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Political sex scandals

Cory Booker
Newark, N.J., Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker had his Twitter dalliances with a Portland stripper exposed by Buzzfeed, with their privates tweets published for the world to see. But the “scandal” is merely titillation by association. There’s no evidence that Booker, who is single, ever tried to take their relationship beyond the tweets. And Booker’s team has taken the news in stride. “The only mildly surprising thing about this story is the news that there’s a vegan strip club in Portland,” his campaign said. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who left office after a flurry of indiscretions on Twitter were revealed to the public, has admitted to continuing his online pursuits after his departure from Congress. Despite his admission, Weiner will remain in New York City’s ongoing mayoral race.  (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of numerous instances of sexual harassment, running as far back to his stint in Congress to his current office. Deemed “Filthy Filner” by employees, Filner has so far been accused of indiscretions by 13 women. A number of fellow Democrats have called for Filner’s resignation, but he has so far refused to step down. (Greg Bull / Associated Press)
Rep. Mark Sanford
Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revealed an extramarital affair in 2009. State lawmakers rejected impeachment, but recommended a formal rebuke related to state funds he spent for travel related to the affair. He served out the remainder of his second term, which expired in January 2011, and was largely absent from politics before mounting a successful 2013 campaign to represent South Carolina in Congress. (Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press)
CIA Director David Petraeus
David Petraeus submitted his resignation as director of the CIA on November 9, 2012 citing an extramarital affair. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
San Fernando sex scandals
San Fernando City Councilman Mario Hernandez, left, and Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre, middle, were involved in a relationship that turned acrimonious. Mayor Brenda Esqueda, right, was accused of having an affair with a police sergeant. All three were recalled by voters Nov. 6, 2012. (Los Angeles Times)
Former Sen. John Edwards
John Edwards, a Democratic former senator, vice presidential nominee and two-time presidential candidate, has been indicted on charges that he used campaign contributions to hide an extramarital affair. (Steve Exum/Getty)
Former Rep. Christopher Lee
Rep. Christopher Lee (R-N.Y.), who is married, resigned in 2011 after he sent a photo of himself shirtless to a woman through Craigslist. (
Former Rep. Mark Souder
Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) resigned in 2010 after it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with a staffer. (Tom Williams/Getty)
Former Rep. Eric Massa
Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) resigned in 2010 during an ethics investigation into sexual harassment charges involving a male staffer. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)
Former Rep. Vito Fossella
Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) did not seek reelection in 2008 after a drunk driving conviction and revelations of an extramarital affair in which he fathered a child. (Tom Williams/Getty)
Former Rep. Tim Mahoney
Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.) lost his reelection in 2008 after it was revealed that he had put a former mistress on his staff. Mahoney had succeeded GOP Rep. Mark Foley, who resigned two years earlier amid scandal. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey
New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, a Democrat, resigned in 2004 after acknowledging an extramarital affair with another man. (William Bird/Getty)
Former Rep. Charles “Chip” Pickering, Jr.
Rep. Charles “Chip” Pickering Jr. (R-Miss.), left, did not run for reelection in 2008 after he filed for divorce and his wife accused him of an extramarital affair. (Scott J. Ferrell/Gety)
Sen. David Vitter
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) was linked to an escort service scandal in 2007. He acknowledged his misbehavior and was reelected in 2010. (Bill Clark/Getty)
Former Sen. Larry Craig
Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in an airport restroom and was admonished by the Senate Ethics Committee. He resisted calls to resign, but did not seek reelection in 2008. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)
Former Rep. Mark Foley
Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) resigned in 2006 after reports surfaced that he sent sexually explicit email messages to teenage male congressional pages. ()
Jack Ryan
Republican Jack Ryan abandoned his 2004 campaign for a Senate seat in Illinois after allegations in a divorce case that he had taken his wife -- actress Jeri Ryan, whom he divorced in 1999 -- to sex clubs. Barack Obama was elected to the Senate seat. (Scott Olson/Getty)
Former Rep. Gary Condit
Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.) lost his reelection primary in 2002 after it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with intern Chandra Levy, who disappeared in 2001 and was found slain a year later. A Salvadoran immigrant was convicted of killing her. (Stephen J. Boitano / Associated Press)
Former President Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton in the Oval Office in 1994. The president was impeached in 1998 by the U.S. House (and later acquitted by the Senate) for perjury related to a relationship Clinton had with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. (Associated Press)
Former Sen. Gary Hart
Gary Hart, a former Colorado senator, lost his 1988 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination amid revelations he had had an extramarital affair. (Ed Andrieski / Associated Press)
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