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Did Mahoney Help Second Alleged Mistress Win Federal Grant? [Allegations of a Second Affair]
ABC News ^ | 10/15/08 | EMMA SCHWARTZ, et al

Posted on 10/16/2008 11:24:19 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia

Current and former aides for Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL) say he was carrying on an affair with a county official from Florida at the same time he lobbied to help her county receive a $3.4 million federal grant.

One former top campaign aide says Mahoney acknowledged the woman had spent the week at his Washington apartment but shrugged off warnings such behavior could cause him political trouble. The aides said the woman was also seen with Mahoney at restaurants and at his Washington DC apartment late at night.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: mahoney

1 posted on 10/16/2008 11:24:19 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Earmarks are so useful to Democrats to pay off, well you know ...


2 posted on 10/16/2008 11:25:42 AM PDT by Tarpon (Barrack Obama will ban all the guns he has the votes for ...)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Mahoney pork-ing His-honey?..........


3 posted on 10/16/2008 11:25:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Just as long as he didn’t send any text messages - he is good to go...


4 posted on 10/16/2008 11:26:51 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

brazen......but nothing will come of it....IIRC , Mark Foley, who was NEVER charged with anything, was the national scorn for weeks in the drivebys....


5 posted on 10/16/2008 11:27:59 AM PDT by cherry (go Sarah...beat barry...)
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6 posted on 10/16/2008 11:28:48 AM PDT by Ron Jeremy (sonic)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Guilty.

Both of 'em.

7 posted on 10/16/2008 11:32:18 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Mahoney has too much time and not enough smarts. A Bill Clinton & John Edwards wannabee.


8 posted on 10/16/2008 11:32:21 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Hey, South FL Freepers, is this guy toast yet?


9 posted on 10/16/2008 11:32:25 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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a county official, hmm you sure ther’s not an extra vowel in there somewhere?


10 posted on 10/16/2008 11:37:27 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

When Foley was accused, it was a national story and the Republicans got tarred and feathered by the media. And, yet, this story is only on the fringes. I’m shocked. </sarc>


11 posted on 10/16/2008 11:38:13 AM PDT by Azzurri
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State GOP chair calls for Mahoney’s resignation

By CARA FITZPATRICK

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Thursday, October 16, 2008

STUART — Jim Greer, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, accused U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney today of abusing the public trust and called for his resignation.

“The last chapter of Tim Mahoney’s political career has been written,” he said, at a morning press conference held across the street from Mahoney’s congressional office on Osceola Street.

Greer said some extramarital affairs were a private matter, but said Mahoney’s affairs were believed to be with a campaign staff member and a high-ranking Martin County official. He would not name either woman.

“This is not about an affair, it’s about corruption,” he said.

Greer said he did not believe the matter warranted a criminal investigation, but said constituents of Congressional District 16 deserved answers before the Nov. 4 election. Mahoney is in a tight race with Republican Tom Rooney.

ABC News broke the story Monday saying that Mahoney had been involved in an affair with Patricia Allen, of Hobe Sound, whom he later hired as a congressional staffer, and that he had paid her off after she threatened to sue him. Sources now have said he may also have had an affair with a Martin County official involved in securing FEMA money.


12 posted on 10/16/2008 11:40:13 AM PDT by randita (Keep our own FR safe - sThtop the DBV's (Drive By Vanities).)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Like bubba, this guy didn’t care who he poked.

Yuck.


13 posted on 10/16/2008 11:40:40 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............but does have a bracelet!!!!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Heard he has announced he may NOT run. The FBI is investigating his use of campaign funds for bribes to the mistress.

His repub opponent, Rooney is a good guy, already running strong.


14 posted on 10/16/2008 11:41:56 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............but does have a bracelet!!!!)
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To: cherry

Local news media is much more likely to carry this than national. Most pollsters and pundits give Mahoney little chance of winning.


15 posted on 10/16/2008 11:44:45 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat. And so is Obama.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Okay, Democrat News Media, you know what you have to do: DESTROY THESE WOMEN!!!!!


16 posted on 10/16/2008 11:45:02 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Bill Maher: President Obama's press Secretary.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I wonder if the “at least he didn’t . . .” posters will show up and declare “at least he didn’t chase after children,” “at least he didn’t murder the mistress,” “at least he didn’t dump his wife for the mistress.”


17 posted on 10/16/2008 11:45:39 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Carley

Rooney...I Understand that is in Steeler Rooney and he’s an ex Army guy. How’s LTC West doing?


18 posted on 10/16/2008 11:48:40 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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When I called his Office and asked for his resignation, his aide said he will never resign because there is no reason. I told him that would be fine because we will fire his butt in three weeks. It looks like the incumbant will be voted out, and the DNC is throwing him under the Bus. I am asking anyone that wants to give Tom Rooney (his opponent) a check to run new ads. It is a very expensive market because it takes in The Palm Beach area all the way over to the Gulf Coast. Rush Limbaugh and I both live in his district. Tom can be reached at his website www.Tomrooney.com
19 posted on 10/16/2008 11:51:35 AM PDT by samantha (The New Media fighting the DBM for our Sanity, Survival ,Soldiers.)
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To: samantha

Good idea to support Tom Rooney.


20 posted on 10/16/2008 11:53:01 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Local news media is much more likely to carry this than national. Most pollsters and pundits give Mahoney little chance of winning.

But when it was a Republican they made someone's sex life a national issue; however, when it's a Rat and involves campaign cash and kickbacks it's a private matter.

21 posted on 10/16/2008 12:22:12 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Howl! Shades of Gary Condit.


22 posted on 10/16/2008 12:29:15 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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