POLITICS
12/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Shadegg Hires Sex Offender To Work Phones

This just in: Congressman John Shadegg's campaign appears to be using some pretty shady surrogates. ...

As first reported on the Politico Web site, the Shadegg campaign has paid at least three men with dubious pasts to work its phone banks. One guy, records suggest, did two years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for vehicle theft and burglary. Another did nearly four years for burglary. And the third phone bank worker may well be the creepiest: This 24-year-old male is a registered sex offender who had "sexual contact with a minor," according to the state's registry. The state labels him an "intermediate" risk.

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