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The Craigslist Congressman

Thanks to an article containing this photo, posted yesterday afternoon by Gawker, New York Congressman Christopher Lee (R) promptly resigned from the United States House of Representatives. Lee sent this photo in response to a classified on Craigslist's Women Seeking Men forum, passing himself off as a single lobbyist who is "a fit fun classy guy." Lee is, of course, married. The entire, slightly goofy Craigslist exchange between Lee and his prospective mistress is over at Gawker.

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