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Surviving a Scandal: Politicians Who Bounced Back

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

Photograph by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

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Trent Lott

Trent Lott, the Republican Senator from Mississippi, stepped down as majority leader in 2002 after praising Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina on his 100th birthday. Lott said that if the country had followed the lead of Thurmond, who ran for president in 1948 as a member of the States’ Rights Party, which favored segregation, “we wouldn’t have had all these problems over the years.” Four years later, Lott regained a leadership position before retiring from office to become a lobbyist.

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