Rep. Joe Barton Won’t Seek Reelection After Fallout Surrounding His Lewd Photo And Sexting Scandal

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Last week, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) admitted that a leaked nude photo and text message were his and, according to Barton, the result of “consensual” relationships with multiple women. Barton reportedly had “arrangements” with several women and threatened to call the Capitol Police on one if she exposed his behavior. It’s a truly messy situation, so it should not come as much of a surprise that Barton has announced he will not seek re-election for an 18th House of...

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