The story

It has been a rocky couple of weeks for the Republican Party as high-profile, traditional-values politicians have faced embarrassing sex scandals.

First it was Sen. John Ensign, R-Nevada, who admitted in a news conference two weeks ago to having an affair with a former staffer.

Then, last week, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford trumped Ensign. Read full article »'s Tim Padgett contributed to this report.

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