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Exclusive: Indiana Rep. Mark Souder to Resign Amid Affair With Staffer
Fox News ^ | May 18, 2010 | Chad Pergram & Steve Brown

Posted on 05/18/2010 6:11:33 AM PDT by rdl6989

Eight-term Rep. Mark Souder will announce his resignation Tuesday after it came to light that he was conducting an affair with a female staffer who worked in his district office, Fox News has learned.

Multiple senior House sources indicated that the extent of the affair would have landed Souder before the House Ethics Committee.

Elected as a family values conservative as part of the Republican revolution in 1994, Souder survived a tough re-election challenge in 2008 and survived a contested primary two weeks ago.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; in2010; in3; marksouder; scandals; souder
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1 posted on 05/18/2010 6:11:33 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

was she worth it? sad for his family


2 posted on 05/18/2010 6:12:54 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: rdl6989

Indiana Wants Me
R. Dean Taylor

(police sirens}

Mmm mm-mmmm-mm
Mmm mm-mmmm-mm

Indiana wants me
Lord, I can’t go back there
Indiana wants me
Lord, I can’t go back there
I wish I had you to talk to

If a man ever needed dyin’, he did
No one had the right to say what he said about you
And it’s so cold and lonely here without you
Out there the law’s a-comin’
I’m scared and so tired of runnin’

Indiana wants me
Lord, I can’t go back there
Indiana wants me
Lord, I can’t go back there
I wish I had you to talk to

It hurts to see the man that I’ve become
And to know I’ll never see the morning sun shine on the land
I’ll never see your smilin’ face or touch your hand
If just once more I could see
You, our home, and our little baby

Indiana wants me
Lord, I can’t go back there
Indiana wants me
Lord, I can’t go back there
{police sirens}
I wish I had you to talk to

I hope this letter finds its way to you
Forgive me, Love, for the shame I put you through and all the tears
Hang on, Love, to the memories of those happy years
Red lights are flashin’ around me
Yeah, Love, it looks like they found me

Indiana wants me
Lord, I can’t go back there
Indiana wants me
Lord, I can’t go back there
I wish I had you to talk to

Indiana wants me (this is the police, you are surrounded)
Lord, I can’t go back there (give yourself up)
Indiana wants me (this is the police, give yourself up)
Lord, I can’t go back there (you are surrounded)

{shoot-out sound effects}


3 posted on 05/18/2010 6:14:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: rdl6989

ANOTHER example if what happens to a previously “good” guy who has been in that cesspool of DC FAR too long.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 6:14:55 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: rdl6989

Wow! I’m shocked!

No, not at the story. At the headline—I had to read 2 paragraphs or so before I found out this guy is a REPUBLICAN!

Usually on these ‘neener, neener’ type announcements, the affiliation is emblazoned across the headline for Republicans, NEVER for Democrats.

Of course, this IS Fox reporting, so that makes a difference.

Another one bites the dust—TEA party people want ALL the bad’uns out, so who’s going to take his place? Any good conservatives in those parts to step up?


5 posted on 05/18/2010 6:15:33 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: rdl6989
If this guy is resigning because of a scandal, why is Charlie Rangel, who is vastly more corrupt, with far bigger scandals, still sitting in the congress?
6 posted on 05/18/2010 6:17:04 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: rdl6989

So he won the primary only to resign? That is low.


7 posted on 05/18/2010 6:17:06 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Pander to me for a change!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

“Citizens go to Washington thinking it’s a cesspool.
After a few years, they think it’s a hot tub.”


8 posted on 05/18/2010 6:17:17 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: rdl6989
survived a contested primary two weeks ago.

Why did this a**hole wait until after his primary? He needs a good public flogging.

9 posted on 05/18/2010 6:18:12 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98...PROCESS MATTERS)
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To: rdl6989

He just survived a primary challenge. So now what?


10 posted on 05/18/2010 6:18:16 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Elsie

Friend of yours?


11 posted on 05/18/2010 6:19:04 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, 20 Miles North of Fredonia Arizona)
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To: Sybeck1
So he won the primary only to resign? That is low

Who takes his place for the elections in November?

12 posted on 05/18/2010 6:19:13 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Sybeck1
So he won the primary only to resign? That is low.

It's outrageous.

13 posted on 05/18/2010 6:20:12 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I notice that the article specified “female” staffer........They didn’t used to have to....................


14 posted on 05/18/2010 6:20:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: SmokingJoe

Why didn’t he just switch parties? This is a resume enhancer for a Rat.


15 posted on 05/18/2010 6:20:39 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: rdl6989

Thought it was probably a Republican since Dims rarely resign over a little playing around, even if it’s a gay rep and a House page.


16 posted on 05/18/2010 6:20:57 AM PDT by Will88
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To: SmokingJoe

Just go away. All you so-called conservative republicans that have skeletons in your closet which will embarrass the conservative movement - all of you - just pack your crap and leave asap. We do not need any distractions as we are trying to save our country.


17 posted on 05/18/2010 6:21:06 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: rdl6989

A resignation of the candidacy would be filled by a caucus of Republican precinct per IC 3-13-1-4.

IC 3-13-1-4
United States Representatives
Sec. 4. A candidate vacancy for United States Representative shall be filled by a caucus comprised by the precinct committeemen of the political party whose precincts are within the congressional district. As added by P.L.5-1986, SEC.9.


18 posted on 05/18/2010 6:21:12 AM PDT by blf1776 (Mrs. Palin tear down that tent!!!)
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To: SmokingJoe

Party leaders will most likely appoint a successor to run, probably the opposing candidate, unless the candidate was too badly damaged in the primary.

Why can’t these guys keep it in their pants? You want to find someone else, get a divorce and move on.


19 posted on 05/18/2010 6:22:21 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: SmokingJoe

Here are the primary results: I don’t know how they’ll handle this but Bob Thomas, the second place finisher, is probably furious over this.

Gregory (Greg) Dickman 2126
Mark Edward Souder 38428
Bob Thomas 27062
Phillip J. (Phil) Troyer 12848

http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary10?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate=


20 posted on 05/18/2010 6:23:01 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

Wonder what the percentages are of politicians who can’t keep their pants on compared to common voters.


21 posted on 05/18/2010 6:23:44 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: blf1776

Thanks.


22 posted on 05/18/2010 6:23:55 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

“...the extent of the affair would have landed Souder before the House Ethics Committee.”

Extent? What does that mean? Makes it sound like you can do it with the staff as long as you don’t do it for too long.

Or is it a veiled reference to financial impropriety?


23 posted on 05/18/2010 6:24:44 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: blf1776

It will likely be Bob Thomas who ran a close race against Souder. This maybe good in the long run. Souder was becoming and elist RINO.


24 posted on 05/18/2010 6:25:10 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: rstrahan
Party leaders will most likely appoint a successor to run

Hopefully, they don't chose another Scozzafava. These party leader never fail to disappoint.

25 posted on 05/18/2010 6:25:57 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Red Badger
The chains of matrimony are at times so heavy,
that it can take three to carry them.
Old French (naturally) saying
26 posted on 05/18/2010 6:26:17 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Obama. He'll bring back States' Rights. In the meantime, this ain't gonna be pretty.)
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To: Free America52

I always wonder if some sort of blackmail is involved in these cases—the politician gets in trouble, someone’s holding it over his head, and rather than wait for them to lower the boom, steps out and resigns to pick the lesser of two evils...


27 posted on 05/18/2010 6:26:25 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: bgill

Given the same opportunities, probably about the same.


28 posted on 05/18/2010 6:27:32 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: rdl6989

Bob Thomas was a good second in the primary, if he is picked, is he a candidate with conservative values?


29 posted on 05/18/2010 6:27:40 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: silverleaf; rdl6989

>> was she worth it? <<

Doesn’t FR have “rules” to cover such questions?


30 posted on 05/18/2010 6:27:56 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Sybeck1

“So he won the primary only to resign? That is low.”

___________________________________________________________

Obviously, this affair was going on well before the campaign. He should have announced his “retirement” earlier this year. But he did not.....another reason why I am kinda glad he is gone.

Fellow FReepers.....Souders seat is in a very conservative part of the state and will remain in GOP hands.


31 posted on 05/18/2010 6:28:11 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: rdl6989

Sad, there are no heroes anymore ...


32 posted on 05/18/2010 6:28:21 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: TMA62
It will likely be Bob Thomas who ran a close race against Souder. This maybe good in the long run. Souder was becoming and elist RINO

Excellent!

33 posted on 05/18/2010 6:28:52 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: rdl6989

Is sex so important for these men that they jeopardize everything for it?

Not happy in your marriage, get a divorce. It is legal and certainly better in the long run then having an affair with a staffer. Especially if you are a Republican. The media will not provide you any coverage.

Once divorced find a girlfriend (someone not on your staff). Then have your fun.


34 posted on 05/18/2010 6:30:16 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: Kenny Bunk

There is no marriage in Heaven. That’s why it’s called Heaven...........


35 posted on 05/18/2010 6:32:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: rdl6989

Another argument for term limits, DC is so corrupting!! But, if we are going to track down affairs with interns, let’s start at the top. What’s going on in the White House?


36 posted on 05/18/2010 6:32:48 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: blf1776

Indiana law right?


37 posted on 05/18/2010 6:35:07 AM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: rdl6989

Gee, having an affair with a staffer made Bill Clinton an International Victim Cause Celebre, and launced Newt Gingrich into the intellectual leadership of the Republican Party. What are they dumping on this guy for? /sarc

(oh...I get it....it’s only guys in $60K middle management jobs who boink their employees who get hung out to dry anymore)


38 posted on 05/18/2010 6:35:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rdl6989

Thanks for the figures.
Apparently, the party leaders will select the GOP candidate for November. Hopefully, they will select Bob Thomas, who is the logical choice.


39 posted on 05/18/2010 6:36:42 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Free America52
All you so-called conservative republicans that have skeletons in your closet which will embarrass the conservative movement

Sorry, but just about everyone has some type of 'skeleton in their closet'.

I'd just be happy if they could keep ~it~ in their pants.

Anyone who volunteered to help this idiot get elected should personally be knocking on his door demanding he pay them for wasting their time, IMHO.

40 posted on 05/18/2010 6:40:39 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am not a administrative, corporate, collective, legal, political or public entity or ~person~)
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To: browniexyz
Sauder first ran on a promise that he would serve no more than 12 years. Of course, he made up a lame excuse for not really being bound by that promise. Had he kept his word, he would be fondly remembered by posterity as an honorable man. Now he can live out his years as an object of ridicule.

Welcome home, Mark.

41 posted on 05/18/2010 6:40:49 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: browniexyz; All
TERM LIMITS (or tar and feather) !


42 posted on 05/18/2010 6:40:49 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, hunker down & go Galt)
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To: rdl6989
He was a Wickardista who spoke favorably of the Raich decision. Good riddance.

/Schadenfreude

43 posted on 05/18/2010 6:41:10 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: STARWISE

Ugh—GUILTY!!


44 posted on 05/18/2010 6:42:12 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: rdl6989

Politics…helping ugly guys get laid since the dawn of time.


45 posted on 05/18/2010 6:42:46 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: TMA62

He was a good guy in the 90’s!! Been there TOO long!!


46 posted on 05/18/2010 6:43:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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To: bgill

I have said it before that I believe so many in Congress are compromised in some way or another. To me, it is the only way to explain the way they vote sometimes.

I am very suspicious that there are perverts and predators there who are owned by blackmail. What is ironic is that someone like Barney Frank can vote anyway he wants because his perversions are public knowledge. He could be photographed mating with a goat and would keep his leadership position.

If anyone wonders what happened to the traveling freak shows, they decided to set up camp in the Capitol building.


47 posted on 05/18/2010 6:46:52 AM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: US Navy Vet

No! He is the same as any one else who puts his selfish desires before his family and the people who elected him. He’s a hypocrite who should be bounced out on his ear! Good riddance!!!


48 posted on 05/18/2010 6:53:35 AM PDT by ontap
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To: All

From Fox 59 News:

“Phone call to Souder’s office in Ft. Wayne: “No comment” , D.C. office wouldn’t pick up phone”

http://twitter.com/FOX59/status/14228743558


49 posted on 05/18/2010 6:55:22 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: bgill
When pols "take it out" they should get a mental picture of being in a glass case with the world looking in at whatever they do next. That should be temporarily sobering.

I would say many of these straying critters are just like their age groups in the real world--bucking up the flagging ego with a last flash of raised tostesterone and proving they still "have it".

Whatever it is, I wish it and they would go home.

Another reason for term limits.

vaudine

50 posted on 05/18/2010 6:56:55 AM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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