But the congressional candidate denies inappropriate relationship
By Philip Wegmann | Washington Examiner
Last November a state Senate staffer texted Steve Montenegro a topless photo. Now that lewd digital photography has surfaced, threatening his campaign to win the seat vacated by Republican Rep. Trent Franks (who resigned after asking two female staffers to be surrogate mothers).
In his first interview since the story broke, Montenegro tells the Washington Examiner he never solicited the photo. Less than one week before the special election, the front-runner accuses his opponents of sabotaging his political career with “revenge porn.”
“I want you to know I did not have any inappropriate relationships with this woman,” Montenegro said with deliberate emphasis over the phone Wednesday night. “At no time have I been inappropriately involved with any staffer — nor have I ever. I have not solicited inappropriate material via text message or any other message.”