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Former Lt. Gov. Candidate Scott Lee Cohen on Troubled Nomination

During last week's primary election, pawnbroker Scott Lee Cohen won the democratic nomination for Lt. Governor. Shortly thereafter details of Cohen's past made that victory short-lived. The relatively unknown and unexamined candidate suddenly got some media attention. And many voters realized for the first time that Cohen had once held a knife to an ex-girlfriend's throat—an ex-girlfriend who was a convicted prostitute. Cohen also has a history of using steroids, and questions came up about his claim of owning a “green” Laundromat. All that led to a departure from the race, announced during the SuperBowl halftime.

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