Skip to comments.Paper Rescinds Mahoney Endorsement (Calls for Embattled Rep. to End Campaign)
Posted on 10/17/2008 3:54:47 PM PDT by Maelstorm
The Palm Beach Post rescinded its endorsement today of Rep. Tim Mahoney and called for him to withdraw from the election.
The newspaper's switch marks the first major Mahoney backer to publicly call on him to leave the race.
"It is rare that a newspaper rescinds an endorsement, but in the race for District 16, The Post no longer can support U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney," the editorial stated.
The nearly unprecedented move comes after ABC News revealed this week that Mahoney had secretly paid a former mistress and campaign staffer, Patricia Allen, $121,000 to prevent a sexual harassment lawsuit as well as helped lobby for federal funds for another county official with whom he was allegedly having an affair.
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Hmm... again, no mention that he is a Democrat.
I heard this guy’s tapes and even I was embarrassed about the way this scumbag talked to that woman. He is a lowlife, bottom feeder.
The bad news is that he remains ahead of his competitor. “It’s just personal stuff; move along.”
No he doesn't. A GOP poll shows Mahoney trailing by 26 points.
A new Republican poll indicates Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.) is the most endangered incumbent in the country days after a news report showed he paid a former mistress hush money. The poll, released Friday and conducted for Republican Tom Rooneys campaign and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), shows a big shift in the race, which Mahoney had been leading. He is now behind Rooney, 55 percent to 29 percent, with 16 percent of voters undecided.
FL-16 was already a key race. Mahoney was up by 7 points before this scandal broke.