Broward News

In Heat of Presidential Campaign, John Edward Sent Pregnant Mistress and Aide to Hollywood Beach Hotel



In December 2007, when John Edwards was bracing himself for a National Enquirer expose about his affair with Rielle Hunter, hoping it wouldn't cost him a victory at the Iowa caucuses, he sent the woman and an aide to -- of all places -- the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood Beach.

Maybe Hunter herself made that request -- after all, she's spent most of her life in Broward County.

Joining her on that secretive trip was Andrew Young, a former aide who describes in his tell-all book that he pretended to be the child's father as a way of protecting Edwards against scandal. That didn't work, but it sure made for a sweet book deal.

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Thomas Francis