A rising liberal star running for Congress in Kansas has dropped out of the race over a 2005 federal lawsuit in which she was accused of sexually harassing a male employee whom she supervised.
Andrea Ramsey, 56, of Leawood, was looking to challenge incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder in 2018 in the Kansas City-area 3rd District but announced in a Facebook post that she would be ending her campaign Friday.
“In its rush to claim the high ground in our roiling national conversation about harassment, the Democratic Party has implemented a zero tolerance standard,” Ramsey said in a statement Friday, announcing her retirement from the race.
Her announcement comes after Gary Funkhouser accused Ramsey — the former executive vice president of human resources at LabOne — of subjecting him to “unwelcome and inappropriate sexual comments and innuendos” in 2004 when he was a LabOne human resources manager, according to the Kansas City Star.
“After I told her I was not interested in having a sexual relationship with her, she stopped talking to me,” Funkhouser wrote in a 2005 lawsuit against her. He alleges that prior to rejecting her advances, Ramsey had said great things about his performance, but that following his refusal of her posturing, she reported poor performance and subsequently fired him. LabOne dismissed the lawsuit in 2006 after mediation.
A woman who had been inspired to seek office after the election of Donald Trump has said she will withdraw from a congressional race following the surfacing of sexual harassment allegations against her.
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