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Vito Fossella, New York Republican, Won't Run For Re-Election: Report

05/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The AP is reporting that Republican Congressman Vito Fossella will not run for re-election after revelations that he fathered a child with his mistress and was arrested for drunk driving:

New York Rep. Vito Fossella will not seek re-election after a series of damaging revelations about a child from an extramarital affair, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

Both people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make the announcement public. Fossella was expected to make the announcement Tuesday.

Fossella, 43, has admitted to fathering a daughter with a Virginia woman.

The congressman's secret relationship with the woman, Laura Fay, was revealed after he was arrested for drunken driving May 1. Fossella was stopped after running a red light, and he told officers he was going to see his sick daughter, according to police.

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