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Spectacular political meltdowns

POSTED: 07:50 AM PDT Oct 24, 2011    UPDATED: 10:32 AM PST Jan 24, 2014 

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges on Friday morning. Take a look at other political meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments.

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A grand jury was convened after George Rep. Cynthia McKinney was stopped by a security guard in a House office building. The officer said she struck him in the chest. She said race played a part in her being stopped. She later apologized on the floor of the House for the incident, but lost her re-election campaign.


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