Surviving a Scandal: Politicians Who Bounced Back

By Michael Tackett And Emma Fidel - 2013-07-08T20:57:46Z

Photograph by Richard Drew/AP Photo

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Comeback Kids

Eliot Spitzer is hardly the first U.S. politician to not let infamy get in the way of a comeback.

With his announcement that he’ll run in the Democratic primary for New York City comptroller five years after a prostitution scandal drove him from the governor’s office, Spitzer joins a long list of Democratic and Republican officials who have turned F. Scott Fitzgerald’s maxim that “there are no second acts in American lives” on its head, Michael Tackett reports.

Left: Spitzer gives a press conference on March 10, 2008.