Timothy Francis Murphy (born September 11, 1952) is an American former politician and psychologist who served as the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district from 2003 until his resignation in 2017. The district included several suburbs south of Pittsburgh. A member of the Republican Party, he also represented the 37th Senate district in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1996 to 2003. Murphy consistently carried the 18th district with at least 58% of the vote, including unopposed re-election bids in 2014 and 2016. In October 2017, it was reported Murphy urged a mistress to have an abortion, despite his strict public anti-abortion stance. This was followed by reports of endemic abuse and harassment in his congressional office. Murphy resigned immediately following these scandals, with his seat claimed by Democrat Conor Lamb in a special election.
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