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Politician dating lobbyist gets angry e-mails

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan received some angry e-mails from members of the public after news broke that he dated a lobbyist for the payday loan industry.

Messages released to The Associated Press on Friday under the state open records law show people expressing disappointment with the relationship as well as calling for him to be removed from his position.

John Casper from Milwaukee wrote on Monday and said he would ask Democrats to expel him, saying "the public trust is not for sale."

Democrats have stood behind Sheridan, who has said he has done nothing inappropriate despite dating lobbyist Shanna Wycoff. A bill to regulate the payday loan industry is expected to be passed out of committee next week.

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