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Wife Of Kentucky Lawmaker Who Killed Himself Plans To Run For His Seat


Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday following a report alleging that he sexually assaulted a girl in January 2013. He is pictured here at his Louisville church on Tuesday. Behind him is his wife, Rebecca, who says she plans to run for his seat.

State Rep. Dan Johnson’s death came days after a news outlet published allegations he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl. His widow called it a “high-tech lynching based on lies and half-truths.”

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