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John Edwards, who made his marriage a central part of his overall message during the 2008 Democratic primaries -- was dealt a political blow Friday after admitting to having an extramarital affair.

In an interview on ABC News "Nightline," Edwards acknowledged the affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter, which began after she was hired to make documentary videos for his campaign, ABC said.

Opinions, however, are mixed on whether he would have a future in politics. Read full article »

CNN's Scott Bronstein, Drew Griffin, Matt Smith and Paul Vercammen contributed to this report.

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