WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Hours after a married congressman addressed a report that he had an affair with a former aide and paid her to keep quiet about, details of a purported tryst with a second woman surfaced.
Though Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney did not directly mention allegations first reported by ABC News, that he had been involved with the former aide, he issued a statement apologizing to his family but denying he’d done anything illegal.
Later Tuesday, a person close to his campaign told The Associated Press that Mahoney also was having an affair with a second woman around the same time.
Let you familiarize you with the Congressional seat Mahoney holds. It is the Florida 16th, which was represented for 12 years by the now disgraced Mark Foley. The district leans Republican, but can be fairly competitive.
Two affairs at the same time is a perversion to me, I think most voters will agree. Mahoney may have survived one affair but not two. He should resign, but I don’t expect that to happen. Mahoney has already shown himself to have a big ego. One that is certain to get cut down to size on election day next month.
The Hill was reporting Democrat Operatives were cutting Mahoney loose, but the article has disappeared. I do think the Democratic party could be writing off the Florida 16th in November.