Candidate withdraws after confirming affair

Full story: WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

A candidate running for state representative dropped out just before news of an extramarital affair became public.
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Brian

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Jul 26, 2008
 
So if somehow he ekes out a win in the primary, would he be removed from the general ballot? That is one jacked-up primary, though. Someone could take it with 18-19% if the votes get spread near even.
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nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey goodbye!
Randall

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What's the problem? An affair...politics...a perfect match. He just started a little prematurely that's all!

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Not Another One!?
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Someone forward this to John Edwards

“...all but 6...UNLESS”

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Randall wrote:
. He just started a little prematurely that's all!
The mistress is pregnant, so I don't think that this is the case!
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So much for family values. Hypocritical, God loving, fear preaching, republicans. You have to love them.
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So much for family values. Hypocritical, God loving, fear preaching, republicans. You have to love them.
Yeah because Bill Clinton was sooooo upstanding! so are all the Kennedy's...at least this guy took responsibility for his actions.....
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Yeah because Bill Clinton was sooooo upstanding! so are all the Kennedy's...at least this guy took responsibility for his actions.....
When called out on them you mean! I didn't hear him running around telling everyone he got his mistress pregnant!
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Doesn't surprise me; sad story BUT I do applaud him for taking responsibility instead of covering it up/blaming others and I hope he cleans up his act and starts acting like the honorable man he claimed to be in his ads and becomes faithful in his marriage or ends it.
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When called out on them you mean! I didn't hear him running around telling everyone he got his mistress pregnant!
I am not sure what or where you are coming from...but then again I don't care. It is his personal business...not ours.
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Yeah because Bill Clinton was sooooo upstanding! so are all the Kennedy's...at least this guy took responsibility for his actions.....
The difference is that the GOP candidates are running on the platform condemning Clinton/Kennedy like behavior while having their own skeletons. I assume that Dems are getting it on the side but they are not shoving the bible down my throat so I don't care. You GOP types want to pretend you are lily white so it is more fun to watch you twist in the wind after being outed. Who's next.
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Doesn't surprise me; sad story BUT I do applaud him for taking responsibility instead of covering it up/blaming others and I hope he cleans up his act and starts acting like the honorable man he claimed to be in his ads and becomes faithful in his marriage or ends it.
He only took responsibility after the fact, so what.
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He only took responsibility after the fact, so what.
well, a lot don't take responsibility even after the fact, so there!
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No...the Dems (ala slick willie and kwaame Kilpatrick) just twist it all when they can caught with their weenies out.."its a conspiracy"...Its because I am black"..."it happened between consenting adults you know" (never mind YOU SWORE UNDER OATH IT DIDN'T HAPPEN...never mind you broke the law when YOU SWORE UNDER OATH IT DIDN'T HAPPEN). It's only about sex, after all. Poor Dems..they are all victims and thats all they pass on to the American people "I am a victim, just like you" let the government take care of you.
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The difference is that the GOP candidates are running on the platform condemning Clinton/Kennedy like behavior while having their own skeletons. I assume that Dems are getting it on the side but they are not shoving the bible down my throat so I don't care. You GOP types want to pretend you are lily white so it is more fun to watch you twist in the wind after being outed. Who's next.
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Pete wrote:
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The difference is that the GOP candidates are running on the platform condemning Clinton/Kennedy like behavior while having their own skeletons. I assume that Dems are getting it on the side but they are not shoving the bible down my throat so I don't care. You GOP types want to pretend you are lily white so it is more fun to watch you twist in the wind after being outed. Who's next.
Whoaaa Pete...You are not reading what I wrote, instead twisting it yourself to suit your political view. Frankly I could care who or what these guys are sticking their willy into....I really don't care because it is none of my business or yours. What a man does behaind closed doors with another person is their business. As far as Clinton is concerned...I voted for him...I thought he did a great job. I am glad that our elected or soon to be elected officials are gettin' some. I just don't want to hear about it. But there are those that are galloping around on their moral high horse pointing fingers at the Dems and the GOP saying "LOOK! LOOK! tsk tsk tsk" It is rather pointless, wouldn't you agree?
Jacques Chirac had an extramarital affair for years and it made headlines in our country but not France. We are a nation that is more concerned and informed about Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton and what they are wearing (or not wearing) than what or who is involved with moving our country forward.

So pardon me and get off your moral high horse and give him a drink of water would ya?
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No...the Dems (ala slick willie and kwaame Kilpatrick) just twist it all when they can caught with their weenies out.."its a conspiracy"...Its because I am black"..."it happened between consenting adults you know" (never mind YOU SWORE UNDER OATH IT DIDN'T HAPPEN...never mind you broke the law when YOU SWORE UNDER OATH IT DIDN'T HAPPEN). It's only about sex, after all. Poor Dems..they are all victims and thats all they pass on to the American people "I am a victim, just like you" let the government take care of you.
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Give it up pal, the GOP is full of these righteous jerks that hug Falwell on Sunday and can't keep their zipper up the rest of the week. The funny part is that everyone knew Bill was getting some action on the side, no one knew the GOP had their closet pedophile, Foley, and their closet bathroom queen, Craig. Bill was getting it from a 20 something that transferred to the White House to get into his knickers. Foley was preying on young interns and Craig is, well Craig is Craig. Anyone else you West MI GOP types want to out today, lets hear it, any other fornicating adulterers on your ticket.
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lost in translation wrote:
<quoted text>Whoaaa Pete...You are not reading what I wrote, instead twisting it yourself to suit your political view. Frankly I could care who or what these guys are sticking their willy into....I really don't care because it is none of my business or yours. What a man does behaind closed doors with another person is their business. As far as Clinton is concerned...I voted for him...I thought he did a great job. I am glad that our elected or soon to be elected officials are gettin' some. I just don't want to hear about it. But there are those that are galloping around on their moral high horse pointing fingers at the Dems and the GOP saying "LOOK! LOOK! tsk tsk tsk" It is rather pointless, wouldn't you agree?
Jacques Chirac had an extramarital affair for years and it made headlines in our country but not France. We are a nation that is more concerned and informed about Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton and what they are wearing (or not wearing) than what or who is involved with moving our country forward.
So pardon me and get off your moral high horse and give him a drink of water would ya?
I'm not on any moral high horse, I don't care what they are doing except when they are trying to shove it down my throat. That is why it is the best hoot in the world when the likes of this guy gets outed. Foley, Vitter, Craig are all fun to watch twist because they were such righteous snobs. More, more, please god give us more.

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The sad thing is that his wife and daughters have to live through this in the public eye. He made his own choices, but they now have to pay a price, too.
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Give it up pal, the GOP is full of these righteous jerks that hug Falwell on Sunday and can't keep their zipper up the rest of the week. The funny part is that everyone knew Bill was getting some action on the side, no one knew the GOP had their closet pedophile, Foley, and their closet bathroom queen, Craig. Bill was getting it from a 20 something that transferred to the White House to get into his knickers. Foley was preying on young interns and Craig is, well Craig is Craig. Anyone else you West MI GOP types want to out today, lets hear it, any other fornicating adulterers on your ticket.
Not on a moral high horse eh? LMAO!!! Get some lotion, conditioner, surgilube or KY jelly and go take care of yourself....what a freak show!

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