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Embattled Nevada GOP Governor Sent 850 Text Messages In One Month To Alleged Mistress

06/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gov. Jim Gibbons used his state-owned cell phone to send more than 850 text messages in one month last year to the woman he's accused of having an affair with, according to documents obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal.

The records reveal a flurry of text messages between Gibbons and a cell phone owned by Kathy Karrasch, the estranged wife of a Reno doctor. Gibbons, who filed for divorce earlier this year, has been seen in Reno on several outings with Karrasch since his marital troubles with first lady Dawn Gibbons became public.

In a court brief filed two weeks ago, Dawn Gibbons accused her husband of ending their 22-year marriage because of his "infatuation and involvement" with the wife of a Reno doctor. That woman has never been officially named by Dawn Gibbons or her lawyer.

Jim Gibbons denies having an inappropriate relationship with Karrasch, describing her as a friend of 15 years.

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