Being rich can be bad enough for a relationship. Being rich and powerful? It can be a disastrous combination. The political landscape is full of stories of marital infidelity, sordid affairs, and scantily clad skeletons in the closet.
- Anthony Weiner – The disgraced former congressman has been in the news a lot lately over his sexting scandals, having been caught not once, not twice, but now three times in the act of sending sexual text messages, lewd images, and engaging in some pretty racy roleplay. His wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, recently cut him loose.
- Joe Morrissey – You may not recognize the name, but Morrissey is in a commanding lead in Richmond, Virginia’s mayoral race, holding as much as a 12-point lead over his nearest competitor according to recent polls. That would be fine, except the one-time Virginia Delegate resigned in 2014 over a sordid relationship he had with a then 17-year old employee.
- Jeremy Durham – Jeremy Durham is a young representative from Tennessee. Earlier this year he announced his intention to run for reelection. A little later one he was ousted from office after an investigation revealed he had inappropriate sexual interactions with at least 22 different women. The next day he dropped his bid for reelection. Smart choice!
- Keith Vaz – Hardly a household name on this side of the pond, Vaz has been serving as a member of the British Parliament for the better part of the last 30 years. That is, until a tabloid ran a story alleging he engaged in sexual relations with male prostitutes and offered to buy them cocaine. He stepped down shortly after the story broke.
- Robert Bentley – The current Alabama governor is facing an investigation after reports surfaced he engaged in an extramarital affair with a female advisor. The defiant Bentley admitted to having inappropriate conversations but denies an actual affair took place. The investigation into whether or not he should be impeached is ongoing.
- Bill Clinton – No, it’s nothing new. Slick Willy’s appetites have already been well documented with a slew of sex scandals occurring during his time as Governor of Arkansas and most notoriously as President. What makes it to this list are comments made by Virginia Senator Tim Kaine who said that Bill Clinton should have stepped down as president in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, adding “that is an intolerable way to treat women.”