April 4, 2012,
The Arizona Republic reported, "Tucson Rep. Daniel Patterson will keep his House seat, at least for now.
House Republicans effectively killed a mostly Democratic effort to remove Patterson from his seat in the face of an ethics investigation that exposed allegations of domestic violence, outbursts against other lawmakers and staff, marijuana use and offers to a lobbyist to trade sex for a vote.
Patterson, who on Monday changed his party affiliation from Democrat to independent, has denied any wrongdoing. He was not at the House Tuesday. He was in court in Tucson dealing with an order of protection his ex-wife had filed against him."