Candidates backing away from 'rising Republican player' **snort** after domestic dispute involving 2 -- count 'em, 2 -- hookers.
Skoien said he was visiting with two female friends at his home around 1:15 a.m. when, according to police accounts, his wife became enraged and hit him.
Skoien's defense? "Nobody was naked." His wife -- a mother with breast cancer -- has been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and marrying a republitard.