Wednesday, February 5, 2014

NY - Orange County Republican leader Robert Krahulik asked to resign over lewd photos

Robert Krahulik
Robert Krahulik
Original Article

02/04/2014

By KENNETH LOVETT

ALBANY - Call it the Anthony Weiner story — upstate edition.

The Orange County Republican Party chairman is being asked to resign after allegedly texting lewd pictures of himself to his girlfriend’s female pal.

On Tuesday, four officers of the Orange County Republican Committee called on Robert Krahulik to step down.

Sources say Krahulik, 48, a lawyer and a trustee of the county community college, sent the naughty pictures of his anatomy to a friend of the beautiful 26-year-old woman he was dating.

It’s the same problem that Anthony Weiner had,” one source told the Daily News — referring to the ex-congressman caught sexting lewd pictures to women.

The controversy over Krahulik erupted last week when sources said his girlfriend briefly posted the pictures and a message to the creepy lothario on Facebook.

I just want people to know it’s probably a really good idea if you are in politics to take pictures of your weewee and send it to lots of girls,” the sarcastic message, obtained by The News, said.

That’s what you do in a committed relationship with a beautiful and sophisticated girl. Busted.” She ended with three hashtags: “creep,” “dumbass” and “triflingmen.”

The woman told the Times Herald-Record of Middletown she was writing about Krahulik.

But he told The News: “Just because it’s posted on Facebook doesn’t make it true.”

He said he and the woman broke up about a week ago. “I was dating a woman and I ended the relationship,” he said. “Clearly, she is not happy about it.”

Krahulik, who said he separated from his wife six years ago, refused to say whether he sent racy photos to a woman. “I’d have to see the photos, I have no idea,” he said. “This involves my private relationship. I fail to see how it’s the business of the Daily News. I’m not a public official.”

Krahulik, who has only been Orange County GOP chairman for a few months, said his political opponents were trying to embarrass him. “It’s unfortunate they would stoop to this level. At this point, they are embarrassing themselves.”

But a high-level area Republican said it’s expected Krahulik will be gone this week.

In calling for his ouster, the Republican officers said that “although all of the facts are not yet known, we can state without hesitation that we do not condone inappropriate behavior toward women under any circumstances.”


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