America's Top 53 Political Sex Scandals as reported by Politicker.com
Created by mad14 on May 6, 2008
Last updated: 08/27/10 at 02:39 PM
The Mayor of Detroit faces a possible criminal probe and recall over his relationship with his ex- Chief of Staff that included sexually explicit text messages.
The Democratic Governor is allegedly John #9 in a scandal involving high priced call girls and a prostitution ring. He resigned after just 14 months in office.
Details of an extramarital affair with his current wife helped derail his 2008 campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.
The Republican Senator from Idaho continues to deny he is gay, but decided not to seek re-election after pleading guilty to lewd conduct in an airport men's room.
The Louisiana Republican has until 2010 to rehabilitate himself with voters after being listed as a client of call girl services in Washington and Louisiana.
The Mayor of San Francisco had an affair with the wife of his friend and campaign manager.
The GOP state legislator was arrested for soliciting oral sex from a male undercover policeman. His defense: the cop was a "stocky black guy" and he gave him $20 out of fear.
The former Maryland Public Service Commissioner resigned amidst reports that he solicited prostitutes online while serving in the Legislature.
The Mayor of Los Angeles announced last year that he was leaving his wife and was in a relationship with a TV News reporter who covered him.
The former Governor of New Jersey is currently facing a lawsuit filed by an attorney in his law firm alleging that he sexually harassed her for several years.
The six-term Florida Republican resigned after reports that he sent sexually explicit text messages to a young male House Page.
The anti-gay rights Republican, a former State Senate Majority Leader, allegedly molested two young boys while serving as a law enforcement officer and scoutmaster, and sought to meet men on the Internet.
The married governor resigned after admitting to an affair with another man- his Homeland Security advisor.
The Pennsylvania Republican lost his safe House seat last year after allegations of extramarital affairs and abuse.
The millionaire investment banker's U.S. Senate campaign against Barack Obama ended when his ex-wife, actress Jeri Ryan, alleged that he used to take her to sex clubs and urged that they have sex in public.
As Mayor of Portland, Goldschmidt had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old babysitter.
The West Virginia Democrat did not seek a second term as Governor after disclosure that he had an affair with a state employee.
The Deomcratic Governor had an extramarital affair with a nursing home operator; after she broke it off, the state cited the nursing home with a bunch of violations.
The California Democrat's former Intern, Chandra Levy, was found dead in a Washington, D.C. park, and questions about their relationship - and his poor handling of the media frenzy that followed - led to Condit's defeat.
The Louisiana Republican was set to become Speaker of the House when reports of an extramarital affair forced him to resign from Congress.
The 42nd President of the United States was impeached following a sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. As Governor of Arkansas, he had alleged relationships with Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones.
The Illinois Democrat resigned during his first term after having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old campaign worker. He later went to prison.
The California Republican was arrested for soliciting a prostitute during his first year in Congress. He's now in his 8th term.
New York's top Judge served jail time after making threatening phone calls to his former mistress and mailing a condom to her 16-year-old daughter.
The Oregon Republican, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, had to resign amidst multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
During his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, he was accused of sexual harassment by law professor Anita Hill.
The Virginia Democrats admitted to speding time with former Miss Virginia / Playboy model Tai Collins and to getting a nude massage. He won re-election three years later.
The GOP candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1990 had to quit the race just weeks before Election Day after allegations that he had swum nude with a group of 13-year-old girls during a swim party at his home.
The Ohio Republican served in jail after admitting to a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl.
The Massachusetts Democrat was reprimanded by the House after his partner ran an escort service out of the Congressman's home.
The Washington Democrat didn't seek re-election to the Senate after eight women alleged misconduct that included harassment, sexual assault and rape.
The Colorado Senator was a major candidate for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination, but his campaign ended after being photographed cavorting with Donna Rice on a boat called Monkey Business.
The Massachusetts Democrat was censured by the House for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male House Page. He continued to win re-election.
The Illinois Republican was censured by the House for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female page. He lost his next election.
The Delaware Republican was involved in a scandal involving lobbyist Paula Parkinson trading sex for political influence. Eventually lost re-election.
The Georgia Republican admitted to an extramarital affair with a staffer.
The Maryland Republican lost re-election after being charged with soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy.
The Mississippi Republican was arrested for having oral sex in a House Men's Room. He admitted to a prior arrest for exposing himself to an undercover policeman at the Iowa Jima Memorial.
The New York Democrat was charged with soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy. He was re-elected two years later.
The Utah Democrat was a one-term Congressman after he was arrested for soliciting two prostitutes - actually, both cops - in his home town of Salt Lake City.
The Ohio Democrat, Chairman of the powerful House Administration Committee, put his mistress on the House payroll. He was forced to resign after 28 years in Congress. Comeback: won election to Ohio State Legislature.
Before he was a television celebrity, Springer was a Mayor whose campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Ohio was derailed by reports that he paid for a hooker using a personal check.
The Arkansas Democrat was the powerful House Ways & Means Committee Chairman when he was caught, intoxicated, driving into the Tidal Basin with stripper Fanne Fox.
The Democratic Assemblyman from Hudson County was shot and killed when a prostitute he had solicited tried to rob him, with the help of her pimps.
The Massachusetts Democrat has remained a major national political figure despite the Chappaquiddick incident, where his late brother's 29-year-old ex-staffer, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned when a car Kennedy was driving went off a bridge. Kennedy pleaded guilty leaving the scene of an accident; he received a two month suspended sentence.
Lyndon Johnson's longtime aide was forced to resign after being caught having sex with another man in a YMCA bathroom just before the 1964 presidential election.
America may never know the truth about her relationships with some of the nation's most powerful political leaders, allegedly including President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General/Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Rumors of extramarital affairs - and illegitimate children - didn't stop the GOP from nominating the Senator from Ohio for President in 1920.
After his death at age 100, it was disclosed that the one-time South Carolina segregationist fathered a daughter out of wedlock with the 16-year-old African-American maid who worked in his family home.
The Utah Republican served in the Senate 1896 until his Washington, D.C. mistress shot and killed him in 1897.