Yesterday, we reported that Rep. Tim Mahoney, heir to disgraced Rep. Mark Foley's Congressional seat, had been implicated in a sordid affair with a staffer. What more could you ask for in a story?
How about rumors of a second affair for Mahoney? Well, you got it! According to reliable sources, the Florida Democrat was engaged in some illicit hanky-panky with another woman who wasn't his wife — at the same time that he was nailing his staffer.
And this one isn't just wrong for personal reasons — it has the distinctive air of corruption around it.
On Tuesday night, a person close to the Mahoney campaign told the AP that Mahoney also was having a relationship with a high-ranking official in Martin County in his Florida district around the same time of the purported affair with Allen.
The person close to the campaign spoke only on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to openly discuss Mahoney's private life.
The person said Mahoney was having the relationship with the official in 2007 while he also was lobbying the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a $3.4 million reimbursement for Martin County for damage caused by hurricanes in 2004. FEMA approved the money late last year.
It remains to be seen if either affair actually happened, but given the way that the vultures are circling, this isn't going to end well for Mahoney.
Tags: Florida, House of Representatives, Mark Foley, Tim Mahoney