Irish Presidential Candidate Mired in Scandal Finishes Distant Fourth in Election


Ireland had its presidential election over the weekend and Sen. David Norris (who jumped back into the race after withdrawing over a scandal involving his support for pedophilia) came in a distant fourth:

David Norris had led polls early in the race to become Ireland's president, before he dropped out and then jumped back in amid a scandal. But the senator, who could have become the world's first openly gay president, has conceded defeat today.

Early poll results show him finishing a distant fourth, and so Norris became the first candidate to congratulate Labor Party candidate Michael Higgins on what appears to be his win. -- The Advocate