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February 5th, 2010 at 10:01 am
Best Political Lede of the Day
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From Josh Kraushaar, 

On the same day Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn officially claimed the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, he found out that his newly-minted running mate has a rap sheet that includes alleged domestic battery and tax evasion.  The revelation has shocked Democrats, leading to worries that his presence could taint the entire statewide ticket.

“According to court records obtained by the Chicago Tribune, Scott Lee Cohen, a millionaire pawnbroker who prevailed with a narrow plurality in the crowded primary for lieutenant governor, was accused by his ex-girlfriend, a prostitute, of holding a knife to her neck in a 2005 domestic dispute.”

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