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Chris Lee Congressman

February 10, 2011 by USA Post 

Chris Lee Congressman, Chris Lee abruptly resigned his seat in Congress Wednesday after a gossip website reported that he had sent a tpless photo himself to a woman who had posted an ad on Craigslist. Gawker.com reported Wednesday that Lee, a two-term Republican with a young son, had e-mail a photo of a woman he met on the Craigslist classified ads.

Gawker.com was the first to publish the photo, and held for about a week while engineers checked the e-mail, and other technical information, which they said he had Blackberry Lee.

Lee said in an e-mailed statement that his resignation took effect immediately.

The statement offered no details or confirmation of an announcement Craigslist.

It was a great honor to serve the people of Western New York. I regret the hurt that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents. I am deeply and sincerely apologize to all. I made mistakes and I deeply committed to working as hard as I can to ask forgiveness.

“The challenges we face in Western New York and across the country are too serious for me to allow this distraction to continue, and I am pleased to announce that I have resigned my seat in Congress effective immediately. ”

Gawker, “said a woman described as a resident of 34 years, Maryland and government employee Gawker provided with e-mail said she was an exchange between her and Lee in response to an ad she put in last month” Women seeking men “section of Craigslist. Gawker reported that Lee himself identified as a lobbyist divorced and sent a photo of him. He said the woman eventually broke off contact with Lee after he had suspected himself distorted. “Will someone show me all men like toads CL” asked the woman, asking for responses “on financially & emotionally” men.

The woman received a response from a man named Christopher Lee, from an email account that was confirmed as belonging to Congress. Lee describes himself as a lobbyist divorced. He is currently married with one son. Gawker.com describes the e-mails sent and received as “relatively banal. No prostitutes, escorts or madams were involved just plain old lies and an apparent willingness to cheat on his wife. “The Web site reports the woman cut communications when she looked online and found Lee he had lied about who he is.

Lee, a second-term Republican from Clarence, was considered by many as someone who has a bright future in Washington, given his background in business. He first ran for Congress as a political outsider in the business world.

In 2008, he presented politico.com as a rising star in Washington, and he was asked last year to offer weekly response Repubican party to address: President Obama – in the week when Obama went to Buffalo to press an agenda of jobs.

Congress has often talked about manufacturing problems, has been a fierce opponent of the reform of health care, and also worked on international trade, including lobbying for a change in monetary policy of China.

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