Married Nebraska GOP Lt Governor Resigns after 2,000 calls were discovered to four other women

February 2, 2013
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Gov. Dave Heineman (R-NE) announced the resignation at a 10 a.m. press conference of Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy after questions were raised by The World-Herald over improper cell phone calls to four women, other than his wife, during the past four years which carried on during various late hours of the night. Approximately 2,000 calls were made from his state-issued cell phone.

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Gov. Heineman said, “I’ve got a knot in my stomach. I’m deeply disappointed. He’s done a lot of good things for the state, but that trust was broken, and he’s resigned.”

Omaha.com reports:

Until now, Sheehy, 53, has been considered the leading candidate to succeed Heineman in 2015.

The governor, asked about Sheehy’s candidacy, said: “I doubt he will continue his campaign for governor, and no, I would not support him under the circumstances.”

“This has happened very, very rapidly,” Heineman said. “On Monday, I will begin to think about who is an appropriate lieutenant governor for the future.”

Sheehy, a Republican,  had been considered to be the front-runner in the 2014 gubernatorial race.  Heineman declined to discuss the details of why Sheehy was stepping down, other than to say it involved “personal decisions” made by his lieutenant governor, according to Omaha.com.

The Governor stated that the matter came to his attention Friday, and he had a private meeting with Sheehy.

What is it with politicians and telephones?

Image: Buffalo Country Republican Party. 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daryl-Revok/100001326652468 Daryl Revok

    Too bad hes not libertarian…he could just tell everyone to blow it out there ass.

  • Gindy51

    WTF is wrong with these idiots? They use private emails to o government business (Palin, etc.) and public phones to conduct affairs/phone sex?

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen

    I just love those ol’ Republican values! Remember, folks, do as they say, not as they do!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003216492628 D.w. Skinner

    didn’t say you had to be smart to be a republican…

  • Ah_Clem

    Numbskull!! If you ere going to be calling women who are not your wife, you don’t do it on your state issued telephone .. he isn’t bright enough to hold public office.

  • http://twitter.com/TyJuanOn Kari Hope

    Slut.

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