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Chris Lee resigns from the House

Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) resigned from the House Wednesday evening effective immediately, an announcement that came just hours after a Web site reported that the married congressman had sent a shirtless image of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.

 
 

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In this May 13, 2010, photo, President Obama, not shown, introduces Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) at Industrial Support Inc. in Buffalo, N.Y. Lee abruptly resigned his seat, saying he regrets actions that have hurt his family and others after a gossip web site reported Wednesday that Lee, a married two-term lawmaker, had sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist.


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