John Edwards brought former mistress Rielle Hunter on his campaign plane during his four-day presidential announcement tour, reports the Washington Post. Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, did not accompany her husband. A technology blogger invited along on the 2006 trip has published photographs of Hunter, who was working as a videographer for the campaign. Another photo in the National Enquirer shows Edwards and Hunter exchanging enthusiastic smiles on the trip.
The two were having an affair in 2006, Edwards has admitted. "I had no idea that when John Edwards invited me to come along on his plane back in December of 2006 that I would have had a front-row seat to a sex scandal," wrote blogger Robert Scoble, who said he "never saw" the two "behave inappropriately."