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Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 1:03 p.m.

McGee resigns as Canyon GOP chairman

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Former Caldwell Senator John McGee has stepped down as chairman of the Canyon County Republican Central Committee. The decision to leave the committee post came days after McGee resigned his Senate seat amid allegations he sexually harassed a female Senate staffer. Canyon County Central Committee officials say they received McGee's resignation as chairman on Friday. A new chairman will be picked at the committee's next meeting on March 20. Meanwhile, the Idaho State Police is investigating allegations against the 39-year-old McGee. McGee resigned his Senate seat last Wednesday after Senate Republican leaders learned of the alleged misconduct. McGee did not acknowledge any wrongdoing. His troubles began last year when he pleaded guilty to drunken driving in a deal that erased accompanying auto theft charges in that case.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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