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Dem woman drops out of Kansas race over sexual harassment settlement

Andrea Ramsey, who was running for Congress in Kansas, is dropping out. Screengrab of video from Kansas City Star.

A Democratic woman who was running for Congress in Kansas' 3rd district dropped out of the race today after it was revealed a former male employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit about her in 2005. She denies his allegations.

Why it matters: Andrea Ramsey is the first female candidate accused of sexual harassment in a time when these allegations are hitting nearly every industry. And her resignation from the race reflects the zero-tolerance policy the Democratic Party is implementing for such instances and for candidates at every level.