Guest blogged by Winter Patriot
According to ABC News and AP: Bob Ney Won't Seek Re-Election
AP writer Joe Danborn has some other details, including:
However, he faced a tough challenge in November from Democrat Zack Space, who had made the Justice Department's investigation into Ney a focus of his campaign.
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review has more, including some quotes from an exclusive interview with Ney: Ney drops out of fall race
Who went on that trip to Scotland? Let's see ...
There's Tom Delay ... oops! He's not in Congress anymore, is he?
Then there's Bob Ney ... and oops! Soon he won't be in Congress anymore either.
Soon, the only one of the three who will still be in Congress is Tom Feeney. And we have to wonder how long that will last...
Nothing wrong! Nope! There's nothing wrong with any of this!!
Psst! Hey buddy --- you wanna buy a Congressional Gold Medal?
Nothing wrong! Nope! Nothing wrong here!
Trust me: Nobody's doing anything wrong! Just keep walking, just keep walking...
Abramoff is serving a 70-month prison sentence after pleading guilty in January to federal fraud and corruption charges related to the 2000 purchase of the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet.
Ney is widely acknowledged as being "Representative No. 1" in court documents that detail spending by Abramoff, including a golfing trip to Scotland, a trip to the Super Bowl and campaign contributions.
Ney, who called Abramoff "dishonest and duplicitous," said he was misled by the lobbyist and his business partners.
What? Abramoff "dishonest and duplicitous"? Is there no honor among these thieves? Color me shocked!!
"I have some options in the nongovernment sector," he said.
I'm sure he does. Bob Ney's credentials --- including his selecton by CREW as one of top 13 Most Corrupt Members of Congress --- will serve him well in the private sector.