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Congressional candidate: Misconduct claims are false

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 17, 2018 4:35 PM
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Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein announced on October 19 that he's running for the eastern Pennsylvania congressional seat being vacated by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Dent. Nothstein won Olympic gold at the 2000 Sydney Games.


(Allentown) -- Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein says an anonymous tip intended to foil his bid for a Pennsylvania congressional seat led to his leave from a world-class velodrome.

The (Allentown) Morning Calls reports a sexual misconduct claim led to Nothstein's dismissal by the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. William Chadwick, a lawyer for Nothstein, says the women mentioned in the anonymous claim say the alleged misconduct never happened.

Nothstein says the claims were planted just days after he launched his candidacy.

No details on the alleged misconduct were revealed.

He's running for the seat being vacated by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Dent, and faces Democrat Susan Wild and Libertarian Tim Silfies on the November ballot.

The district includes Allentown and all of Lehigh County, and parts of four surrounding counties.

Nothstein won Olympic gold at the 2000 Sydney Games.

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