Married Alabama secretary of state admits affair after racy recording leaks

Published Apr 08 2021 at 5:16 PM GMT
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  • Alabama’s Secretary of State ruled out a 2022 US Senate bid after admitting he had an affair with a legal assistant — who released racy texts and a recording of a phone call describing their illicit trysts.
  • Republican John Merrill, 57, a married dad of two, had initially denied the relationship as a bogus claim.




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  • Published Apr 8, 2021 5:16 PM GMT