Eliot Spitzer is running for comptroller of New York City. He’s currently ahead in the polls. In 2008, he was forced to resign as governor of New York State after it was learned he’d repeatedly frequented prostitutes, even violating federal law by transporting one over state lines. He sent money to offshore shell companies to surreptitiously pay for these illegal activities.
Mark Sanford resigned as governor of South Carolina in 2009 after it was revealed he’d disappeared for six days to join his paramour in Argentina. He not only abandoned his post as governor (no one knew where he was), but misappropriated state monies for his own personal use. In May, 2013, despite the initial public outrage at his prior scandalous behavior, Sanford won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to represent South Carolina.