Why Condit Is Running Again

THE MISSING INTERN WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO... A Congressman's scandal, a Senator's switch, Cincinnati's riots and stem cells. They were among the big stories until...

Chandra Levy has been missing since May 1. Gary Condit was missing too, at least from the headlines, from Sept. 11 until Dec. 7, when he filed to run again for his congressional seat in California's 18th district in the agriculture-rich Central Valley. Television crews were waiting at the Stanislaus County courthouse, picking up a trail that had been erased from the front page by the terrorist attacks.

He's running, not hiding, calling himself a victim of a "$100 million campaign waged against me by the news media." "It was a tough decision," Condit told TIME. "I just thought, There is...

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