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Ney Not Having Fun Day(s)

I swear that I’m not picking on Ohio today. But Bob Ney is in the news again — this time via the DCCC.

Identified in new court documents as “Representative No. 1,” Republican Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio has become the poster boy in the Jack Abramoff bribery probe, a beneficiary of trips, tickets and campaign donations, allegedly in exchange for official acts….

Three full pages in the court papers in Scanlon’s guilty plea Monday itemize things of value to Ney or his staff and official acts allegedly performed in return.

According to the DCCC, a strong Democratic opponent is expected for the 2006 elections (although no one officially selected as yet). Here’s hoping.

By the way, if Ney is reading here, my suggestion is: cooperate. What else have you got to lose? Ahem.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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