PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Pennsylvania Congressman Pat Meehan has resigned, effective immediately, amid misconduct allegations.

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Earlier, Meehan said he would not run for re-election.

The Delaware County Republican had been the subject of an ethics investigation.

He used $39,000 in taxpayer money to settle a former aide’s sexual harassment complaint.

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Meehan, who is married, called the woman his soulmate.

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The former congressman says he will pay the money back within 30 days.

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Governor Tom Wolf has 10 days to set a date for a special election.