Donna Rice Hughes (born January 7, 1958) was a figure in the 1987 sex scandal that ended the second presidential campaign of Gary Hart. Events 1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal. 1558 - France takes Calais, the last continental Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A sex scandal is a Scandal involving allegations or information about Embarrassing Sexual activities, such as Adultery, being made public -->The United States presidential election of 1988 featured an open primary for both major parties For the football player see Gary Hart (footballer. Gary Hart (born Gary Warren Hartpence, November 28, 1936 Since the mid-1990s, she has worked as an anti-pornography activist. The term anti-pornography movement is used to describe those who argue that Pornography has a variety of harmful effects such as encouragement of Human trafficking
The daughter of a highway engineer and secretary, Rice lived in Florida, Georgia (in Atlanta), and South Carolina. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. A self-described over-achiever, she began a modeling career at age 13 and worked at getting straight A's in high school while attending church and working in clothing stores. A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising.
Rice graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1980, where she was both an honors student and cheerleader. This article is about the University of South Carolina in Columbia An honors student is a Student recognized for achieving high Grades or high marks in their course work Cheerleading is a Sport that uses organized routines made from elements of Tumbling, Dance, jumps and stunting to direct spectators of events Of her senior year, however, she said: "I began to compromise my Christian values — partying and dating guys who weren't Christians. A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth " 
After graduating college, Rice stopped attending church. She was raped by an older man she was dating, but she was too ashamed to tell anyone. Rape, also referred to as Sexual assault, is an Assault by a person involving Sexual intercourse with or Sexual penetration of another person She says the rape was "the turning point in my life, the catalyst that propelled me further into an unhealthy lifestyle". . After winning the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant, she went to New York City to compete in the national event. The City of New York She did not win, but remained in New York and pursued an acting and modeling career.
In 1982, Rice moved to Miami, where she worked as a television actress, for a pharmaceutical company and for a small marketing business. In March 1987, she met former Senator Gary Hart at a Miami fundraiser. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) 
Soon after meeting Rice, Hart announced his candidacy for President of the United States. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Having put up a surprisingly strong fight in 1984 against the eventual nominee, former Vice President Walter Mondale, he was perceived as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 1988. The United States presidential election of 1984 was a contest between the incumbent President Ronald Reagan, the Republican candidate and former Vice President The Vice President of the United States is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. But rumors quickly began circulating about Hart's infidelity to his wife, leading the candidate to challenge the media to follow him around and saying that anybody who did so would "be very bored. " The day before that dare appeared in The New York Times, two reporters for the Miami Herald observed Rice coming out of Hart's Washington, DC townhouse and published the story on the day the dare appeared in print. The Miami Herald is a daily Newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company headquartered in Downtown Miami Florida. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Hart contended that the reporters had no way of knowing when Rice arrived or what she was doing there, but his popularity still took a major hit, and polls immediately found him 10 points behind Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) is an American Democratic politician former Governor of Massachusetts, and was the Democratic Two days after the story broke, the Herald obtained photographs of Rice sitting in Hart's lap in Bimini aboard a motor yacht called Monkey Business. Bimini (ˈbɪmɨni is a district of the Bahamas composed of a chain of islands A yacht is a recreational boat It designates two rather different classes of Watercraft, sailing and power yachts Monkey Business is a palatial Yacht involved in the demise of Colorado, USA senator Gary Hart 's campaign for President of the United States The National Enquirer published the photographs, and just five days later, Hart dropped out of the race. The National Enquirer (also commonly known as the Enquirer) is an American supermarket tabloid now published by American 
As a result of the scandal, Rice lost her job as a marketing representative for a pharmaceutical company in South Florida.  However other offers flowed in; she refused most, including a Playboy appearance, but worked as a national spokesmodel for No Excuses jeans until Hart's unsuccessful re-entry into the presidential race in December 1987. 
Rice met her future husband, Jack Hughes, on a blind date in 1991, and they married in May 7, 1994. Events 558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) 
From 1994 to 1999, she worked as Communications Director and Vice President of "Enough Is Enough", a nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping pornography, assisting victims, and campaigning "to make the Internet safer for children and families. Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer " In 1999, Rice Hughes was appointed by then-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives Chester Trent Lott Sr (born October 9, 1941) is a former United States Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party ) to a congressional panel.  As of 2005, she is the volunteer president of "Enough is Enough" and has co-written a book entitled Kids Online: Protecting Your Children in Cyberspace (ISBN 0-8007-5672-X). Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.