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Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Democratic congressional candidate in Kansas dropped out of the 2018 race after accusations of sexual harassment from her past resurfaced, leaving her the rare woman to be felled by the #MeToo movement that has largely brought down powerful men. Andrea Ramsey, who was hoping to unseat Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas' 3rd district, was accused of sexual harassment in 2005 by a man named Gary Funkhouser while she was executive vice president of human resources at LabOne, The Kansas City Star reported Friday. In 2006, the company agreed to dismiss the case after mediation, according to The Star. Ramsey fully denied the allegations in a statement issued to The Star and posted to Facebook.




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"In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero tolerance standard," Ramsey's statement read. "For me, that means a vindictive, terminated employee's false allegations are enough for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to decide not to support our promising campaign. We are in a national moment where rough justice stands in place of careful analysis, nuance and due process."

Ramsey denies Funkhouser's assertion that he was fired after rejecting Ramsey's alleged advances.

The DCCC has taken a hardline stance on sexual misconduct cases.

"If anyone is guilty of sexual harassment or sexual assault, that person should not hold public office," a DCCC spokesperson told The Star.


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