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Indiana Rep. Souder says he'll resign over affair

Mark Souder (Source: U.S. House of Representatives) Mark Souder (Source: U.S. House of Representatives)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Republican Rep. Mark Souder says he'll resign from Congress effective Friday over an affair with a staffer.

Souder says in a statement provided by his office Tuesday that he has "sinned against God, my wife and my family by having a mutual relationship with a part-time member of my staff."

He scheduled a news conference to discuss his future.

Souder won a bruising Republican primary on May 4 to be nominated for his ninth term representing northeastern Indiana.

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