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Maine Republican Party scrambles to distance itself from candidate with string of domestic violence arrests

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The Maine Republican Party is in a pickle after it was found that one of their candidates was charged multiple times with domestic violence-related crimes.

According to the Bangor Daily News, Chris Hoy, candidate for House District 33, was charged with domestic assault in Jan. 2015. He ultimately pleaded guilty for a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.

Public records reveal he then violated a protective order in Jan. 2017. He was arrested for domestic violence assault again and pleaded guilty that April for a lesser charge of reckless conduct. One year later, it happened again. Hoy was arrested in South Portland for violating the protective order.

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The state GOP called the behavior “unacceptable” and swore they had no knowledge of the candidate’s background.

“House Republicans have no tolerance for this type of behavior, and we are calling on Christopher Hoy to drop out of the race immediately,” House Republican Leader Ken Fredette said.

Hoy told the paper in an email that he hasn’t heard from the House Republicans or the Republican Party.

“No one has asked me to drop out, and I’m only a placeholder. … Also, I’ve never been [convicted],” he claimed.

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Victoria Morales is the Democrat running opposite Hoy in the race.


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‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law

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Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

The host played a notorious clip of Trump.

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.

"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"

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Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report

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President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.

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Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.

Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.

Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.

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