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Republicans pull plug on Mark Sanford
Politico ^ | April 17th, 2013 | Alex Isenstadt

Posted on 04/17/2013 12:02:44 PM PDT by KantianBurke

National Republicans are pulling the plug on Mark Sanford’s suddenly besieged congressional campaign, POLITICO has learned — a potentially fatal blow to the former South Carolina governor’s dramatic comeback bid.

Blindsided by news that Sanford’s ex-wife has accused him of trespassing and concluding he has no plausible path to victory, the National Republican Congressional Committee has decided not to spend more money on Sanford’s behalf ahead of the May 7 special election.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: gop; gopprimary; loser; rnc; sanford; sc2013; toolate
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Blindsided? Knowing that scumbag's history and they're acting surprised? Too late to save the House seat. Epic fail.
1 posted on 04/17/2013 12:02:44 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: KantianBurke

GOOD!


2 posted on 04/17/2013 12:03:44 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: KantianBurke

A few years ago he had a good shot at winning the GOP nomination for president and now he can not even get the support of his own party to win a House seat.

He is the GOP’s John Edwards.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 12:05:24 PM PDT by OKRA2012
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To: US Navy Vet

Good for the GOP. Of course, his transgressions would be resume enhancers if he were a democrat. They would support him if he’d been caught on video having sex with a dead underage goat while accepting a bribe at midnight in the basement of the Chinese Embassy.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 12:06:46 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: KantianBurke

So a democrat will take the seat for a year and a half and then we take it back with a non-selfish, trying to get back into government candidate.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 12:06:56 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: KantianBurke

Now he finally has time to hike the Appalachian Trail.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 12:07:59 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: KantianBurke

Is there any way of putting in a substitute candidate at this point? Hell, even a pot smoking Libertarian who is with conservatives on 80% of other issues is better than a GOP version of John Edwards.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 12:08:08 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: KantianBurke

If he were a RAT he’d be a victim and a hero. That’s the difference between them and us.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 12:08:08 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: henkster

You do realize that he won the GOP primary? What does that say about South Carolina Republicans?


9 posted on 04/17/2013 12:09:01 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Well....They got something right for once.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 12:09:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: KantianBurke

Another “safe” red seat thrown away because of a terminally flawed candidate...


11 posted on 04/17/2013 12:11:17 PM PDT by apillar
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To: KantianBurke

This is the district that launched the career of Tim Scott - WTF happened to the voters down there?


12 posted on 04/17/2013 12:12:17 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: clintonh8r

He was the GOP nominee. That any better??


13 posted on 04/17/2013 12:12:38 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Can anyone vote in the primaries in SC? IOW, maybe REpubs didn’t nominate him.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 12:12:44 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: KantianBurke
I'll send him money if he asks...

we need ALL the pubs we can get, even the flawed ones....

funny how he was supported wildly here until his affair came up, then whammo, the holier than thou conservatives want him tarred and feathered....

we need him...we need him badly even with his sin....

we all sin in some way.....

15 posted on 04/17/2013 12:18:17 PM PDT by cherry
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16 posted on 04/17/2013 12:19:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: KantianBurke

So now Colbert’s sister will be in congress??? What the hell is it with these Al Franken types?


17 posted on 04/17/2013 12:20:07 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: upchuck
Scheiss.
18 posted on 04/17/2013 12:20:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cherry

Well, I agree with your over all sentiment, the Pharisees are out - but there is no reason for him to run again this soon, and above and beyond his affair - the dude was just weird, and his behavoir bizarre - and he’s obviously selfish beyond even the normal politician....


19 posted on 04/17/2013 12:21:10 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: cotton1706

In 2 years, I’m not sure a Republican will be able to win any race in any state. Now that Republicans have decided that the South is evil, why should people there keep voting for them?


20 posted on 04/17/2013 12:21:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: KantianBurke

They should have thought about that beforehand.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 12:22:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PGR88

Bet his Argentinian “soulmate” leaves him now, she wanted to be a political wife.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vigilanteman

We had not one but two chances to send this guy packing during the primaries. The people in my district FAILED to do so!


23 posted on 04/17/2013 12:27:10 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: cherry
No one needs a mentally ill idiot who is a ticking time bomb. If he wins, he will probably do something so damaging, that it could damage the GOP in South Carolina for a generation. Do you really think it will help Republicans when it come out he molested kids or he negotiates an agreement with Ahmadinejad?

I seem to remember Sanford being trashed here before the affair. He was always a tepid conservative, but his wife told him what to do. Now that she is gone he is an out and out leftist. He needed his wife because he has an IQ of about 60 and he's a weirdo who doesn't know how to act like a human being.

24 posted on 04/17/2013 12:27:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe his wife could run for the seat instead, wouldn’t that be delicious?


25 posted on 04/17/2013 12:28:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I meant, “ex-wife”.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 12:28:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: KantianBurke
You do realize that he won the GOP primary? What does that say about South Carolina Republicans?

It says South Carolina "values voters" in the 1st Congressional district are idiots. Sanford not only won the original primary, he went on to win the runoff. This is an R+11 bible belt(ish) district, and this is who they nominate. Can't blame the "establishment" for this one. The people in this district bought Sanford's redemption BS, and now we are likely to lose the seat - to Stephen Colbert's sister of all people.

27 posted on 04/17/2013 12:30:02 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Girlene

Don’t fall for that. Republicans nominated him fair and square. I know many folks who are strong bible-believers, greatest generation folks, pro-military, pro-life and rinos who willing voted for him twice during the primaries. We’re getting exactly what we deserved.


28 posted on 04/17/2013 12:30:06 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: KantianBurke

It says people are idiots. Who knew?


29 posted on 04/17/2013 12:30:52 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Longbow1969

You are dead right! It wasn’t the establishment or liberals crossing over who doomed this district. It was the “values voters” who voted for him twice already and put him in this position.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 12:32:05 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: KantianBurke

Sanford will pull a Charlie Crist or maybe an Arlen Specter. Stay tuned and get the pop corn.


31 posted on 04/17/2013 12:32:49 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s the first district in South Carolina. It’s a republican district. But when a loser chooses to be selfish and not remain in private life, and when the republican electorate vote for him because the establishment shores up his support, the democrat’s going to win. Then we throw that democrat out next November.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 12:33:41 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: KantianBurke

What IF he withdrew from the race and endorsed a write in candidate? I know he won’t do that because he is a selfish a**hole, but if he did, could the GOP keep the seat?


33 posted on 04/17/2013 12:34:23 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: nickcarraway
Now that Republicans have decided that the South is evil, why should people there keep voting for them?

What are you talking about? When did the Republicans decided the "South is evil"?

This can not be blamed on the "establishment". It is not the fault of the national Republican party that the voters in this district, supposedly Southern values voters by the way, decided they wanted to give Mark "appalachian trail" Sanford another chance. For whatever reason, Republican/conservative primary voters are often just truly awful at picking strong candidates. You rarely see Democrats throw away seats like this, but Republicans of all ideological stripes seem to do it regularly.

34 posted on 04/17/2013 12:38:12 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: KantianBurke

“You do realize that he won the GOP primary? What does that say about South Carolina Republicans?”

The same result would happen in virtually every other Congressional District in the country. The candidate with the greatest “name ID” wins.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 12:41:05 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Vigilanteman

I think it’s this guy, Colberts sister, and the third party one is a Green Party guy.


36 posted on 04/17/2013 12:41:12 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versaille on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: KantianBurke

I think Sanford might be just a wee crazy . . .


37 posted on 04/17/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: dfwgator
Maybe his wife could run for the seat instead, wouldn’t that be delicious?

She should have ran last time. Maybe she'll run next time.

38 posted on 04/17/2013 12:42:22 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versaille on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: KantianBurke
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39 posted on 04/17/2013 12:43:55 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: KantianBurke
The NRCC’s move comes hours after Tuesday night’s report by the Associated Press that Sanford’s ex-wife, Jenny Sanford, filed a court complaint accusing him of trespassing at her home in early February – which would be a violation of the terms of their divorce agreement.

Hmmmmmm....there's some weirdness going on here.

Mark Sanford’s ex-wife: He asked me to manage his new campaign for Congress

40 posted on 04/17/2013 12:44:26 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: KantianBurke

Wow — they are right on the ball — and he didn’t even say the word “rape”.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 12:46:39 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: KantianBurke

Well, would you have voted for him in the primary? Apparently the Republicans in his district want(ed) him elected. My point is that the party has essentially (rightly) disowned him because of his behavior, whereas if he were a Democrat his party would (wrongly) support him.


42 posted on 04/17/2013 12:46:47 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: AtlasStalled

All the left has to do is run the video of him crying when caught and talking about how much he loves the mistress and his ‘soul mate’.....over and over and over.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 12:50:28 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Longbow1969

What does it say about the Republicrats that voted for McCain and Romney....the choices were bad and horrendous?


44 posted on 04/17/2013 12:50:35 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: forgotten man

To bad , because Mark is a small govt conservative.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 12:53:43 PM PDT by GamecockD
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To: US Navy Vet

Oh. no! What will Mike Gallagher do? He’s been fawning and excusing for a month!


46 posted on 04/17/2013 1:01:59 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: KantianBurke
You do realize that he won the GOP primary? What does that say about South Carolina Republicans?

It says that they, too, have their share of low-information voters.

47 posted on 04/17/2013 1:04:19 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Slings and Arrows
Scheiss

говно!

48 posted on 04/17/2013 1:07:20 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: PGR88
Wonder how the Argentine "soul mate" is working out?

Actually I don't wonder, I've seen enough of life to know. Even if he marries his "fiancee," it won't be more than a couple of years before the bloom is off the rose. If he wins the congressional seat, maybe they'll stick it out a bit longer.

49 posted on 04/17/2013 1:08:14 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: KantianBurke

Wash Rince and Repeat Prebius needs to go. He’s worse than Michael Steel.


50 posted on 04/17/2013 1:09:58 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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