First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:05 PM ET

This year saw its fair share of shamed local politicians, what with the preponderance of Nazi comparisons at health reform rallies and first cases of Twitter-stalking. As 2010 approaches, the question really is - which politicians permanently ruined their reputations and who will bounce back? Click through the slideshow and decide for yourselves. You can also submit the most outrageous scandals from your neighborhood by clicking participate below.

 
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State Senator Hiram Monserrate, New York

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Democratic State Senator Hiram Monserrate was tried in March 2009 for slashing his girlfriend's face with a bottle, a charge that could have ousted him from office. His girlfriend eventually changed her story and he was acquitted of some charges, but video evidence (ABOVE) of Monserrate dragging her through a lobby sealed a misdemeanor assault charge.
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