Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Souder Out Amid Affair!

Fox News reports that Indiana's 3rd District Congressman, Mark Souder, has resigned amidst allegation of an on-going affair with a district staffer.

From the story:

Multiple senior House sources indicated that the extent of the affair with the 45-year-old staffer would have landed Souder before the House Ethics Committee.

Souder has always campaigned as a social conservative and voted for a Constitutional Amendment to prohibit gay marriage as a way to protect "the sanctity of marriage."

Now we know he was just compensating for something - the fact he didn't protect the sanctity of his own.



Anonymous said...

How is the vacancy filled for both the remainder of the term and on the November ballot?

I know said...

Ask some of the STATE appointed officials about the affairs with legislators and what lucrative positions they have for themselves now.

40 year contracts and spots on lucrative boards can get you a long way. The people they live around know the whole story and so do the State Director officials that gave them the power.

Leslie said...

A special election will be held to select someone to fill out the remainder of the term through the end of the year. The major political parties will hold caucuses to select their nominees. The Libertarian party will select their nominee at a state convention, and independents can gather approximately 3,000 signatures to get their name on the special election ballot. The Republicans in the 3rd CD will also caucus to select someone to take Souder's place on the fall ballot for the new term beginning in 2011.

In a local or legislative office vacancy, the party that elected or selected the resigning officeholder would get to select someone to fill out the remainder of the term. But in a Congressional office vacancy, the US Constitution requires a special election. So all parties and independents get a shot at filling out the remainder of the term.