Notorious Political Sex Scandals

James E. McGreevey resigned as New Jersey governor in 2004 after admitting to an affair with another man. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
James E. McGreevey James E. McGreevey resigned as New Jersey governor in 2004 after admitting to an affair with another man. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Louisiana Sen. David Vitter was identified in 2007 as a client of “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s escort service. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Sen. David Vitter Louisiana Sen. David Vitter was identified in 2007 as a client of “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s escort service. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A photograph showing Monica Lewinsky meeting then-President Bill Clinton at a White House event submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judiciary committee Sept. 21, 1998. (credit: White House/Getty Images)
Bill Clinton And Monica Lewinsky A photograph showing Monica Lewinsky meeting then-President Bill Clinton at a White House event submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judiciary committee Sept. 21, 1998. (credit: White House/Getty Images)
Congressmen Gary Condit, D-Calif., was thought to be linked to the disappearance of Chandra Ann Levy of Modesto, Calif. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Gary Condit And Chandra Levy Congressmen Gary Condit, D-Calif., was thought to be linked to the disappearance of Chandra Ann Levy of Modesto, Calif. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was revealed to be a client of call girl Ashley Alexandra Dupre. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images/MySpace)
Eliot Spitzer And Ashley Dupre Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was revealed to be a client of call girl Ashley Alexandra Dupre. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images/MySpace)
Former presidential contender John Edwards has admitted to having an affair and fathering a child with Rielle Hunter, to the shock of his wife. (CBS)
John Edwards And Rielle Hunter Former presidential contender John Edwards has admitted to having an affair and fathering a child with Rielle Hunter, to the shock of his wife. (CBS)
Married Kwame Kilpatrick had an affair with Christine Beatty and served time behind bars on charges related to his position as Detroit’s mayor. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Kwame Kilpatrick Married Kwame Kilpatrick had an affair with Christine Beatty and served time behind bars on charges related to his position as Detroit’s mayor. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Police arrested U.S. Sen. Larry Craig at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 11, 2007, for lewd conduct. (credit: CBS/Getty Images)
Larry Craig Police arrested U.S. Sen. Larry Craig at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on June 11, 2007, for lewd conduct. (credit: CBS/Getty Images)
Florida Congressman Mark Foley was accused of having sexually-charged messages with Jordan Edmund, a former congressional page, via AOL Instant Messenger. (credit: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Mark Foley Florida Congressman Mark Foley was accused of having sexually-charged messages with Jordan Edmund, a former congressional page, via AOL Instant Messenger. (credit: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford caused a stir when he admitted to meeting with his “soul mate” in Argentina when he was supposedly to be on government business. His wife was not pleased. (credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)
Mark Sanford South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford caused a stir when he admitted to meeting with his “soul mate” in Argentina when he was supposedly to be on government business. His wife was not pleased. (credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill. (credit: David Ake/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Clarence Thomas And Anita Hill Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill. (credit: David Ake/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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