney was campaigning for Congress against Foley, promising "a world that is safer, more moral." (ABC News)

8 posted on 10/13/2008 5:21:55 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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“You work at my pleasure” says the congressman to his mistress. Interesting choice of words. And she was upset that he was cheating on her with another mistress. Whadda guy.
9 posted on 10/13/2008 5:22:16 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Dogs for Palin.)
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To: DocT111
Oh, my, it's almost like that darn culture of corruption thingy.

Except this is a Democrat, so never mind.

10 posted on 10/13/2008 5:24:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: DocT111
Democrat

Resume'

Enhancement

11 posted on 10/13/2008 5:26:26 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (This is no time to go wobbly.)
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To: DocT111

Another example of what Nazi Pelosi called the “Republican culture of corruption”
Oh wait! This is another Democrat like Bill Clinton, Barney Frank, William Jefferson of Louisiana, Ted “the Swimmer” Kennedy, Jack “the Traitor” Murtha and on and on and on......
What hypocrite ba$tards the Democ-rats are!


12 posted on 10/13/2008 5:29:24 PM PDT by Riptides
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To: The_Republican
Unless alleged mistress was Nancy Pelosi, I don’t see how this guy’s personal life is her fault.

Senior Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives, including Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), the chair of the Democratic Caucus, have been working with Mahoney to keep the matter from hurting his re-election campaign, the Mahoney staffers said.

Despite Pelosi and Howard Dean's attempts to spin Mark Foley as a gay child molestor, he engaged in no criminal activity and no physical contact. The Democrats used it to paint a picture of a "culture of corruption" that "went all the way to the top of the party" because "they knew" (less than the DNC and press) and "did nothing".

Shoe is on the other foot.

Look at this adulterer's slogan:

The Democrats also championed another Democrat who had engaged in sex with his male aides in the early 1970s (when it was criminal) and championed him because he was a "gay activist" who "stood firm" against efforts to remove him for office for his crimes (it was criminal then). He happened to die while Foley was being investigated.

They are hypocrites, and Pelosi has NOT given us an "ethical" congress.

13 posted on 10/13/2008 5:36:41 PM PDT by weegee (In 2006 the Democrats took over Congress. 9% approval, $4gal gas, economy tanked. Had enuff CHANGE?!)
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To: Riptides

The prosecution couldn’t even prove its case against Mark Fowley - “insufficient evidence”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/20/us/20foley.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

Hmmm... wonder why this is not all over the headlines?
We is the selective moral outrage from the Democrats now?


14 posted on 10/13/2008 5:41:33 PM PDT by Galleta (McCain & Palin "Change You Won't Regret")
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To: Galleta

we = Where


15 posted on 10/13/2008 5:43:32 PM PDT by Galleta (McCain & Palin "Change You Won't Regret")
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To: DocT111

Search:
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/mahoney/index?tab=articles


16 posted on 10/13/2008 5:46:59 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: DocT111

Gary condit got thrown out for stuff like this. Sounds like this guy should too.


17 posted on 10/13/2008 5:55:23 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Galleta

The Democrats were NOT morally outraged at Mark Foley or the toe tapper. They used it as a wedge issue to supress voter turnout from the evangelical community who “clings” to religion (although in Foley’s case, they may have bought this Edwardsian “family man” schtick).

They wanted to TURN OFF those who would get “morally outraged”. The Democrats know that they cant’ win over all of the voters so in some cases they just want to turn them off to both parties.

It worked. The Rats won Congress through media collusion.


18 posted on 10/13/2008 5:55:38 PM PDT by weegee (In 2006 the Democrats took over Congress. 9% approval, $4gal gas, economy tanked. Had enuff CHANGE?!)
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To: TexasCajun

“The affair between Congressman Tim Mahoney and Patricia Allen began, according to current and former staffers, in 2006”

He paid what for that. I would plead insanity.


19 posted on 10/13/2008 6:12:21 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Can we avoid"Tobacco Road" on the "Road to Surfdom"?)
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To: DocT111

GUILTY!


20 posted on 10/13/2008 6:15:18 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Thebaddog

In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Congressman’s $121,000 Payoff to Alleged Mistress , Thebaddog wrote:

“You work at my pleasure” says the congressman to his mistress. Interesting choice of words. And she was upset that he was cheating on her with another mistress. Whadda guy.
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Apparently, she didn’t work hard enough:)


21 posted on 10/13/2008 10:31:35 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

Imus just paid the tape of this tool’s conversations with the mistress. He’s a first class jerk. If he were a Republican, this would be all over the place.


22 posted on 10/14/2008 3:35:24 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Dogs for Palin.)
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To: Thebaddog

Is the audio online anywhere?


23 posted on 10/14/2008 7:54:19 AM PDT by messierhunter
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To: messierhunter

Gotta be by now. Try Imustimes.com


24 posted on 10/14/2008 4:11:39 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Dogs for Palin.)
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