There should be one thing within the congressional water.
The frontrunner in a unique election to exchange an Arizona congressman who resigned over sexual misconduct is now dealing with a intercourse scandal of his personal, in line with experiences Tuesday.
Republican Arizona State Sen. Steve Montenegro — who used to be poised to take over disgraced Rep. Trent Franks’s place — allegedly had a steamy on-line courting with an aide wherein she despatched him topless pictures, in line with the Day by day Mail.
“Over the months, we started to flirt. I felt at ease sufficient with the connection that I started to ship footage of myself in quite a lot of states of undress,” the aide, Stephanie Holford, mentioned via her attorney.
“Sen. Montenegro requested me to ship them on Snapchat…We engaged in sexual dialog about those footage. Those conversations had been detailed and intimate,” she added, in line with the paper.
The accusations come after Franks resigned final month over an Ethics Committee inquiry right into a declare that he allegedly introduced a former feminine staffer $five million to hold his kid.
Franks could also be accused of creating undesirable advances towards feminine staffers in his place of work and retaliated towards one that rebuffed him, in line with experiences.
On Tuesday, Holford — a junior state legislative staffer— additionally launched a sequence of flirty textual content message exchanges, together with one wherein Montenegro mentioned he “were given all labored up” at a listening to, and complained about any other senator.
“Yup. He’s a ache,” Montenegro wrote.
“Painful at the eyes too,” Holford mentioned.
“Lol. I do know I’m,” Montenegro joked.
“No, that’s no longer true is all I’ll say … lol,” Holford answered.
Montenegro wrote again: “Smartly you’re sort. However you’re employed for the senate so it’s a must to be great.”
Montenegro denied having an “irrelevant” courting with the aide.
“I’ve already made transparent that Ms. Holford and I had been pals, that whilst I allowed our friendship to turn into too acquainted, and that she did, with out solicitation from me, ship me an irrelevant image, I by no means had irrelevant courting along with her or somebody else,” he mentioned, in line with the Day by day Mail.
The principle within the 12-candidate GOP box is Tuesday and the winner is anticipated to win the election in November.