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Portland Mayor Won't Resign over Affair Exposed by Local Weekly

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Portland Mayor Won't Resign over Affair Exposed by Local Weekly

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The mayor of Portland, Ore., told city commissioners Sunday he will not resign despite calls for him to do so after he admitted he lied and asked a teenager to lie about their sexual relationship.

Mayor Sam Adams publicly apologized this past week for lying early in his campaign about the relationship with an 18-year-old man in 2005.

City Comissioner Randy Leonard told The Associated Press that Adams left him a phone message Sunday morning saying he had decided to remain in office.

Two other commissioners told The Oregonian newspaper that Adams told them so as well.

Adams did not immediately respond to calls from the AP seeking his comment.

Adams met separately with the four city commissioners on Saturday to privately discuss his political future just three weeks after being sworn in.

The scandal has resulted in an investigation by the Oregon attorney general and has divided the city and its gay and lesbian community. But Adams has found strong support to remain, including a Friday rally on his behalf at City Hall that drew more than 400 people. …

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