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Sen. Sherrod Brown, Wife Connie Schultz Called Out by Blogger for Hugging

Connie Schultz posts "gotcha" exchange from blogger looking for "an expose on journalists in the elite media who socialize with elected officials they are assigned to cover."

At a Beachwood event Monday Sen. Sherrod Brown joked about the popularity of his wife, former Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz.

On the East Side of Cleveland, he said, people don't greet him. They say, "Where's Connie?" 

But at least one conservative blogger did not know about their marriage.

Yesterday, Schultz posted an email exchange with a blogger — whom she did not name — who said that they were working on "an expose on journalists in the elite media who socialize with elected officials they are assigned to cover."

The blogger had spotted a photo of Schultz hugging Brown and asked her to comment.

She responded:

I am surprised you did not find a photo of me kissing U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown so hard he passes out from lack of oxygen. He's really cute.

He's also my husband.

See the full exchange on Schultz's Facebook page.

The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and other national news outlets reported on the exchange this morning.

Schultz, who now lives in Avon with Brown, resigned from the newspaper in 2011, citing Brown's reelection campaign, and has written books about her husband's campaign.

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Kim L July 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM
john you need to re-read the comment string the brilliant comment was for what jean DID not what she SAID (and you and paxton fell right into her trap)
Adam C. Miller July 19, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Sounds about right lol
ian king July 19, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Does anyone here under 40 even read the Plain Dealer? i seriously doubt it! and if you do read it, it generally takes all of 20 minutes to get through it - not much substance here for what was once one of the grand ole ladies of american journalism. sad, but the quality of this paper has declined lock step with the decline of cleveland.
Tim Torrence July 19, 2012 at 05:52 PM
I think two reasons contribute to this decline. A) They haven't had competition since the Cleveland Press folded. B) The people who do actually hold a newspaper in their hands are quite literally dying off.
Ben Dover July 20, 2012 at 12:40 AM
They knew a bad alternative when they saw Obama

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