WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is admitting to an extramarital affair but denies fathering the woman's daughter. Edwards tells ABC News that he lied repeatedly about the affair with a 42-year-old woman but says that he didn't love her. He says he has not taken a paternity test but knows he isn't the father because of the timing of the affair and the birth. ABC says a former Edwards campaign staffer claims he is the father, not Edwards. Edwards was a top contender for the Democratic nomination for president. He placed second in the Iowa caucuses last January but dropped out of the race a few weeks later. Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2004. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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