The lawmaker took the unusual step of issuing a press release recently clarifying that he did not, in fact, cheat on his wife, after the story broke that Florida Democratic Rep. Tim Mahoney paid off a former aide who was his ex-lover.
While both are Democrats and both are in their early fifties, the state lawmaker's Uniontown, Pa. district is roughly 910 miles from Palm Beach, Fla., according to Google Maps.
"I was getting a lot of my own constituents, older people, thinking it was me," the Pennsylvania Mahoney told the Palm Beach Post. "I've been married for 30 years. I've got four kids and I don't need something like that."