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Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan Resigns After Sexual Harassment Scandal

The congressman had already said he wasn't going to run for re-election. Now, he will repay a $39,000 taxpayer-funded settlement. Meehan's resignation will trigger a special election.

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., is stepping down from Congress after a sexual harassment scandal earlier this year in which he called a former aide a "soul mate."

The Pennsylvania Republican had already announced he wouldn't seek re-election in 2018, but announced he would resign effective Friday, ending an Ethics Committee investigation into allegations made by a

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