Embattled Democratic Illinois Lt. Gov. Candidate Bows to Pressure, Drops Out of Race

The embattled Democratic candidate for Illinois lieutenant governor dropped out of the race Sunday because of pressure from party members worried about his 2005 arrest for domestic violence. Scott Lee Cohen, who won the Democratic primary by 26 percentage points Tuesday, said in an emotional speech Sunday that he did not want to jeopardize the Democratic Party's chances in the election. "This is the hardest thing that I ever had to do in my life," a teary-eyed Cohen said. "For the good of the...Full Story
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