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  • First on CNN: Mark Sanford plans to run for Congress

    12/20/2012 5:48:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 12/20/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is launching a political comeback that may begin within days. Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat he held almost a decade ago, a Republican source familiar with his thinking told CNN late Thursday. “He’s looking all but certain to do it,” said a former top aide to Sanford, who did not want to be identified while prematurely revealing the plans. A formal announcement will come soon, the source said. Sanford intends to seek the Republican nomination in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, a seat being vacated by...
  • Are you ready for Congressman Mark Sanford?

    01/16/2013 10:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | AllahPundit
    He's been thinking about some sort of political comeback since mid-2011 at least, which is no surprise from a guy who first ran for Congress in his early 30s. In fairness, policy-wise, he's always been extremely good on government spending, something Washington needs now more than ever.Anyone know of any other Congress-eligible Republicans in South Carolina who are extremely good on spending? Between DeMint and Tim Scott, I'm thinking … pretty much all of them are. Oh well: Geraghty: How long have you been thinking about a return to politics?Sanford: This came out of the blue, for all the obvious...
  • Mark Sanford’s ex-wife: He asked me to manage his new campaign for Congress

    03/04/2013 10:06:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2013 | AllahPundit
    When I saw this detail in yesterday’s LAT piece, I had to read it three times before feeling confident enough to post it as a Headline item. I was sure I had misunderstood and that the “she” referred to was someone else. This guy may be a shameless careerist, but asking the spouse you wronged to help get you back into Congress while you’re planning a wedding with the woman you left her for would take things to a Charlie-Crist-ian level of soulless ambition. “House of Cards” would reject it as a plotline on grounds that not even Frank Underwood...
  • South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013 ...

  • Mark Sanford takes plurality in SC special election for congressional seat, now faces runoff

    03/20/2013 10:54:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2013 | AllahPundit
    Nothing says “let’s change Washington” like re-electing a disgraced former Congressman who vowed to serve only three terms before tossing his hat in the ring again this year. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results show Sanford received about 37 percent of the vote in the southern coastal district. It was unclear who he would face in the April 2 GOP runoff.Former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic held a slim lead over state Sen. Larry Grooms for second place. But the margin is so narrow, less than one percent, that it will trigger an automatic recount. Teddy Turner, the son of...
  • Sanford Agonistes (Former South Carolina Governor likely to win Tim Scott's Vacated House Seat)

    04/02/2013 9:44:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    ‘Mark Sanford Gets Resurrected” — it’s the perfect headline for Easter Week. Sanford, the South Carolina congressman-turned-governor who fell from grace (and from office) when he surreptitiously slipped off to Argentina to meet a lover, is back. Polls seem to indicate that he’ll coast to victory in a runoff against Curtis Bostic to fill the House seat Tim Scott vacated when he was appointed to the Senate. Though Bostic has positioned himself as far to the right as possible — the URL for his campaign website is StopSpending.com, and Rick Santorum recently stumped for him — Sanford has touted his...
  • Mark Sanford wins primary; faces Steve Colbert's sister

    04/03/2013 6:53:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/03/2013 | Rick Moran
    Disgraced former Governor Mark Sanford easily won the runoff election for the Republican nomination in South Carolina's First Congressional District. He will face Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Steve Colbert, in the special election next month. From The Hill: The former governor's runoff win seemed likely as of two weeks ago, when he finished more than 20 percentage points ahead of Bostic in the first round of voting. Bostic got off to a slow start in the two-week primary runoff, hampered by a lack of funds, and while he secured some high-profile endorsements, including from former Sen. Rick...
  • Washington Post's Chris Cillizza Calls Mark Sanford 'Turd In Political Punch Bowl'

    04/03/2013 10:35:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I find that the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza usually plays things pretty much down the middle, and subscribe to his Fix email blast. So it came as an unpleasant surprise to find in my inbox a little while ago a Cillizza email, linking to his current Fix column, tthat referred to Mark Sanford as "the turd in the political punch bowl." View the screengrab here.
  • 'Stephen Colbert's sister' represents the worst of American politics

    04/10/2013 8:48:51 AM PDT · by sarcastro · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | April 3, 2013 | Jeb Golinkin
    Name one thing Elizabeth Busch stands for Yesterday, a person asked me what I thought of "Stephen Colbert's sister's" chances of winning "that congressional seat she is running for." I responded that they were decent because her likely opponent (former Gov. Mark Sanford had yet to win his runoff) has a lot of baggage. I paused, then asked why this person cared. "Because I like Stephen Colbert and dislike people that cheat on their wives." Fair enough, I suppose. But as I reflected on the comment, it dawned on me that despite the fact that following politics is literally my...
  • Report: Mark Sanford's ex-wife accuses him of trespassing

    04/16/2013 5:25:13 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16th, 2013 | Cameron Joseph
    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's (R) ex-wife is accusing him of trespassing at her home and the two are due in court two days after his congressional election, according to a report from the Associated Press. According to court documents obtained by the AP, Jenny Sanford, the state's former first lady, caught him leaving her home in early February while using his cell phone as a flashlight and filed a complaint the next day. The couple divorced after he publicly admitted to an extramarital affair in 2009 and, according to their divorce settlement, aren't allowed to enter each other's...
  • National GOP abandons Mark Sanford

    04/18/2013 9:51:28 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2013 | Aaron Blake and Karen Tumulty
    Following revelations that his ex-wife accused him of trespassing on her property earlier this year, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford (R) has lost the support of his national party. The news comes as controversy continues to swirl around Sanford and his personal life — a process that began with his well-publicized 2009 affair but was inflamed, the Washington Post has learned, when one of the Sanfords’ sons met Mark Sanford’s former mistress for the first time the night he won the GOP nomination. The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday took the unusual step of telegraphing that it will...
  • PPP: Elizabeth Colbert Busch takes the lead from Mark Sanford in South Carolina?

    04/22/2013 3:06:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    According to Public Policy Polling, anyway. Granted, polling is especially with a special election, because it’s difficult to really gauge what turnout is going to look like … but it’s kind of starting to look like, if any Republican could somehow possibly manage to lose this deeply crimson seat, Sanford could. PPP’s newest poll on the special election in South Carolina finds Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch expanding her lead to 9 points over Mark Sanford at 50/41. Green Party candidate Eugene Platt polls at 3%.Colbert Busch’s lead is on the rise for several reasons. She has a 51/35 advantage with...
  • Mark Sanford, Anthony Weiner and the Limits of Political Redemption

    04/25/2013 3:14:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    RCP ^ | 04/25/2013 | Scott Conroy
    If Mark Sanford had been asked in the early months of 2009 where he saw himself four years down the line, he probably would not have answered, “Standing on a sidewalk in front of a folding music stand, pretending to debate a poster with Nancy Pelosi’s likeness on it.” But that’s exactly what the former South Carolina governor was up to in Charleston on Wednesday: conducting the stunt as part of an effort to turn around his foundering U.S. House campaign. Sanford’s attempt to draw attention to his Democratic opponent’s reluctance to debate him risked underscoring how his once promising...
  • Petition: Calling on 2nd place GOP candidate in primary to back Mark Sanford and keep SC1 red

    We need help in SC-01. Mark Sanford is running slightly behind Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch thanks to a ton of Nancy Pelosi's money. Now we could debate whether Sanford was the best candidate or not for Republicans but it is what it is. The 2nd place guy, Curtis Bostic, has many supporters pledging to write in his name. Even Bostic's son is encouraging it on his Twitter account. We need to encourage Bostic to do the right thing and discourage his supporters from writing in any name and encourage them to vote for Mark Sanford (even if it's not an "endorsement"...
  • The five strangest moments of Sanford's House campaign

    04/29/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/2013 | By Cameron Joseph
    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's (R) attempted political resurrection has turned the state’s House special election into one of the most unusual races in recent memory.  He's been damaged by personal accusations and peculiar missteps, and responded in ways previously unimagined by political operatives. Senior Republicans believe Sanford could still win in the heavily conservative district on May 7 — but it won’t be easy.  Or pretty.  Here are the five strangest moments of the campaign.1. Sanford asks his ex-wife Jenny Sanford to be his campaign manager Jenny Sanford was her husband’s campaign manager and top political adviser for...
  • Elizabeth Colbert Busch Goes There On Argentine Affair In Debate With Mark Sanford

    04/29/2013 6:58:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    TPM ^ | 04/29/2013 | BENJY SARLIN
    In their first and only debate ahead of a May 7 special election for the House, Mark Sanford (R) and Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) sparred over budgets, guns, and — of course — the Republican candidate’s personal life. Colbert Busch, a senior administrator at Clemson University, described herself as a “tough independent businesswoman” who understood budgets from her time in the private sector. Sanford, the former congressman and governor, positioned himself as a veteran lawmaker with a “twenty year track record of trying to do something about the way the government spends.” Although South Carolina’s First District is considered GOP-leaning,...
  • Colbert Busch Calls Obamacare “Extremely Problematic”

    04/30/2013 7:34:18 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 19 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | April 29, 2013 | Kate Nocera
    Elizabeth Colbert Busch seeks to distance herself from national Democrats “It’s cutting into Medicare benefits and it’s having companies lay off their employees because they are worried about the cost of it,” she said at a debate. Colbert Busch, who is running in a special election against former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford for South Carolina's 1st congressional district, noted while there are some good parts of the health care law, she was troubled by it's cost and the burden it could put on employers. "Obamacare is extremely problematic, it is expensive, it is a $500 billion cost than we...
  • Losing South Carolina (GOP throws Mark Sanford under bus)

    04/30/2013 10:21:37 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 102 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    It is an amazing testament to how bad the other candidates were that Mark Sanford ran away with the race in South Carolina’s first congressional district. A deeply flawed man, he was the one guy the primary voters knew wouldn’t go wobbly in Washington. But they, and I, presumed he was over the issues with his ex-wife. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago we learned things were not settled. The NRCC and GOP abandoned Mark Sanford as a result. In a race the GOP could still — even now — win, the GOP decided it would rather lose than win....
  • Larry Flynt Endorses Mark Sanford

    05/01/2013 10:02:02 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/1/13 | Chris Good
    Key passage: I want to commend the voters of the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina who support Mark Sanford. They have the courage to toss aside lifelong convictions to embrace the sex pioneer of our time. They have rejected the religious teachings of their Bible-thumping preachers and tossed the false sanctity of marriage into the trashcan. Sanford’s fellow pioneers are teaching their children the invaluable lesson that traditional values are nothing more than a scam. These voters are telling the sanctimonious, self-righteous and hypocritical opponents of Mark Sanford, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.”
  • PPP Poll: Mark Sanford has momentum in SC-1

    05/06/2013 6:45:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PPP's final poll of the special election in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District finds a race that's too close to call, with Republican Mark Sanford leading Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch 47-46. The 1 point lead for Sanford represents a 10 point reversal from PPP's poll of the race two weeks ago, when Colbert Busch led by 9 points at 50-41. Sanford has gotten back into the race by nationalizing it and painting Colbert Busch as a liberal. A plurality of voters in the district- 47%- say they think Colbert Busch is a liberal compared to 43% who characterize her as...