Report: Edwards will admit to fathering love child

The former senator has previously denied that his mistress' child is his

Published August 13, 2009 10:45PM (EDT)

Even as he admitted to an affair with Rielle Hunter, former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., denied that he's the father of her young daughter. That may be about to change.

The National Enquirer, which has been the leader on the Edwards affair story from the beginning, has already reported that the one-time Democratic vice presidential nominee took a paternity test at Hunter's urging, and that it showed he was the father.

Now, a North Carolina television station, WRAL, reports that Edwards is actually going to admit to paternity at some point in the future. WRAL bases its story on anonymous sources whose relationship to Edwards isn't disclosed. These same sources told the station that "Edwards' public admission could come before the end of the criminal investigation" currently being conducted into the possibility that the former senator used campaign funds as hush money for Hunter.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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