Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Gallagher admits to affair in the 70's and marijuana use

WTSP Tampa

Tallahassee, Florida - Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Gallagher admitted that he used marijuana as a young man Monday.

During a conference call with reporters, Gallagher also admitted to cheating on his first wife, and breaking into her home to retrieve a dog during their messy divorce.

Gallagher is currently the state's chief financial officer. He made the announcement after The Tampa Tribune obtained transcripts from his 27-year-old divorce proceedings.

The documents reportedly detailed the incidents. Gallagher said the paper contacted his campaign over the weekend.

The documents are partial transcripts from hearings during his 1979 divorce from Ann Louise Gallagher. At the time he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives.

The 62-year-old reportedly told the Tallahassee Democrat his life and political leanings turned around when remarried and became a Christian in 1998.

Currently, Gallagher is seeking to align his campaign with the Republican Party's most ardent, socially conservative voters.


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