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Rep. Mahoney's wife wants divorce (Voters do too, Republican challenger now leads 55-to-29)
http://www.miamiherald.com ^ | Posted on Tuesday, 10.21.08 | BY GEORGE BENNETT AND DAPHNE DURET

Posted on 10/24/2008 7:38:02 AM PDT by Maelstorm

Six days after sitting silently at Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney's side as he acknowledged causing ''pain'' in their marriage, Terry Mahoney filed for divorce Monday.

She filed a petition in Palm Beach County Court seeking the dissolution of their 23-year marriage, possession of their Palm Beach Gardens home and ''a full accounting of all funds spent or dissipated by the husband within the last two years'' -- the period since Mahoney was elected to Congress on a ''faith, family and personal responsibility'' platform in the aftermath of the Mark Foley sex scandal.

Neither Mahoney nor his wife could be reached Monday for comment.

ABC News first reported Oct. 13 that Mahoney had had an affair with a former staffer, Patricia Allen, whom he fired this year and later agreed to pay $121,903 to stop her from filing a lawsuit.

The next day, Mahoney and his wife made a two-minute appearance before reporters. The congressman did not directly address the affair, but acknowledged causing ''pain,'' declared it a ''private matter'' and vowed to press on with his reelection bid.

Three days after that, Mahoney gave a series of interviews in which he acknowledged ''multiple affairs.'' Asked to define what ''multiple'' meant, Mahoney would say only, ``More than one.''

Mahoney admitted he had an affair with a high-ranking Martin County government official whom he met last year when she and other county officials sought his help in obtaining a $3.4 million reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

... Private Republican and Democratic polls showed Mahoney with a comfortable lead over Republican challenger Tom Rooney early this month. But a post-scandal poll by the Rooney campaign last week showed the Republican with a 55-to-29 percent lead over Mahoney.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 110th; cultureofcorruption; democrat; mahoney; mathoney; scumbag
Looks like a pick up folks. The conservative media needs to write stories about the Democrat coverup and scream to high heaven about this. Tie Pelosi and the Dem leadership to this.
1 posted on 10/24/2008 7:38:03 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

“Faith, family, and personal responsibility.”

Weasel words.


2 posted on 10/24/2008 7:40:56 AM PDT by Natchez Hawk (Haider was a drunken, suicidial, sad, gay man. At least he lived up to his idol...)
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To: Maelstorm

The MSM already said this is a non-story. No pics of the women. Nothing.

Meanwhile, the MSM is hot on Gov. Palin’s children’s friends.


3 posted on 10/24/2008 7:42:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Maelstorm

you have to wonder about those 29% that are still planning to vote for the creep


4 posted on 10/24/2008 7:43:09 AM PDT by Pondo
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To: Maelstorm

I will never understand why these wives go to these news conferences with their cheating husbands. I would have been at home burning all his stuff after I hurt him physically.


5 posted on 10/24/2008 7:43:42 AM PDT by coconut47
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To: Maelstorm

Well, this is a bit of good news, putting the Mark Foley scandal to bed and with some Providence, Col Russel will unseat Jack “Racist Rednecks/Haditha Marines” Murtha


6 posted on 10/24/2008 7:44:45 AM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: Maelstorm

7 posted on 10/24/2008 7:47:28 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Maelstorm

Asked to define what ‘’multiple’’ meant, Mahoney would say only, ``More than one.’’


A student of “new math”


8 posted on 10/24/2008 7:48:36 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: Lizavetta

Go figure - he’s uglier than a mud fence. Now he’s gonna be on the streets - having thrown everything away for a few thrills.


9 posted on 10/24/2008 7:49:38 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Natchez Hawk

Your forgot ‘personal matter’.


10 posted on 10/24/2008 7:50:39 AM PDT by realdifferent1 (Circle final answer: show all work for extra credit.)
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To: Maelstorm

Wow, good for her. Finally a wife who will divorce the looser.


11 posted on 10/24/2008 7:52:59 AM PDT by TriGirl (Lurking for 7 years!!!!!)
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To: realdifferent1

Democrats always say “personal matter”.

I would like for someone to just tell them once that it’s not a personal matter anymore when the people vote you into the office. Then it’s the publics matter.


12 posted on 10/24/2008 7:53:36 AM PDT by coconut47
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To: Lizavetta

That’s hard to do - smile and sneer at the same time.


13 posted on 10/24/2008 7:54:35 AM PDT by rdax
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To: coconut47

The bastard had put his wife into a period of high confusion. She must have been torn (and deeply upset over) the end of a 23 year lifestyle, no matter how horrible, or ending the humiliation.


14 posted on 10/24/2008 7:55:02 AM PDT by kidd
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To: realdifferent1

...just waiting for “the booze made me do it.”


15 posted on 10/24/2008 7:55:30 AM PDT by Natchez Hawk (Haider was a drunken, suicidial, sad, gay man. At least he lived up to his idol...)
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To: Natchez Hawk

‘Everyone does it’ would be my guess.


16 posted on 10/24/2008 7:58:25 AM PDT by realdifferent1 (Circle final answer: show all work for extra credit.)
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To: Maelstorm

I would also suggest, silly me, that all the pubs get out of the tanning booths, risk chips to their polished nails and be strong that a head hair would deviate from its appointed place. They should be on all the pundit shows, cable at least, railing about the horror that was Tom Foley, how that fellow only sent suggestive emails to a congressional page WHO WAS, not that the MSM ever clarified this, OF LEGAL AGE.

The pubs got to grow a pair and get out there. Every damn time something like this happens we get all this rah, rah, rah....get out the info, put Rush on the case.

Hey, those Lords in America’s House of Lords, they get plenty of money, prestige and perks. How about THEY do something oncit in a while?

Just throwing it out there. Because I have not seen one pub anywhere pointedly bringing this to the attention of the American populace.


17 posted on 10/24/2008 8:01:56 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Maelstorm

OMG! He still has 29% SUPPORT from the DEMOCRATS??? That is SICKENING! I guess at least 30% of American people are beyond hope.


18 posted on 10/24/2008 8:03:09 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Maelstorm

I had to read to the very last line of the article until the Miami Herald would disclose the name of the “Republican challenger” .....................

It is TOM ROONEY with a nearly 2:1 lead!!!

Say hello to new Republican Congressman Tom Rooney.


19 posted on 10/24/2008 8:04:34 AM PDT by Gemsbok (Fight voter FRAUD (Acorn)(Obama) and be a poll worker or observer: Beat them at their own game!)
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To: Lizavetta; Lazamataz

What does his wife look like? Inquiring minds wish to know. She’ll be back on the market soon.


20 posted on 10/24/2008 9:35:07 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Maelstorm

Good news!!!!!


21 posted on 10/24/2008 11:34:26 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: Maelstorm
The only reason he took the seat in the first place was due to an ethics scandal by the GOP incumbent.
22 posted on 10/24/2008 12:09:23 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord-(Jer.22:29))
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To: Lizavetta; Lazamataz

Thanks for the link. Mahoney’s wife looks like she’s been hung up wet too many times. I guess I’ll have to pass...Laz’ll hit it.


23 posted on 10/24/2008 6:05:28 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

She looks like his mother.


24 posted on 10/24/2008 6:29:55 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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