Scandal

Tea Party Candidate Accused of Sexual Assault

A 39-year-old woman in Cleveland has accused Republican candidate for Congress, Tom Ganley, of sexually assaulting her in his office last year. The woman says she met Ganley at a Tea Party rally he spoke at in Cleveland. After visiting him twice at the car dealership he owns, she alleges that on her third visit he gave her $100 to buy lingerie and told her he wanted to dominate her, put her on a leash, and have sex with her in front of his “play friends.” She says he grabbed her, kissed her, and reached into her pants. She never reported the incident to police but supposedly told several friends of it. Ganley calls the accusations “baseless.”