Blake Farenthold

Republican Michael Cloud won the special election on Saturday for an open seat in congress from Texas.
The seat was formerly held by Blake Farenthold who resigned in April after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced.
Cloud is a former Republican Party county chairman and will face another election in November to stay in congress.

Austin, Texas (AP) — Former Republican Party county chairman Michael Cloud topped a crowded, bipartisan special election field Saturday to succeed disgraced ex-Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold.

Farenthold, a Republican, abruptly resigned in April amid allegations of sexual harassment, and word that he used $84,000 from a special House fund to settle a 2014 lawsuit stemming from them.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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