Political Scandals and Comebacks in Black and White

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

Mel Reynolds

Mel Reynolds resigned from Congress in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape. Ironically, the scandal created an opening for Jackson to fill his seat. Reynolds tried to return the favor after Jackson's forced resignation, but voters weren't interested.

(Photo: AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)

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