Admitted to an extramarital affair on August 8, 2008 but denied paternity of the child of his mistress, Rielle Hunter.
Graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Received a law degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998 when he defeated Republican incumbent Lauch Faircloth.
Claims to be the first person in his immediate family to graduate from college.
Wife Elizabeth is suffering from cancer.
Voted for the Iraq War when he was in the Senate before changing his mind when he decided to run for President.
John Edwards (1) Quotes
Edwards: I didn't get to the Senate by accident.
Edwards: I want to be a champion for the people I have fought for all my life.
Edwards: I think an Edwards-Kerry ticket would be powerful.
Edwards: I have grown up in the bright light of America.