claytonfrancisconi saidHi guys, Tomorrow I have an opportunity to meet a prostitute for what it seems will be some paid sex. I'm only in my early 20s, and I hope to someday try for congress (I'm working in the right direction), so I was wondering - would having sex with a prostitute constitute as a scandal if I were to run for office someday? What are your thoughts?
If you get arrested, or even just detained and a record made, then yes. That could come back to haunt you. Along with the prostitute going public is he knows your name, or recognizes your image when you enter politics.
The biggest hurdles are when a political party is vetting you, to be on their ticket, and during the campaign, when your opponents will unleash a hoard of private investigators to "research" you.
Once in office you gain a little immunity. Look at US Senator Vitter from Louisiana, who got caught in a prostitution ring. But being a Republican from that State, and having been a champion of Family Values (
), he easily weathered it and got reelected. You may or may not have those advantages when in office yourself.
Therefore I would avoid prostitutes. At least while they remain illegal in most jurisdictions, and make you liable to arrest.