Scott Lee Cohen

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Scott Lee Cohen was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Since Cohen won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, it has become widely known that he was accused of abusing his ex-wife and holding a knife to the throat of an ex-girlfriend—a woman who was herself charged with prostitution. He also admits using steroids in the past.

"For the good of the people of the state of Illinois and the Democratic Party, I will resign," Cohen said in a rambling remarks made as the Super Bowl halftime entertainment blared in the background. He had refused to refused to withdraw from the race until February 7.[1]