Congressman, facing harassment complaint, resigns

FILE - This Tuesday Oct. 14, 2008 picture shows Eric Massa, Democratic candidate for New York's 29th Congressional District in Rochester, N.Y. On Wednesday, March 3, 2010, Rep. Eric Massa, a freshman Democrat from New York, said that he will not seek a second term after a recurrence of cancer late last year, dismissing blog reports that he had harassed a staffer. He was elected in 2008. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

March 6, 2010 2:31:38 PM PST
New York Democratic Rep. Eric Massa, facing a harassment complaint by a male staffer, said Friday that he is stepping down from his seat with "a profound sense of failure."

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