Posted on Sat, Aug. 09, 2008
Edwards booster admits making payments to woman
Ames Alexander | Charlotte Observer
last updated: August 09, 2008 09:38:26 AM
One of John Edwards' largest fundraisers says he made payments to Rielle Hunter, the women with whom Edwards acknowledged he had an affair, but maintains that the former presidential candidate wasn't aware of his involvement.
Fred Baron, a prominent Texas trial lawyer who served as finance chairman of Edwards' two presidential campaigns, told The Dallas Morning News he paid money to Hunter to move from North Carolina to another location.
He told the Dallas newspaper that Hunter and Andrew Young, a former campaign aide who has claimed paternity of Hunter's child, were being followed by tabloid reporters who believed Edwards had fathered her child.