Friday, February 5, 2010
Quinn: Cohen Response is Unsatisfactory
Gov. Pat Quinn says his new running mate way want to step down.
Scott Lee Cohen, the party’s nominee for Lieutenant Governor, is dealing with revelations of a domestic abuse complaint from an ex-girlfriend with a history of prostitution.
The governor did not mention Cohen’s name once during a 45 minute press conference about the upcoming election on Thursday. But Quinn says his running mate “has a lot of explaining to do.”
Cohen’s former girlfriend told police that the millionaire pawnbroker held a knife to her throat during an argument in October 2005. Cohen disclosed the arrest during the primary campaign. He claims the woman was drunk during the time of the argument and says he did not lay a finger on her.
Cohen says “When the facts come to light, after my ex-wife and ex-girlfriend speak, the people of Illinois can decide, and I will listen to them directly,” he said.
Quinn says Cohen’s response, so far, has been “unsatisfactory.”
In the pic: Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Scott Lee Cohen.
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