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Republican reaction to Lee's scandal

Congressman Chris Lee
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Congressman Chris Lee

By Eileen Buckley


Buffalo, NY – Western New York Congressman Chris Lee dropped a bombshell late Wednesday afternoon.

Lee announced his resignation in the 26th Congressional District after a photo and story surfaced on a tabloid Website. It stated that the married Congressman sent a shirtless photo from his Blackberry to a Maryland woman on Craigslist.

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley spoke to two powerful republicans from this region last night -- former Erie County Party Republican party chairman Bob Davis and former Repubilcan Congressman Tom Reynolds, who retired from the seat prior to Lee's election in 2008.