During his 2007 inauguration, Dann pledged, "My staff and I will adopt and adhere to the highest possible ethical standards."
Then came text messages like this from one woman to another: "Girl...im in a weird situation...iem w marc dan....drunnnnk."
The text message, others like it, and a string of allegations of sexual advances, threats and graphic talk by Anthony Gutierrez, Dann's general services chief, to two office employees have been part of the case that put Dann in a political bind. One of Gutierrez's accusers filed a criminal complaint against him Friday.
Another is that e-mails written by at least one of the women suggest that someone in the office of Dann, an advocate for open government, sought to keep the complaints hush-hush.
Dann's office also rejected a number of records requests about the case, a reversal of his position when he was a hard-charging Democratic state senator exposing corruption in the state's Republican power structure.
I need to party with these guys.
If this guy does anymore women, he'll be a democratic candidate for president.