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Edwards admits to affair

Denies he fathered ex-aide's daughter; Political future damaged irreparably, some say

The affair, according to ABC, was with Rielle Hunter, who is in her early 40s. The affair, according to ABC, was with Rielle Hunter, who is in her early 40s. (Extra/Associated Press)
By Scott Helman and Brian Mooney
Globe Staff / August 9, 2008

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Former North Carolina senator John Edwards, a leading Democratic presidential candidate this year and in 2004 who became one of the party's most influential voices, acknowledged yesterday that he had an extramarital affair with a former campaign aide and had lied about it repeatedly. (Full article: 1211 words)

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