Thursday, August 07, 2014

Montana: Accused plagiarist Dem Senator drops out of election

Quake Lake, Montana
The Democrats might as well give up on holding his US Senate seat.

From the Missoulian:
Montana Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he was pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized a U.S. Army War College research paper.

Walsh, a Democrat, said he decided to drop out of the race after canceling campaign events this week so he and his family could gather in his Helena home to decide his political future.

Walsh will serve out the rest of his Senate term, which ends in early January 2015.

The New York Times reported July 23 that Walsh had plagiarized large portions of the research paper in 2007.

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