Political Scandals and Comebacks in Black and White

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  • Roads to Redemption
  • Anthony Weiner
  • Eliot Spitzer
  • Mark Sanford
  • Marion Barry
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • Mel Reynolds
  • Willie W. Herenton
  • Charles Rangel

Roads to Redemption

Some might say these politicians are either lucky or have a whole lot of chutzpah and in at least a few cases a bit of both. After reaching various levels of political power, these elected officials seemingly threw it all away because they couldn’t control their sexual urges or keep their hands out of the cookie jar. Here's a review of their scandals and comebacks and one former lawmaker's failure to relaunch. Joyce Jones

(Photos from left: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas, Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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