South Carolina Lt. Governor Ken Ard resigned this morning following a longrunning scandal during which he admitted he used his campaign funds to buy iPads and PlayStation 3s, news outlet TalkingPointsMemo reports.

According to the report, Ard spent $3000 on a PlayStation, clothing, iPads, and his wife's cell phone bill. He spent a total of $12,121 in illegal campaign expenditures.

The New York Times reports that Ard made the following statement during a press conference today:

During my campaign, it was my responsibility to make sure things were done correctly. I did not do that. I am deeply sorry and take full responsibility for the entire situation."

On the plus side, at least now he'll have more time to play video games.

South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Resigns After Spending Campaign Money On Playstation, iPads [TPM]


South Carolina Lt. Governor Resigns Amid Criminal Investigation [The New York Times]

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