Carol Vertz

The Top 10 Most Infamous Campaign Blunders

Posted on September 19 2010 11:00 am

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8. Hart’s untamed heart

Gary Hart narrowly lost the 1984 Democratic primary race to Walter Mondale and became the party’s frontrunner to reclaim the presidency in 1988. But before the primary season started, Hart had to fight off rumors that he was having an extramarital affair, going so far as to challenge the press to follow him around. On the same day he issued the challenge, the Miami Herald reported the scandal – after following him – and model Donna Rice was thrust into the national spotlight. It was later discovered that Hart had spent the night with Rice on a yacht aptly namedMonkey Business. He withdrew from the race a week after the story broke.

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