House Dem. Leader Spoke to Mahoney About Affair As Recently as Last Month

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October 14, 2008 12:15 p.m.

House Democratic leader Chis van Hollen knew of Rep. Tim Mahoney’s affair, and spoke with him about it as recently as last month, ABCNews.com reports.

Van Hollen, who is also chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, spoke through a press aide from the committee.

“After a rumor recently surfaced on a blog about Mr. Mahoney’s affair, the Chairman spoke briefly once with Mr. Mahoney about his responsibility as an elected official to act appropriately and urged him to come clean with his constituents if there was any truth to the rumor,” DCCC spokesoman Jennifer Crider said.

Rep. Rahm Emanuel, whose comment was included in the ABCNews.com article, stated through a spokesperson that he had confronted Mahoney about the affair in early 2007.

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