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Republican legislators blocked the immediate expulsion of Democratic state Rep. Daniel Patterson on Tuesday, opting to pursue ethics hearings. House Democrats leaders released a series of exhibits in the case filed against the Tucson representative. Read more» 5

House Ethics Committee investigators recommended Monday that state Rep. Daniel Patterson be expelled from the Legislature. A report said the Tucson Democrat verbally abuses his staff and colleagues, has threatened physical assault, and sought to trade sexual favors for votes. Read more»

Embattled state Rep. Daniel Patterson announced via Twitter and Facebook on Monday morning that he's leaving the Democratic Party. But the party has already essentially left him. Read more»

The ex-girlfriend of state Rep. Daniel Patterson said Sunday night that he "never hit or committed domestic violence against me." Read more» 1


The House Ethics Committee is recommending that a special investigator look into allegations against Rep. Daniel Patterson, D-Tucson, faces four misdemeanor counts of domestic violence stemming from alleged altercations with a former girlfriend. Read more»

Rep. Daniel Patterson lived with Georgette Escobar for about a year, in extramarital bliss. But then things went very, very wrong. Read more»

Calling the domestic troubles of state Rep. Daniel Patterson an "ongoing distraction from doing the important work of the people," state Democrats called for an ethics investigation, and for him to step down. He said Monday that he's being "blackmailed" and "will not resign." Read more» 3