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jkshaughnessy 1 post  |  Last Activity: Oct 10, 2014 8:53 PM Member since: May 11, 2013
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  • jkshaughnessy by jkshaughnessy Oct 10, 2014 8:53 PM Flag

    Charges of sexual misconduct, plagiarism and burglary have pitted a former staffer against a high-profile congressional candidate just weeks before the midterm elections.

    The latest accusations by a former campaign aide could derail the career of up-and-coming Republican Carl DeMaio.

    In a story of charges and counter charges, the one constant is this: they both insist the other is lying.

    DeMaio has won national name recognition as a "new generation Republican," calling on his party to ditch social issues and winning plaudits for helping the Grand Old Party shed what many see as its intolerant image.

    The openly gay, former San Diego city councilman has won support from GOP heavyweights like Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and even former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    But behind the scenes, things are much messier. DeMaio's former campaign policy director is accusing the candidate of sexual harassment, even saying DeMaio masturbated in front of him. DeMaio vehemently denies the allegations, saying they're the cover story of a plagiarist and suspected criminal.

    This is not the first time DeMaio has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior. Last year, a fellow city councilman Todd Bosnich said he twice caught DeMaio masturbating in a city hall restroom -- an allegation DeMaio denied.

    "We were making small talk on the way back. And when he pulled up to my car, he reached over into my lap and grabbed my crotch. And I flipped out. And I pushed his hand away," Bosnich said. "I just was shocked because I'd never had anyone do something like that to me, especially in a position of authority and trust. And, at the time, I just figured, well, maybe he was drunk and blew it off. But he progressively and progressively, the inappropriate touching incidents continued from there."

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