SNOHOMISH WASHINGTON NEWSPAPER Wednesday, February 19, 2020   
Snohomish Times News
Home | Business News | County News | Entertainment | Local News | Photo Gallery | Prep Sports | Roads Traffic News | Snohomish News Archive | STSPN.COM

Democrat Sex Scandal

Freds Rivertown Alehouse
Published:08/08/2008 National
Democrat Sex Scandal    Print Snohomish Times    
Democrat Sex Scandal

WASHINGTON (AP)  Former presidential candidate John Edwards, who won nationwide praise and sympathy as he campaigned side by side with his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, admitted in shame Friday he had had an affair with a woman who produced videos as he prepared to launch his campaign.

Acknowledging a sex scandal he had dismissed as "tabloid trash" only last month, Edwards said he had told his wife and family long ago, but "I had hoped that it would never become public."

He denied fathering a daughter, born to the woman with whom he had the affair, and offered to be tested to prove it. A former Edwards campaign staff member professes to be the father.

The former North Carolina senator, who was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2004, confessed to ABC News that he had lied repeatedly about the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter. Hunter's daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter, was born on Feb. 27 this year, and no father's name is given on the birth certificate filed in California.

After the story broke Friday, Edwards released a statement that said, "In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs. I recognized my mistake, and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness. Although I was honest in every painful detail with my family, I did not tell the public."

"I was and am ashamed of my conduct and choices," he said. "With my family, I took responsibility for my actions in 2006, and today I take full responsibility publicly."

Edwards declared his presidential candidacy in December 2006. His wife was at his side that day and campaigned enthusiastically with him and by herself in the months that followed. She announced in March 2007 that her cancer, formerly in remission, had returned and there apparently was no cure.

She and her husband said it was important for the campaign to continue.

Edwards dropped out midway through this year's primaries after it became apparent he could not keep up with front-runners Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. He recently endorsed Obama and has been mentioned as a possible running mate.




Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Youth Solitary Confinement Youth Solitary Confinement
• Studies suggest solitary confinement is psychologically damaging, and can lead teens to suicide.


Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Home-Grown Home-Grown
Lawmakers consider a grow-your-own recreational marijuana bill


Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining Health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining
Report on 2020’s Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America


Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
How to properly amend state constitution How to properly amend state constitution
Income tax advocates reminded how to properly amend state constitution


Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Next Phase of SnoPUD’s Arlington Microgrid Next Phase of SnoPUD’s Arlington Microgrid
Construction on Clean Energy Technology Center recently broke ground



Traffic Conditions Published: 2020-02-10
New B&O Tax surcharge
Published: 2020-02-09
Fatal collision in Everett
Published: 2020-02-07
Transit Expanding Swift
Published: 2020-02-07
Treatment instead of prison
Published: 2020-02-07
Public records for media but not for you?
Published: 2020-02-07
Three people displaced after house fire
Published: 2020-01-14
Executive Appoints Kelly Snyder as Public Works Director

Rairdons Monroe Dodge

Snohomish Sports Network

Advertisement

Live Police Scanner

Snohomish County Sheriff, City of Snohomish,
Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Everett - Police & EMS/Fire


Advertisement

mondotimes
The Worldwide Media Guide

 


SNOHOMISH contact