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Topic - John Pitney Jr.
The Democratic Party is battling scandals from New York to San Diego and from city hall to Capitol Hill, as the party finds itself on the defensive over embarrassing lapses ranging from sexual misconduct to multiple scandals ensnaring the Obama administration.
"This culture of corruption has more to do with the culture of Washington," said Mr. Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif. "It's a matter of people being in power, and power plus money equals temptation."
Longtime political analyst John Pitney Jr. said the Democrats' woes can be viewed as examples of history repeating itself and how the enticements of Washington's political culture can trip up the party in power.