This guy was apparently running for office in Florida but some old reports of domestic violence against his wife – some dating as far back as the 1990s plus his ownership of interest in a hedge fund with ties to African slave labor, seems to have derailed his bid. Not only has his staff been quitting en masse but his fundraising efforts have also dried up.
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The congressman, through a spokesman, denied his ex-wife’s claims of battery, which were detailed in police and court records dating to 1994. But the political damage was severe nonetheless.
“Unfortunately, this deeply disappointing revelation means progressives have no great options in the Florida race for Senate,” Democracy for America and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee said in a written statement that announced they were pulling their endorsements.
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