Notorious Political Sex Scandals

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)
Condit and 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)
Spitzer and 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)
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)
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)
Now former New York governor David Paterson and his wife Michelle admitted they both had affairs. They made that admission shortly after he was sworn-in to replace Eliot Spitzer, who himself resigned amid a prostitution scandal. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
David Paterson and Michelle Paterson Now former New York governor David Paterson and his wife Michelle admitted they both had affairs. They made that admission shortly after he was sworn-in to replace Eliot Spitzer, who himself resigned amid a prostitution scandal. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Berlusconi is emboiled in a massive scandal that includes allegations of paying an underage girl for sex. (Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Berlusconi is emboiled in a massive scandal that includes allegations of paying an underage girl for sex. (Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
Both are rumored to have had extramarital affairs. (Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Both are rumored to have had extramarital affairs. (Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
The married Lee abruptly resigned after it turned out he had sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist. (AP Photo/David Duprey, AP Photo/Gawker)
Rep. Christopher Lee (R-New York) The married Lee abruptly resigned after it turned out he had sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist. (AP Photo/David Duprey, AP Photo/Gawker)
Duvall was caught on tape bragging about sexual affairs with two women, one of whom was a lobbyist for an energy company. At the time, Duvall was vice chair of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee, where he authored 20 bills, one on electricity rates. The 54-year-old married father of two, said his only offense "was engaging in inappropriate storytelling." He said resigned so he would not distract the Legislature.
Michael Duvall, California Assemblyman from Orange County Duvall was caught on tape bragging about sexual affairs with two women, one of whom was a lobbyist for an energy company. At the time, Duvall was vice chair of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee, where he authored 20 bills, one on electricity rates. The 54-year-old married father of two, said his only offense "was engaging in inappropriate storytelling." He said resigned so he would not distract the Legislature.
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. (Photo via AP)
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. (Photo via AP)
Maria Shriver And Arnold Schwarzengger
Maria Shriver And Arnold Schwarzengger
Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced May 9 that they were separating after 25 years of marriage. The former governor acknowledged Monday that he fathered a child with a member of the couple’s household staff ten years ago. The child was born before Schwarzenegger began his seven-year stint as governor of California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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