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Anthony Weiner and other pols ruined by sex scandals: A slideshow
Politicians have a knack for crushing their careers by dallying in sex, lies, and, in some cases, videotape
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) Andrew Burton/Getty Images
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ep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is being hounded by calls to resign in the wake of his "Weinergate" sexting scandal, and even if he hangs on to his congressional seat, his long-held dream of becoming mayor of New York City seems dashed for good. But Weiner's no pioneer when it comes to political sex scandals. Inappropriately lustful statesmen have suffered irreparable damage throughout American history. Here are eight.

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