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John Edwards: Former US Senator, North Carolina

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Bio: Johnny Reid “John” Edwards from (born June 10, 1953) is an American politician who served one term as U.S. Senator for North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination through the January primaries. Edwards and his wife split ,  a week after John said, “I am Quinn’s father.  I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves.  I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace….” Read the rest of his statement. In June Elizabeth published a book titled Resilience . She opened up about how she tried to forgive Edwards after first learning of the affair, but struggled to find forgiveness as he continued to lie. Following Edwards admission of fathering the child Elizabeth separated from her husband and intended to file for divorce following the mandatory one year waiting period. On December 7, 2010 she died of metastatic breast cancer at the age of 61.

Transcript of press conference (March 22, 2007). “Former Sen. Edwards Holds a News Conference on Wife’s Health: Breast Cancer Has Returned”. The Washington Post. Retrieved March 25, 2007.

Cowan, Richard (January 27, 2010). “Politician John Edwards and wife separate”. Reuters. Retrieved May 24, 2010.

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  1. Stacy February 1, 2008

    Edwards out of the race made the democrats lose any chance they had at the presidency. America is still t prejudicial to place a woman or black man into office. By eliminating Edwards we just gave McCain the seat!

  2. mbeharry February 10, 2008

    I am seriously saddened to see John leave the race, or at least for the time being. Although, the prospect of Hillary or Obama winning the office will make for a highly interesting election.

  3. stacy February 10, 2008

    What a strategic decision Edwards had not giving his support to either side! Now he has put himself in a great position fr the Vice Presidency! Whatever he ends up doing, I hope he stays strong on his commitment to the fight against poverty! We need the help!

  4. bill w June 27, 2008

    The ‘two America’s’ man who lives in a 28,000 sq ft house. If he was a man of action, he’d act like Jimmy Carter. Sell his opulent home for a modest size and help out the less fortunate with his extreme wealth. He could make a difference. Just a thought.

  5. Stacy B July 27, 2008

    Tammy politicians have never had integrity, they just never had u tube or massive amounts of paparazzi and tabloids to contend with. If JFK had been sleeping with Marlyn Monroe today we would be seeing pics all over the internet. Remember politicians equal shady. What is good is that we have a chance to make hem accountable on sited like this!

  6. cc July 27, 2008

    What an IDIOT! Yet another politician caught in a scandal. He had an affair and has a secret love child? What is wrong with these people? All while his wife is battling a serious illness? What happened to integrity in our politicians? What has our nation become?

  7. KB August 9, 2008

    Wow its amazing when one’s political career can be harmed because he had an affair! Is it any of our business what John Edwards does in the bedroom ? Suddenly America has stopped listening to his war against poverty and all they care about his illegitimate love child! I am sickened by the fact that this is the state our country is in!

  8. Emma August 11, 2008

    What a hypocritical lying cheating scumbag John Edwards is!!!!! and the nerve of him to accept 2007 Father of the Year Award!!!……….he was so nasty to Hillary Clinton and it serves him right for this expose. I always knew that he was not genuine, just conceited and arrogant…….& loves himself more than his own family. Yes the state of the country is in a turmoil, but with leaders like John Edwards we have to pay attention to his integrity and how true would he be to the people who elected him. Bill Clinton went thru aa smimlar sex scandal, what makes John Edwards special that they country should not talk about it. I glad we found out the truth about him.

  9. lin8644 August 12, 2008

    John Edwards makes no sense. If you are going to step out of your marriage do it with someone hot! This just shows how dumb he is!

  10. Kristi August 22, 2008

    Although in most cases, we cannot judge someone’s professional lives using sordid facts from their personal lives, it is hard to deny the lack of values one has to have if they are having an affair. It is a betrayal of trust, loyalty, integrity, and so on, and these are definitely qualities we would want in our politicians. At the same time, he is human, and people do make mistakes.

  11. Henry February 7, 2010

    Thats horrible John! Reports of you punching your wife in the stomach are even more upsetting.


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