Strategist for GOP Keown Resigns After Indictment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - A strategist and spokesman for a Republican running for Congress in southwest Georgia has resigned following his indictment in a vote-buying case in Alabama.
Jay Walker resigned Monday as a consultant for Republican Mike Keown, who is running against Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop. Keown campaign manager Andrew O'Shea said Walker told Keown's campaign Monday about the criminal charges and resigned.
O'Shea said the GOP candidate was very troubled by the
allegations. Walker was among nearly a dozen defendants charged in an indictment announced Monday that accuses an Alabama casino owner, lawmakers and lobbyists of buying and selling votes.
A phone listing for Walker was not available. He was scheduled to appear in court Monday. It was unclear if Walker had an attorney.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2010 at 03:55 AM
    I suppose Keown is no better or worse than anyone else who wants political power. In the short dealings I had with him I wasn't particularly impressed. He has done some good things for the community but some of it seems staged for good appearnances in his political life. This little scandal won't help him. Sanford Bishop needs to go after 20 years of mediocrity in Washington but I don't know that Keown is any improvement.
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