Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2008

Edward J. Gurney

Years in Senate: 1969-74
Party: Republican
State: Florida

A strong Nixon supporter, Gurney served on the Senate committee that investigated the Watergate scandal but was later indicted in 1974 for lying to a grand jury and for bribery in a case involving influence-peddling. He chose not to run for re-election in '74, though he was eventually acquitted of all charges.

James Downie and Baird Kellogg