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Monday, October 19, 2015

Sex Scandal - Is Kevin McCarthy banging Renee Ellmers?

Did She or Didn't She?

  • For the most part I could care less who is getting laid.  This nonsense is a non-issue.
  • Blackmail, The Real Scandal  -  Far more interesting to me was how the Media Machine ignored the real scandal.  The affair, if it even happened, was posted on Wikipedia from a computer at Obama's Department of Homeland Security.  How this part story could be ignored is beyond me.

(The News Observer)  -  Three Republican challengers are working to unseat Rep. Renee Ellmers in the state’s 2nd Congressional District, with some seeking to capitalize on Ellmers’ unwanted push into the national spotlight in the past week.
Her competition in a crowded primary are three Republicans who all bill themselves as “true conservatives,” calling Ellmers a too-moderate Republican who has adopted a Washington agenda and wants to bring it to North Carolina.
Members of Congress are on a break this week, and Ellmers has been moving around the district. But she has been declining most interview requests. One of her opponents said a GOP meeting this week included a prohibition on video or audio recordings in what appeared to be an “act of censorship made at the request of the Ellmers camp.”
2nd Congressional District, North Carolina

Ellmers’ staff has been seeking to shield her from questions about an uncorroborated Internet rumor that suggested she had been in an inappropriate relationship with U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. McCarthy was in line to become speaker of the House.
The rumor caught fire after a letter of warning from a fellow North Carolinian, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, asked leadership candidates to step aside if they have committed embarrassing “misdeeds” or had “skeletons in their closets.”
McCarthy’s abrupt withdrawal from the speaker’s race turned a spotlight on Ellmers, too. Both Ellmers and McCarthy are married.
Ellmers has denied any affair, and says she’s been “targeted by completely false accusations and innuendo.” Her lawyer sent a “cease and desist” letter to the rumor’s originator, a website based in California.
Still, the unsubstantiated talk has given ammunition to some of her challengers, who all said they entered the race because Ellmers has strayed too far left from the conservative path of those who elected her.
She was in the national spotlight in January, too, over her role in stalling abortion legislation
Republicans who identify as pro-life were outraged. Ellmers defended her action, saying the bill was weak with major flaws.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article39553287.html#storylink=cpy
Hmmm . . . . Did Kevin pass up an opportunity?

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