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- In 1978, the New York Representative Fred Richmond was arrested for soliciting sex for a male prostitute - and an underage one at that. While he didn't serve any jail time, he was ordered to psychiatric counseling. The scandal didn't stop his district from re-electing him twice until a drug scandal in 1982 caused him to resign.
- The governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, made headline news when he was implicated in 2008 as a client for a prostitution ring. His meetings with $1k an hour call girls made him a national joke, which lead to his resignation. Despite rumors that he used campaign money to fund his raunchy nights out, prosecutors declined to press charges.
Mike AllenAlberta politician, Mike Allen, made United States news when he was arrested for solicitation of a prostitute while on a business trip in St. Paul. Allen allegedly called an online ad for the chance to spend $200 on two women. Instead he met up with an undercover police officer and was arrested. Allen decided not to resign his political post.
- Before he was an infamous talk show host known mostly for his scandalous guests, Jerry Springer was a city councilman from Cincinnati. During that time, he had scandal of his own including a prostitute in a health club in 1974. When this information was revealed, he resigned from office immediately. That didn't stop him from running unsuccessfully for governor in 1982.
- In 1976, Utah representative Allan Howe was arrested for solicitation of a prostitute. Unfortunately for him, the two women he approached to pay for sex were actually undercover police officer. Howe decided not to resign from office. However, he was no re-elected for another term.
- The Louisiana Democratic representative, Joe Waggonner, in 1976 was arrested in a prostitution sting while in Washington D.C. The arrest didn't stop his constituents from re-electing him that same year. However, just two years later he retired from politics.
- In one of the oldest prostitution scandals in the United States, David I. Walsh was implicated in the 1942 sex scandal after a male brothel was uncovered as a possible front for Nazi spies. While there were many witnesses to his involvement in the brothel, it was never quite clear whether it was a political conspiracy to sully Walsh's reputation and political career. J. Edgar Hoover even released a report claiming there was no proof of the rumor.