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Published: 02/10/11

Conservatives 'Don't Know What' Chris Lee Was Thinking

By  Andrea Stone - AOL News
Conservatives 'Don't Know What' Chris Lee Was Thinking

WASHINGTON -- One day after Rep. Christopher Lee was exposed for his bare-chested lie on Craigslist and resigned his House seat, conservative women gathered here today sought to paint him as an exception. "You know, I don't know what he was thinking," said Paula Tyler of the conservative website Smart Girl Politics, speaking above the din of the exhibit hall at CPAC, the annual gathering of conservative activists. "I don't understand that kind of behavior." Lee, who represented western New York, resigned at what passed for light speed when it comes to congressional scandals after the gossip ...

Published: 02/10/11

Shirtless Chris Lee's Constituents Sigh at Another NY Scandal

By  Mara Gay - AOL News
Shirtless Chris Lee's Constituents Sigh at Another NY Scandal

This wasn't the first time. Constituents in U.S. Rep. Chris Lee's district have seen scandal from New York politicians before. So when they watched their congressman implode after a gossip site published topless photos of Lee that the married Republican sent to a woman on Craigslist, they said it all felt sadly familiar. "This isn't the first time this has happened to us, you know. It's embarrassing," Zophia Swiderek of Dansville, N.Y., told AOL News today. Swiderek, a stay-at-home mom, was referring to another upstate New York congressman, Eric Massa, a Democrat who resigned last March ami...

Published: 02/9/11

Meet Chris Lee, the Married GOP Congressman Who's Accused of Cruising Craigslist [VIDEO]

By  Mary Phillips-Sandy - AOL News
Meet Chris Lee, the Married GOP Congressman Who's Accused of Cruising Craigslist [VIDEO]

Is Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., a fit, fun and classy guy? Better question: Did Rep. Chris Lee, a married father, try to score a date with a woman on Craigslist by telling her that he's a fit, fun and classy guy? Gawker has obtained e-mail correspondence between a 34-year-old woman and a man she claims is Lee. The man -- who appeared to use a Gmail account previously confirmed to be Lee's -- responded to an ad the woman had posted; he told her he worked as a lobbyist, was Related Stories New York Rep. Chris Lee Resigns Over Craigslist Dating Ad and Sexy Photo divorce...

Published: 02/9/11

New York Rep. Chris Lee Resigns Over Craigslist Dating Ad and Sexy Photo

By  Annie Groer - Politics Daily
New York Rep. Chris Lee Resigns Over Craigslist Dating Ad and Sexy Photo

What started last month with an anonymous woman's Craigslist dating search for men who don't "look like toads" ended Wednesday with the resignation of two-term Rep. Christopher Lee, R-N.Y., a married father who passed himself off as a divorced lobbyist when he sent her a topless muscle photo of himself. Gawker.com broke the story about the lying lawmaker under the headline "Married GOP Congressman Sent Sexy Pictures to Craigslist Babe." Within hours, he had quit his $174,000-a-year job and issued this statement: "I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and m...

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