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Rep. Mahoney admits affairs, says he broke no laws
Miami Herald ^ | 10.17.08 | BRIAN SKOLOFF

Posted on 10/17/2008 5:53:28 PM PDT by neverdem

Associated Press

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney, embroiled in an adultery scandal and a tight race for re-election, admitted Friday to having at least two affairs but insisted he broke no laws and will not resign. The first-term Democrat conceded that one of the affairs began as he was running on a family values platform to replace Mark Foley, a Republican who resigned amid revelations that he sent lurid Internet messages to male pages who had worked on Capitol Hill as teenagers.

Mahoney, 52, apologized to his wife, his daughter and his constituents, even as he maintained he hadn't been hypocritical.

"I can understand why people would feel that way and for those people, all I can say is, 'I'm sorry I let you down,'" Mahoney said in his first set of interviews since news broke this week that he had a sexual relationship with Patricia Allen, 50, whom he met while campaigning in 2006.

Allen went to work for Mahoney's congressional office, then his campaign. Mahoney said she was fired for performance issues, not because of the affair.

Allen threatened to sue Mahoney for sexual harassment, and they reached a settlement to avoid a public airing. Her payout came from Mahoney's personal accounts, not from campaign funds or federal dollars, he said.

Allen has not returned repeated telephone calls.

Mahoney also acknowledged he had an affair with a high-ranking Martin County official in his district around the time he was lobbying the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give the county a $3.4 million hurricane clean-up reimbursement. The funds were awarded last year.

He insisted, however, that he did nothing more for Martin County than he did for others in his district.

Mahoney confessed to "multiple" other affairs, though he wouldn't say how many...

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 110th; corruptdems; mahoney; scandals; timmahoney; timothymahoney

1 posted on 10/17/2008 5:53:28 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Unfortunately ... being a worthless SCUM BAG isn’t Illegal.. if it was there would only be 8 Democrats in CONGRESS


2 posted on 10/17/2008 5:54:41 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Orwell's 1984 - to Conservatives a WARNING, to Liberals - a TEXTBOOK)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; OXENinFLA

PING


3 posted on 10/17/2008 5:55:18 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: neverdem
"Rep. Mahoney admits affairs, says he broke no laws"

Putting him, morally, ahead of most democrats.

4 posted on 10/17/2008 5:55:26 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: neverdem

“and will not resign”


5 posted on 10/17/2008 5:55:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (From the Bush Derangement Syndrome(TM) to the 0bama Worship Cult in which NOTHING matters. USSKKKA)
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To: neverdem

The GOP will pick up this seat.


6 posted on 10/17/2008 5:56:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: muir_redwoods

“Mahoney confessed to “multiple” other affairs, though he wouldn’t say how many...”

Does this mean he’s lost count?


7 posted on 10/17/2008 5:57:40 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: neverdem

That’s the difference between Republicans and Democrats: Republicans will resign if they cause a scandal, but Dems will not only NOT resign, they will wear their indiscretions as a badge of honor.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 5:57:57 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: neverdem
1)DENY, DENY, DENY
2)CITE LACK OF PROOF
3)ADMISSION WITHOUT ADMITTING ANY WRONG DOING
9 posted on 10/17/2008 5:58:09 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (`Pontius Pilate voted "Present")
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To: combat_boots

This guy will run for president as soon as possible, this is for sure a resume enhancer...


10 posted on 10/17/2008 5:58:48 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: neverdem

Did Mark Foley and Larry Craig break any laws?


11 posted on 10/17/2008 5:58:56 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6KUDv1wzraWhwlBt1)
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To: neverdem

Claiming to have broken no man made laws seems to suggest that he is discounting those which are higher.


12 posted on 10/17/2008 5:59:25 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: neverdem
Let me see...I believe "Thou shalt not commit adultery" is a pretty old law. In the state of Florida it can cost you 50% of all of your assets...


13 posted on 10/17/2008 6:02:48 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: neverdem

Mahoney baloney.


14 posted on 10/17/2008 6:03:27 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: True Grit
Claiming to have broken no man made laws seems to suggest that he is discounting those which are higher.

That goes without saying for democrats, doesn't it?

15 posted on 10/17/2008 6:04:29 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: neverdem
Rep. Mahoney admits affairs, says he broke no laws

Neither did Mark Foley, Tim, ol' buddy, ol' pal...

16 posted on 10/17/2008 6:04:46 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: muir_redwoods

ROTFLMAO.


17 posted on 10/17/2008 6:05:10 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: neverdem

“...says he broke no laws.”

That is questionable. However, the fact is Foley broke no laws and he was properly run out of politics.


18 posted on 10/17/2008 6:08:13 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: neverdem
he did nothing more for Martin County than he did for others in his district.

i started to post some response but I'm just plain burnt out from all this crap.......

Maybe now is a good time to take a break from computers and TV news.......I'm gonna try

19 posted on 10/17/2008 6:09:07 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Spreading manure around helps growth. Spreading wealth around creates manure)
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To: ought-six
That’s the difference between Republicans and Democrats: Republicans will resign if they cause a scandal, but Dems will not only NOT resign, they will wear their indiscretions as a badge of honor.

To my knowledge, that has always been true. That is, until Ted Stevens came along.

20 posted on 10/17/2008 6:09:29 PM PDT by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: neverdem
"I do feel like I let them down," he said. "I just hope that they can understand I'm a human being. I never presented myself as being perfect."

Somehow most of the people I know personally are far less disgusting than this guy, as human as they may be.

21 posted on 10/17/2008 6:15:22 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: neverdem

The man confessed to “multiple” other affairs but won’t stand down. Simply stunning. Foley was hammered for e-mailing a few interns. The democrats played that scandal up for weeks and labeled him part of the republican “culture of corruption” in Washington.


22 posted on 10/17/2008 6:20:07 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: neverdem

His defense is that he’s an amoral Democrat, and therefore can’t be held to any standard.


23 posted on 10/17/2008 6:21:01 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Who would you trust to fix your toilet: Joe the Plumber or Hussein the Plumber?)
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To: gwilhelm56

Mahoney will lose his seat.


24 posted on 10/17/2008 6:26:18 PM PDT by albie
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To: neverdem

He will probably die of syphillus, nasty little peabrain


25 posted on 10/17/2008 6:28:09 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: neverdem
"Mahoney said she was fired for performance issues..."

I wonder which of his standards she didn't satisfy.

Cordially,

26 posted on 10/17/2008 6:35:46 PM PDT by Diamond ( </Obama>)
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To: gwilhelm56

Ok maybe Liberman. But are there really seven more after that?


27 posted on 10/17/2008 6:48:38 PM PDT by rod1
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To: muir_redwoods

“Rep. Mahoney admits affairs, says he broke no laws”
Some how I think there is a law about that, something in say, maybe the top 10.
And I would have a real hard time if my husband came home and said well I didn’t break any laws.


28 posted on 10/17/2008 6:50:55 PM PDT by blueyon (Every one will have their 15 mins under the bus)
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To: Diamond
"Mahoney said she was fired for performance issues..."

So does he have a checklist that he grades his latest squeeze on after she services him?

29 posted on 10/17/2008 6:51:53 PM PDT by webschooner (Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism -- kindly check your money and possessions at the door.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
"You're asking me over a lifetime? I'm just saying I've been unfaithful and I'm sorry for that," he said.

Does this mean he's lost count?

Looks like it.

30 posted on 10/17/2008 6:58:36 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: neverdem

Did he ever have time to have sex with his wife?


31 posted on 10/17/2008 7:00:38 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: neverdem
U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney, embroiled in an adultery scandal

Notice anything missing beside of his name...that wouldn't have been missing had he been something else...

32 posted on 10/17/2008 7:22:09 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: neverdem

neither did the stupid pubbie break laws.

but he resigned.

i’m so tired of the evil party and the stupid party.


33 posted on 10/17/2008 7:29:03 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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Mahoney admits to Affairs
AP | 17 October 2008
Posted on 10/17/2008 2:37:47 PM PDT by jbwbubba
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2108352/posts


34 posted on 10/17/2008 7:34:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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To: neverdem
... no controlling legal authority ...
35 posted on 10/17/2008 8:13:16 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: gwilhelm56

Mark Foley did nothing illegal...and where is he...


36 posted on 10/17/2008 8:31:35 PM PDT by cherry
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To: neverdem

The Republicans need to make this load of excrement THE poster child for the DEMOCRAT party.


37 posted on 10/17/2008 8:48:55 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: neverdem
"He insisted, however, that he did nothing more for Martin County than he did for others in his district."

True! He screwed em all.

38 posted on 10/18/2008 12:07:27 AM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: river rat

He doesn’t even know how many more women might come out!

Un-freaking-believable.

If this guy is re-elected the Republic is lost.


39 posted on 10/18/2008 10:20:42 AM PDT by zebrahead
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