Steve Scalise cancels fundraiser with JP Parish President Mike Yenni

Congressman Steve Scalise cancels a fundraiser for JP President Mike Yenni.

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., is canceling a fundraiser with Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni because of allegations raised in a WWL-TV report last week.

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Scalise, the House Majority Whip, was scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for Yenni at Drago's restaurant on Oct. 27, but canceled his appearance after WWL-TV reported allegations that Yenni had sent sexually explicit texts to a 17-year-old boy last year.

Scalise's office said it was canceling his involvement in the event because the allegations were "deeply concerning."

(© 2016 WWL)


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