04/04/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Women's Issues Lobby Gave Big To John Edwards Before Sex Scandal

Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards made headlines during his 2008
presidential campaign for gaining the confidence - and the cash -- of women's rights advocates across the country. Now, attention focuses on his new admission of personal transgressions; Edwards fathered a child with his former mistress and campaign videographer.

The women's issues lobby, which consists of individuals and organizations committed to promoting women's rights and interests, contributed $352,000 to Edwards' campaign during the 2008 election cycle, according to a Center for Responsive Politics analysis.

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