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February 04, 2010


Democratic Nominee Pulled Knife on Prostitute Girlfriend

Scott Lee Cohen (D) -- "a pawnbroker who shocked state Democratic leaders Tuesday night by winning the party's nomination for lieutenant governor -- was arrested about four-and-a-half years ago and accused of holding a knife to a former live-in girlfriend's neck," the Chicago Sun Times reports.

"The misdemeanor charge against Cohen was dropped weeks later when the woman -- who had just been found guilty of prostitution -- failed to show up to testify."

Chicago Tribune: "The new disclosures added another element of unrest to a roiled political landscape after Tuesday's primary elections, which left the outcome of the Democratic and Republican nominations for governor in doubt."












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