Scandal on the Congressional Campaign Trail: Who Survived?

Scandal took its toll on members across both sides of the aisle in the 2008 election. Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.) Florida Democrat Mahoney, 52, lost his seat to the Republican challenger, attorney Tom Rooney, 37. The loss followed a report by The Blotter on last month that the congressman had secretly paid a former mistress $120,000 to prevent a sexual harassment lawsuit and helped another county official with whom he was having an affair win a federal grant for her agency. He is...Full Story
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