Illinois LG nominee and alleged domestic abuser: 'Dude is like Jack Ryan meets Blair Hull meets Charlie Sheen' 

The Capitol Fax blog is keeping track of the scandalous allegations surrounding Scott Lee Cohen, who just won the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor in Illinois. Steroid abuse, retraining orders, prostitution -- it's all there and getting crazier by the hour.

In other news, Cohen has no intention of stepping down yet, despite calls from other Democrats in the state to do so. Here's the statement on his website:

I have no intention of stepping down or stepping aside. When the facts come to light, after my ex-wife and ex-girlfriend speak, the people of Illinois can decide, and I will listen to them directly. I am asking my ex-wife and ex-girlfriend to come forward and to talk with the media. There are questions, and I will provide all answers honestly and openly. I only ask for time to do the interviews. 2005 was a difficult time in my life. I was going through a divorce, and I started running with a fast group. I was in a tumultuous relationship with the woman I was dating. We had a fight, but I never touched her. She called the police, however, she never came to court, and the charges were dismissed. I realized this relationship was not healthy, I ended it, and we parted amicably.

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