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Resigns over consensual polyamourous affair

[I had been writing an article about] Hill's ongoing divorce from Kenny Heslep, her partner of nearly 10 years. On October 18, the conservative site RedState published a blog post detailing a consensual polyamourous affair the congresswoman and Kenny Heslep had had with a campaign staffer. The post also included a nude photo of Hill; [more followed; Hill resigned].

I ask Hill whether she might consider running for political office again. She replies, "Obviously, I'm going to need some time away, but it's almost something I want to do on principle." She suggests there might be some freedom in having her private life tossed out into the world. With no skeletons left to uncover, she could become unassailable.

She finishes the thought: "This was a chapter that was important and that meant something. I think I have a legacy that is going to matter. This is just the beginning." And with that, her very milliennial political scandal ends with an ageless political message: hope.

Source: Playboy magazine on 2018 Congressional CA-25 election , Dec 17, 2019

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