Newark, N.J., Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker had his Twitter dalliances with a Portland stripper exposed by Buzzfeed, with their privates tweets published for the world to see. But the “scandal” is merely titillation by association. There’s no evidence that Booker, who is single, ever tried to take their relationship beyond the tweets. And Booker’s team has taken the news in stride. “The only mildly surprising thing about this story is the news that there’s a vegan strip club in Portland,” his campaign said. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who left office after a flurry of indiscretions on Twitter were revealed to the public, has admitted to continuing his online pursuits after his departure from Congress. Despite his admission, Weiner will remain in New York City’s ongoing mayoral race.  (John Minchillo / Associated Press)

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of numerous instances of sexual harassment, running as far back to his stint in Congress to his current office. Deemed “Filthy Filner” by employees, Filner has so far been accused of indiscretions by 13 women. A number of fellow Democrats have called for Filner’s resignation, but he has so far refused to step down. (Greg Bull / Associated Press)

Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revealed an extramarital affair in 2009. State lawmakers rejected impeachment, but recommended a formal rebuke related to state funds he spent for travel related to the affair. He served out the remainder of his second term, which expired in January 2011, and was largely absent from politics before mounting a successful 2013 campaign to represent South Carolina in Congress. (Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press)

David Petraeus submitted his resignation as director of the CIA on November 9, 2012 citing an extramarital affair. (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)

San Fernando City Councilman Mario Hernandez, left, and Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre, middle, were involved in a relationship that turned acrimonious. Mayor Brenda Esqueda, right, was accused of having an affair with a police sergeant. All three were recalled by voters Nov. 6, 2012. (Los Angeles Times)

John Edwards, a Democratic former senator, vice presidential nominee and two-time presidential candidate, has been indicted on charges that he used campaign contributions to hide an extramarital affair. (Steve Exum/Getty)

Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.) resigned in 2010 after it was revealed he had an extramarital affair with a staffer. (Tom Williams/Getty)

Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) resigned in 2010 during an ethics investigation into sexual harassment charges involving a male staffer. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Rep. Vito Fossella (R-N.Y.) did not seek reelection in 2008 after a drunk driving conviction and revelations of an extramarital affair in which he fathered a child. (Tom Williams/Getty)