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Bob Ney Smackdown Friday, January 20, 2006

It looks like Bob Ney (R-Ohio) of Ohio may be losing support at home. The Cincinatti Enquirer turned in an interesting article talking about words from the Ohio Republican Party boss.

WASHINGTON - Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett said Thursday that he'd ask Rep. Bob Ney to resign from Congress if he were indicted on felony charges.

Bennett stressed that Ney, R-Heath, has not been charged with any crime and that the party backs him for re-election.

However, if the Justice Department investigation of former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff leads to a Ney indictment, that would change.

"If he's indicted for a felony, we would ask him to step aside until the matter is cleared up," Bennett said in a phone interview with The Enquirer.


Not good for the Ney home team. I agree completely with him but it's still not good for them. Ney did respond the statement though:

Ney, who was traveling in Ohio this week, called The Enquirer to repudiate Bennett's comments.

"No party boss tells my constituents what to do," Ney said. "They will decide this thing."


It would seem in Ohio, the animals are fighting amongst themselves. I really can see the Republicans losing some real ground in Ohio this time. The Democrats are putting up a strong challenge, particularly after the graft of Taft on top of the Ney scandal. This should continue to get interesting.



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