Bob Ney has dropped his bid for re-election, stating that the stress is too great for his family. They must be getting pretty close to an indictment. Ney has asked Joy Padgett to replace him on the ballot.
There is no way to sugarcoat this, it's the worst possible thing for Democrats to have Padgett running in this race. She is a tough out who will sink to any low to win. This race is now a fifty-fifty shot for us, at best.