Surviving a Scandal: Politicians Who Bounced Back

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

Photograph by Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Anthony Weiner

Think before you tweet, especially if you’re a congressman from New York. Anthony Weiner resigned in 2011 after admitting he had published lewd photos of himself via Twitter. The photos were intended for women with whom he had “inappropriate” relationships but had never met in person, he said. Weiner is now a leading candidate to replace Michael Bloomberg (the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent of as mayor of New York City, so his comeback ability is still TBD.

Left: Weiner announces his resignation, in Brooklyn, on June 16, 2011.