(BBC News) Ohio voters are in shock after a top judge boasted of having been "sexually intimate" with "approximately 50 very attractive females".
State Supreme Court Judge Bill O'Neill, who is a Democratic candidate for state governor, made the claim on Facebook on Friday afternoon.
In a follow-up interview he defended his post and a senator who was pictured apparently groping a sleeping woman.
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Ohio Democrats condemned Judge O'Neill's comments.
His post began: "Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males."