Dem Running for Office Despite Charges
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Rhode Island Democratic congressional candidate Michael Neary says he’s still running for office despite the criminal charges against him in Ohio.
Police in Miami County, Ohio, arrested Neary last month and charged him with menacing by stalking and possession of marijuana.
Police allege Neary followed a couple he didn’t know for roughly 60 miles. The couple said they were “scared for their life.”
But Neary, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, said he’s still seeking to fill Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District seat.
“I’m still in the race,” he told a local outlet during a phone interview. “I’m not suspending my campaign, I’m not doing anything like that at the moment.”
“I’m keeping in touch with close friends at the moment and trying to work through some stuff,” he added. “I’m a candidate in the race, and a lot more is going to be forthcoming in the coming days and weeks.”