AP: Mahoney Also Had Affair with County Official While Lobbying FEMA for Aid

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October 15, 2008 10:19 a.m.
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Rep. Tim Mahoney is not having a good week.

The AP is reporting that Mahoney was having an affair with another woman, a local county official, while simultaneously lobbying the federal government for FEMA aid for the county.

From the AP:

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 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.

Mahoney’s congressional staff declined to comment on this alleged tryst, but noted Mahoney lobbies for FEMA funding throughout his district, and that Martin County has received $43 million from FEMA since 2004. Mahoney didn’t take office until 2006.

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