Monday, August 07, 2006
We profiled Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio back in January, and we predicted his ultimate demise. Prior to the Abramoff scandal breaking, Ney was ranked by non-partisan organization as the 11th most powerful Member of Congress.
Another One Bites The Dust...
Well, no longer. Today, Rep. Bob Ney announced that he will not seek re-election in the House of Representatives.
Perhaps most interesting is that he was asked to step aside by House Majority Leader John Boehner, who advised him that if he lost his race, he wouldn't be able to get one of those high-paying "life-after-Congress" positions on K Street.
Clearly, the threat of not being able to stay in Washington resonated with Ney, and he gave up the opportunity to serve his constituents in favor of heading directly to the street that was ultimately his undoing - K Street and the Lobbyists.
Tags: Ney, Ohio, Congress, scandal, Abramoff
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