Ex-Aide Says Edwards Fathered Mistress Child

A man who once claimed he fathered the child of John Edwards' mistress now says in a book proposal that the former presidential candidate is the baby's father.

The New York Times reported Saturday that Edwards asked his campaign finance chairman to hide the paternity of Rielle Hunter's child.

The claims are in a book proposal by former Edwards aide Andrew Young.

The newspaper reports Young wrote that Edwards told Hunter they would marry after Edwards' wife died. His wife, Elizabeth, has cancer.

Edwards has denied he fathered the child. He has acknowledged federal investigators are looking into his campaign funds.

Hunter's attorney and a spokeswoman for Edwards each declined comment Saturday. A lawyer for Young did not immediately return messages.

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  • by PHONEJACK Location: G-VEGAS on Sep 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM
    The dna test will prove that he is lieing
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Sep 21, 2009 at 07:19 AM
    Just plain white trash. Politics does not matter.
  • by McArthur Park on Sep 20, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    Is the Andrew Young in these articles that paragon of virtue from Georgia? Tell me it is not so!!(Please note the hint of sarcasm here)!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 20, 2009 at 03:05 PM
    Posters, how do you think you can get qualified to be in Obamas cabinet? You have to be a democrat liberal, womanizer, don't pay taxes, lie every chance you get, cover it up with another lie, lie about you income.....qualifications man!
  • by PUREBREAD on Sep 20, 2009 at 02:13 PM
    First of all while e was trying to run for a presidential canidate the woman said that the child could not possibly be his. Now how long did it take to say it is.This is just stupid she was hoping to get money and I can Assure you she did.She got money while he was runnig for presidential canidate and she will continue to get money to take care of this child.It will probably be the tax payers to pay for this child that was born out of DEMOCRATIC WEDLOCK.LET A REPUBLICAN DO THIS AND SEE WHAT HAPPERNS!
  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Sep 20, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    I have never been able to stand this man. He looks like a crook. I feel for is family. I know it has to be even more embarassing going through this, especially in the publie eye.
  • by Devil Dog Location: Greenville on Sep 20, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    To AZ....The person who outed EDWARDS now says, EDWARDS promised his girlfriend that once his wife dies he would marry her. Good grief what a horrible nitwit.
  • by Aunt B Location: greenville on Sep 20, 2009 at 09:18 AM
    What a jerk!
  • by Anonymous Location: Belhaven on Sep 20, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    I can say one thing DEMOCRAT!!!!!
  • by lou Location: washingtondirt on Sep 20, 2009 at 05:16 AM
    dirty scum not only to lie about the affair then to lie about being the father to this child men like you are sick and YES theres a lot of other men like you
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