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The Year In Scandals

Turning to the 2010 campaigns, there were plenty of scandals to go around. Two of the most notable took place in the California gubernatorial race, where former Gov. Jerry Brown (D) faced off against former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (R). Whitman was plagued by a allegations that her former housekeeper was an illegal immigrant. Whitman was plagued by publicity-seeking attorney Gloria Allred, as Whitman's small post-election settlement with the housekeeper showed there wasn't too much to the original allegations. Brown's campaign hit a road bump as well, when a recording surfaced of someone on his staff calling Whitman a "whore." The recording -- and whether it was Brown who made the remark -- became the focus of the gubernatorial race for days just weeks before Election Day and Brown went into hiding in the run up to a debate. House races weren't without their fair share of scandal, either. The most bizarre was when photos of Ohio Republican contender Rich Iott in a Nazi uniform surfaced. Iott's rather weak defense? "It's purely historical interest in World War II," he told The Atlantic.

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