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Santorum vs. Sanford
Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 03/26/2013 2:36:44 PM PDT by God'sgrrl

Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford is facing a runoff against Curtis Bostic for the GOP nomination for the state’s 1st Congressional District seat, which was vacated when Tim Scott was appointed to the Senate. One would think that Sanford’s infamous abandonment of his post to indulge in a fling with his Argentinian mistress would disqualify him from serious consideration by those who treasure “family values” or who think using public money for a dalliance isn’t the sign of a true fiscal conservative.more...

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: bostic; colbert; curtisbostic; elizabethbusch; marksanford; sanford; southcarolina; stephencolbert; timscott
More proof you can no longer tell the difference between establishment republicans and democrats. They are ready to put up a republican "slick-willy like" candidate in Sanford, while back in 1998 they shouted "crucify him" to the democrats.
1 posted on 03/26/2013 2:36:44 PM PDT by God'sgrrl
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To: God'sgrrl
If he wants to remain viable for 2016 (or outside of presidential politics), there could be no bigger boost than helping to bring down a character like Sanford.

Santorum is probably the most active member of the 2012 field.
2 posted on 03/26/2013 2:43:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: God'sgrrl

Is SC an “open primary” state where Democrats get to nominate the Republican candidates they want to run against?

Is anyone looking for a Sanford - Soros money trail?


3 posted on 03/26/2013 2:56:50 PM PDT by pfony1
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To: pfony1

South Carolina is an open primary state. I am unaware of any Soros connection.


4 posted on 03/26/2013 3:18:19 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (Twitter: @TeamSantorumNC)
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To: God'sgrrl

Sanford is a slimy opportunist. Just like most of the politicians.


5 posted on 03/26/2013 3:22:03 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Terry Mross

Sanford would get back in my good graces by going after Gramnesty’s Senate seat.


6 posted on 03/26/2013 3:31:48 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: God'sgrrl; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
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7 posted on 03/26/2013 3:45:11 PM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: upchuck; God'sgrrl

8 posted on 03/26/2013 3:56:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

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9 posted on 03/26/2013 4:00:55 PM PDT by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: mosesdapoet

Rock on, Moses!


10 posted on 03/26/2013 4:10:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: mosesdapoet
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11 posted on 03/26/2013 4:26:12 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (Twitter: @TeamSantorumNC)
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To: upchuck; smoothsailing; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy
Tomorrow! Santorum to Campaign for Curtis Bostic in North Charleston and Summerville

Former Republican presidential candidate and Patriot Voices chairman Rick Santorum will travel to South Carolina on Wednesday, March 27 for two events with Curtis Bostic, candidate for Congress in South Carolina's first congressional district. Earlier today, Senator Santorum and Patriot Voices PAC announced their endorsement of Bostic. LINK
12 posted on 03/26/2013 4:41:40 PM PDT by God'sgrrl (Twitter: @TeamSantorumNC)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“Sanford would get back in my good graces by going after Gramnesty’s Senate seat.”
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If Sanford had a different mistress in every country on the South American continent he would still make a better senator than Lovely Linda Graham.


13 posted on 03/26/2013 5:08:15 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: God'sgrrl

Rick Santorum is still fighting for us!

I think he would have won the presidency if he were the nominee. 4 million conservatives stayed home, rather than vote for moderate Romney.


14 posted on 03/26/2013 5:23:04 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: pfony1

open primaries are the dumbest idea ever


15 posted on 03/26/2013 6:13:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cripplecreek

If Rove et al. keep talking talking down the social issues, Santorum will begin to build a war-chest.


16 posted on 03/27/2013 9:24:39 AM PDT by RobbyS
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To: God'sgrrl; Sun
Rick is a good guy. He was our district's congressman before he won two terms in the U.S. Senate. A lot of Freepers jumped on us last year for supporting him rather than Newt Gingrich.

Now here is Santorum still trying to do the right thing while Newt is nothing more than a Dick Morris wannabe.

17 posted on 03/27/2013 1:31:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: God'sgrrl; upchuck; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg; randita; ...

PPP polls

Sanford leading Bostic 53-40

STEVIE COLBERT’S SISTER leading Sanford in the general 47-45, tied with Bostic.

The left will have an orgasm if they steal this seat. John Stewart will dance an Irish jig and Rachel Maddow will forget she’s gay and start kissing every man she sees.

Step 1 in avoiding doom is not nominating Sanford for Christ sake. Personally I don’t give a crap about his adultery, his idiotic handing of it offends me much more, calling the other woman his soulmate on tv while still claiming he wanted to save his marriage was a real WTF, the man is an idiot. But many people hate him now cause he’s a cheater, like John Edwards. I trolled DU saying hey go easy on Edwards and no one agreed with me, no one. Sanford would be in serious danger of losing this seat. Looks it will be a fight either way. DAMN IT.

All set off by Jim DeMint quitting for no good reason. Maybe Haley should have put a seat warmer in, I hate having to defend our seats in special elections, seats are much more likely to change hands in specials.

Get Palin’s ass in there to stump for Bostic.


18 posted on 03/28/2013 3:43:08 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy
Maybe Haley should have put a seat warmer in, I hate having to defend our seats in special elections, seats are much more likely to change hands in specials.

He couldn't. Governors can appoint Senators when a seat is vacant (17th Amendment, cl. 2), but must call a special election when a House seat is vacant (Constitution, Art. I, sec. 2, cl. 4).

19 posted on 03/28/2013 5:12:11 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
Haley is a she and I mean maybe she should have appointed a seat warmer to the Senate seat instead of Scott.
20 posted on 03/28/2013 6:15:12 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

The ego of some of these screw ups mystifies me. They think they’re so great that their state or the country just can’t live without them. Barf. Why can’t they just go away?


21 posted on 03/28/2013 7:07:10 PM PDT by randita
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Impy.


22 posted on 03/28/2013 9:05:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Impy; God'sgrrl; upchuck; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg; randita

OK, I’ll take the contrarian position: either Sanford or Bostic should beat Colbert’s daughter, but Bostic would have a greater chance of blowing the election.

Coastal South Carolinians are not like those in the High Country—they are first and foremost economic conservatives, and many are turned off by religious conservatism. In 2008, when the SC-01 still included Myrtle Beach but before they added Hilton Head, its religious-conservative incumbent, Henry Brown, came within 2% of losing the seat to a lesbian Democrat. Fortunately Congressman Brown retired in 2010, a year in which the GOP was assured of carrying a district that Republican, and when political rock star Tim Scott, who is popular among both religious conservatives *and* economic conservatives, won the nomination, the seat became safely Republican.

Now it is open again (and, Impy, it is short-sighted and Monday-morning-quarterbacking to object to Gov. Haley appointing Scott to the Senate: it was by far the best decision for the Senate seat, not to mention for the conservative movement and the GOP), and it is actually bit less Republican than it was under its 2002-2010 lines: the McCain vote went from 57% under the old lines to 56% under the new lines. Of course, like everywhere other than heavily black areas, the Obama vote decreased in 2012, which allowed Romney to get 58% in the district, so the Republican base starts off with a clear majority. How many Republicans will stay home or vote for the “moderate” Democrat? And will Democrats turn out in droves to defeat the Republican? It will depend on who our nominee is.

I will predict that Sanford, who represented the district for years and who still is popular among economic conservatives (not to say that he isn’t a social conservative—he just doesn’t emphasize it as much) despite his adultery, will limit Republican defections and win with 53%. Bostic, whose baggage is ideological, not personal (Democrats will depict him as a “fundie” who won’t “support” rape victims and would be “intolerant”), would drive up RAT turnout more and would lose some economic conservatives, but should still win with 52%. And the odds of our nominee saying something stupid and losing the race is exponentially higher if Bostic, not Sanford, is the nominee. So, strange as it sounds, Sanford is our @safer bet.”

And as for what they will do in office, I think both would be terrific congressmen, but that Sanford would be likelier to take the lead in decreasing the size of government and reforming entitlements spending.

So count me as a Santorum supporter who would prefer that Sanford wins the nomination.


23 posted on 03/29/2013 4:29:51 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: God'sgrrl
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24 posted on 03/29/2013 4:46:06 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Impy; BillyBoy; randita; GOPsterinMA; Clemenza

An interesting theory, but my gut (and some of that polling data) tells me they might be better off going with Bostic, precisely because he doesn’t have Sanford’s baggage. I’m not stupid enough to urge a vote against Sanford if he is the nominee, but I believe he is more of a lightning rod for the opposition. Ultimately, I believe this is more personal for Sanford, looking for redemption. That can be a risky and questionable motive for public office, because you’re making it about yourself and not your constituents. Sometimes I can agree with it, and sometimes I can’t. In this instance, I lean against.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 2:44:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I would take a PPP poll on that race with a heaping tablespoon of salt. Besides, IIRC, PPP had Bostic up by 1 and Sanford down 2 or something like that, so not even PPP has Bostic doing much better than Sanford in the general.

Here’s a recent NRO post on the race: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/344299/mark-sanford-taxpayers-choice-congress-deroy-murdock


26 posted on 03/29/2013 5:15:43 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

A forceful argument for Sanford in that piece, indeed. Just as an aside, I do worry we may be stretched a bit too thin in those 6 SC districts. A Dem upset is possible in at least, what, 4 of those ? Drawing a 2nd Black Dem district would convert 6 tenuous districts to 5 safe.


27 posted on 03/29/2013 6:02:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

” I do worry we may be stretched a bit too thin in those 6 SC districts. A Dem upset is possible in at least, what, 4 of those ? Drawing a 2nd Black Dem district would convert 6 tenuous districts to 5 safe.”


I agree 100%. In a 2006/2008-type environment, the RATs could, in theory, pick up SC-01, SC-02, SC-05 and SC-07 to join Clyburn’s SC-06 in a 5-2 RAT delegation. The GOP is still favored in 6 of the 7 CDs, but only the SC-03 and SC-04 can be described as safely GOP. Drawing a second black-majority CD—which, as you may recall, I’ve been advocating for about ten years now—indeed would result in 5 safely GOP districts and 2 safely RAT districts. Let’s just hope that GOP primary voters nominate good candidates with local appeal.


28 posted on 03/29/2013 9:22:57 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; randita

I don’t like it but I would rather concede them a 2nd Black seat rather than worry about several GOP seats falling to White rats who could then be statewide candidates.

I hope you are right about this race and that the former Mrs. Sanford doesn’t stir up a ruckus.


29 posted on 03/31/2013 12:30:26 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy

This article sheds some light on why so many Republicans fear that Bostic is not the right flavor of conservative for Lowcountry voters: he’s a self-described creationist. http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/03/30/2443446/endorsement-game-is-on-in-final.html

Democrats will have a field day with Bostic’s views if he wins the primary, even more so than with the “vulnerable” Sanford, and I could see Bostic losing the general even if he manages to keep his mouth shut for the next few weeks. Voters in Hilton Head and Charleston are not like those in Spartanburg.

I wish that Paul Thurmond had run in the special. While Sanford’s views are perfect for the district—he’s a social conservative and comfortable speaking in religious terms, but they don’t define him, and he’s as solid an economic conservative as they come—his Appalachian Trail incident and press conference makes him susceptible to negative ads. With Paul Thurmond as the GOP nominee, Democrats probably would have given the race no more than perfunctory attention.


30 posted on 04/01/2013 7:30:05 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I imagine if Sanford loses the special, State Sen. Thurmond would be a likely candidate in 2014.


31 posted on 04/01/2013 7:13:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Impy

Yeah, where was Palin? We needed her for this race. Stinkin’ whoremongering filthy SOB Sanford, who will just humiliate us like he humiliated Jenny if he wins. May he lose to the Democrat. I’m just furious that the SC GOP didn’t put a stop to this, or even possibly encouraged it. They’re the ones who give us Pandsie Graham, after all...


32 posted on 04/01/2013 9:19:33 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I will support the Democrat if Sanford wins this nom. I’m absolutely FURIOUS that this has been allowed to happen.


33 posted on 04/01/2013 9:22:15 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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