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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:17 PM

A sudden and very sad fall from political power - Matthew Geary found dead in apparent suicide


Prominent attorney Matthew P. Geary, whose candidacy for Henrico County's chief prosecutor rattled the establishment but ended in defeat two months ago, was found dead Sunday of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Geary, 42, was found by family members, who notified police about 1 p.m. Sunday. Henrico authorities said Geary had moved into a home in the 2200 block of Lauderdale Drive in western Henrico on Saturday with the help of his parents and siblings.

Geary's campaign ran into trouble after a highly orchestrated attack on his character by Republican leaders, including U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th. The leaders revealed that Geary had engaged in an affair with a married woman in recent years.

The Janis-Geary battle split the Republican ticket, although Janis was obligated to run as an independent. The split helped usher in Taylor as the first woman in county history to win the commonwealth's attorney's post and the first Democrat to win it in some 20 years.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/local-news/2012/jan/30/tdmain01-lawyer-matthew-geary-found-dead-in-henric-ar-1649089/

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Reply A sudden and very sad fall from political power - Matthew Geary found dead in apparent suicide (Original post)
underpants Jan 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Jan 2012 #1
Ecumenist Jan 2012 #2
riverwalker Jan 2012 #3
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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:19 PM

1. more blood on cantor's hands

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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:21 PM

2. Horrible.. Just horrible....

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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 11:40 PM

3. Cantor is an evil ghoul

".. highly orchestrated attack on his character by Republican leaders, including U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th. The leaders revealed that Geary had engaged in an affair with a married woman in recent years.
Geary fully admitted to the affair but said it had ended, yet political opponents used the relationship to question Geary's judgment and responsibility."

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 11:49 PM

4. Politics is a dirty business. But killing yourself is a sign of mental illness.

 

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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 12:45 AM

5. And these are the same people who would love to have Newt Gingrich as their president

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