July 2, -- Jack Ryan, the Illinois Republican who abandoned his Senate bid amid a furor over sex club allegations, says the media's focus on candidates' personal sex lives serves no public purpose and is harmful to democracy. The investment banker-turned-teacher dropped out of the race after a judge unsealed custody records in which his ex-wife, actress Jeri Ryan, claimed that he took her to sex clubs and asked her to have sex with him in front of other couples. Ryan disputed the allegations, saying he and his wife went to one "avant-garde" club in Paris and left because they felt uncomfortable. Ryan's critics said such sexual exhibitionism clashed with the family values message touted by the Republican Party.
Ex-wife of GOP Senate candidate alleged sex club forays
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In the documents released Monday, his ex-wife, actress Jeri Ryan, stated that he had taken her to clubs in Paris, New York and New Orleans, where he tried to force her to engage in sex acts in front of strangers. Ryan, who repeatedly has denied the allegations, said in a statement Friday that it would be nearly impossible to continue his campaign. The state Republican Party has suffered a series of setbacks in recent years, including losing the governorship and many other statewide offices in the elections. After the details of the divorce records were released, Illinois Republican leaders were among the first to call for Ryan to bow out. This was the first foray into the political arena for Ryan, a self-made millionaire who had left his career as an investment banker to teach at a Chicago inner-city school. The impending retirement of Republican Sen. Peter Fitzgerald drew 15 contenders into the race -- seven of whom are millionaires.
Jack Ryan Slams Media for Sex Life Focus
Senate in Illinois, alleged in court papers filed in that he took her to sex clubs and asked her to engage in sexual activity in front of other patrons. Portions of the documents, which related to a visitation dispute over the couple's son, were released Monday, after a judge in Los Angeles ordered them unsealed. At a news conference Monday, Ryan reiterated the denial he made in his initial legal response to the charges by TV actress Jeri Lynn Ryan, in which he called the allegations "ridiculous" and "smut" and insisted he was "faithful and loyal to my wife throughout our marriage.
OK it is 4 A setting married Democrat president 2 git a BJ in the oval office but a rep can not go 2 a night club? The literacy of the right is absolutely fine; in fact, in many cases, it far surpasses that of the left. I would urge you not to make broad generalizations about an entire group based solely on a single individual's commentary, opting instead to investigate the issues for their political relevance. I wouldn't say that snide comments about the literacy of the far right are based on "one individual. Bush, in the willingness of many Republicans to marry their political party to fundamentalist Christianity, and at any given Tea Party rally.