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Del. Hamilton resigns

Embattled Del. Phil Hamilton, R-Newport News, has resigned from the House of Delegates.

On Nov. 3, Hamilton was defeated in his re-election bid by a newcomer, consumer lawyer Robin Abbott.

Hamilton is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation and a House ethics inquiry.  Hamilton was widely condemned for accepting an education job that he helped fund through his work as a legislator.  E-mails revealed Hamilton was negotiating the terms of his position even while the budget process was underway.

The Daily Press has more details and posts the Hamilton resignation letter .

By Peter Vieth

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