Connie Schultz Resigns From the Plain Dealer

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Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz resigned from the Plain Dealer today, citing continued issues with potential conflicts of interest regarding her journalistic duties as her husband, Senator Sherrod Brown, runs for re-election.

Schultz, a Pulitzer prize winning scribe who had been with the paper for 18 years, was recently under fire for covering a Tea Party event and a) Not mentioning that Josh Mandel, the prohibitive Republican candidate squaring off against her husband in the next election, was there, and b) Videotaping Mandel's speech.

She used her first column since moving back to the Metro pages to apologize.

After the jump, a portion of her note to colleagues and her readers. Click over to Cleveland.com for the rest.

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