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Political wives standing by their men

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, left, listens as his wife, Huma Abedin, speaks during a news conference at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis headquarters in New York. The former congressman says he’s not dropping out of the mayoral race in light of newly revealed sexting with a 22-year-old woman.

 (Kathy Willens / Associated Press)
With wife Silda Wall Spitzer at his side, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announces his resignation from office after revelations that he had been a client of a prostitution ring. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
In 2004, New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, flanked by his wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, and father, Jack, declared himself “a gay American” and said he regretted having an extra-marital affair with a man. In a recent appearance on CNN’s Larry King Live, Dina said she appeared with her husband because she still loved him despite the revelations of infidelity. (Brian Branch-Price / Associated Press)
Earlier this year, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick holds the hands of his wife Carlita as she addresses the city from the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church. Mayor Kilpatrick pleaded for forgiveness from his family and his constituents in an emotional televised speech, his delayed response to recently revealed racy text messages that contradict his sworn testimony that he did not have a physical relationship with a key aide. (WDIV-TV AP/Pool)
Louisiana Sen. David Vitter admitted to “very serious sin” after his phone number was found in a madam’s little black book. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, whose wife hid her face behind oversized sunglasses, spoke of his arrest for soliciting sex from an undercover officer in an airport men’s bathroom. (Troy Maben / Associated Press)

President Clinton walks with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Gore, left, to speak to the media after a private meeting in December 1998. The House of Representatives impeached President Clinton for obstructing justice and lying under oath about his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky.

 (Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)