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Former Congressional Candidate Rob Anderson Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct

Last summer, I wrote about autistic candidate Rob Anderson’s 2020 campaign to become the first known openly autistic U.S. Congressperson in American political history. A compelling candidate with a diverse range of career experiences, Anderson’s race was initially considered competitive. While his bid never gained traction — he received only 11.6 percent of the total vote in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional district — the autistic firebrand developed a sizable Twitter presence, amassing more than 130,000 followers.

Spurred on by such notoriety, Anderson’s political future looked promising — until Twitter user @RancidGinger called him out for sending unsolicited nude pictures to women. In the wake of this allegation, several more women came

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