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Wichita councilman caught up in cover-up plot resigns


December 23, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita city councilman who has been under fire for his role in a plot to frame the local GOP chairman for a false ad against a mayoral candidate has resigned.

James Clendenin said Tuesday in a written statement that had "become a distraction" and that his resignation was taking effect Dec. 31.

"It would be selfish and unproductive for me to continue in my council position if other events in any way diverted attention from the important city work that must go on," he wrote.

Last month, the Sedgwick County district attorney's office filed a civil petition seeking the...

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