Nebraska Lt. Gov. Sheehy resigns from office

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Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:11 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned abruptly Saturday in a scandal involving thousands of calls to four women on his state-issued cellphone, including one woman who said she had a romantic relationship with the politician.

Gov. Dave Heineman announced Sheehy's resignation in a hastily called news conference Saturday morning. Sheehy, a Republican, had been considered the front-runner in the 2014 gubernatorial race and had been endorsed by Heineman.

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