The story

Last year, Sam Adams won a landslide victory against 12 other candidates to become mayor of Portland, Oregon. Now he faces a growing effort to toss him from that office.

It's a stunning change in fortunes for Adams after only 4½ months on the job and despite initial predictions that he -- the first openly gay mayor of a large city -- was a rising figure on the national political stage.

That was before Adams admitted to an affair with an 18-year-old legislative intern, a rumored relationship he had hotly denied during the mayoral campaign and called "sleazy" and a "smear." Read full article »

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