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  • Why Anthony Weiner sinks while Eliot Spitzer soars

    08/19/2013 2:56:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/19/2013 | Gary Bauer
    The most interesting question surrounding the campaigns of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer is not whether they can win. Instead, it is whether their candidacies signal a shift in the values and priorities of voters when it comes to political sex scandals. The main difference between past and current political sex scandals is not the frequency with which they occur, but rather the time it takes to recover from them. In the past, once a politicianís sex scandal was revealed, it often took him (itís almost always him) many years to regain credibility with the public, if he regained it...
  • The Arena of Politics

    07/11/2013 8:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 111, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Donald Trump's tweet Tuesday of this week puts it all in perspective, "@realDonaldTrump: With Spitzer & Anthony Weiner running for office, New York is pervert central! Pathetic." Why are the dually disgraced Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner running for office after engaging in public peccadilloes that would have doubtless persuaded many a lesser man to stay home? Only they know for sure -- their reasoning is probably a bit different than their public pronouncements. They may have been inspired by the recent election of the disgraced former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who won the special election for his state's...
  • Justice Department to monitor South Carolina 1 congressional election Sanford v Colbert-Busch

    05/06/2013 11:03:17 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2013 | Ian Simpson and Harriet McLeod
    Reuters) - The Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday's special election to fill a House of Representatives seat, the department said on Monday. Former South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford is facing Democratic newcomer Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of television political satirist Stephen Colbert, in the First District House race.
  • Dem Candidate Listed Twice on Ballot in South Carolina Special Election

    05/07/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 48 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 9:47 AM, MAY 7, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the Democratic nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District special election, is listed twice on today's ballot. Colbert-Busch is also the nominee of the Working Families party. "She's been nominated by both parties. There's no prohibition in South Carolina against that," explains Chris Whitmire, director of public information and training at the South Carolina State Election Commission. All votes for Colbert-Busch "go to Colbert-Busch," regardless of whether the voter selects the Democratic Busch or the Working Families Busch. But tonight, when the votes are counted, Busch's votes will be separated by party, even if it's the cumulative...
  • (South Carolina - Government Education) Teacher Who Stomped on Flag Receives $85,000 Settlement

    05/07/2013 7:04:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | May 7, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Teacher who stomped on flag receives $85,000 settlement The South Carolina teacher placed on administrative leave after throwing an American flag on the floor and stomping on it was paid $85,000 as part of an out-of-court settlement in a case arising out of that incident. The settlement does not include the salary that Chapin High School English teacher Scott Compton will continue to receive until June 7, according to The State. He continues to get paid although he was placed on leave in January and submitted his resignation on Mar. 27. ďPrior to his resignation, attorneys for Mr. Compton informed...
  • Chapin teacher got $85,000 in flag stomping deal

    05/07/2013 6:04:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    The State.com ^ | May 6 ,2013 | TIM FLACH
    Lexington-Richland 5 paid former Chapin High teacher Scott Compton ‚ąö $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge, part of a settlement that led to his resignation after he stomped on an American flag during a class lesson. The payment is on top of Compton¬ís salary that will be paid through June 7, even though he has been out of the classroom since December. School officials did not provide Compton¬ís salary Monday, but their plan pays teachers with his 12 years¬í experience $43,340 to $59,647 a year. Lexington-Richland 5 taxpayers also will foot the bill for more than $31,500 in attorney fees,...
  • SC 1st District Special Election (Live Thread)

    05/07/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 55 replies
    me ^ | 7 May 2013 | me
    No live thread yet, so I'm starting one. Voted at 2:30 p.m. in Mt Pleasant 19. No line. Poll worker reported 28.3% turnout so far in a precinct that had a 66% turnout in the last major election. Results should be here after the polls close.
  • South Carolina 'Tribal', 'A Cult': Esquire Politics Editor

    05/07/2013 1:51:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5-7-2013 | NB Staff
    Have liberals already conceded defeat in today's South Carolina special election? Though polls show the race a true toss-up, some Democrats are attacking not just Republicans, but smearing the entire state as well. During today's Stephanie Miller Show, guest Charlie Pierce of Esquire Magazine slammed the Palmetto State as "tribal", "a cult" and the ultimate dig, "religious"! From the program: [video] STEPHANIE MILLER (07 May 2013): The cogent point in your headline ďSouth Carolina is still South Carolina. JIM WARD: Ha ha ha ha! STEPHANIE MILLER: Obviously the latest poll had Mark Sanford ahead, right? CHARLIE PIERCE: And you know...
  • South Carolina District 1 Special Election Results

    05/07/2013 4:04:26 PM PDT · by randita · 86 replies
    Mark Sanford (R) vs. Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D). The special election is for the seat occupied by Tim Scott, who was appointed to the Senate to fill Jim DeMint's seat. South Carolina State Electoral Commission
  • Colbert: Sanfordís Win "Scares Me To My Core"

    05/09/2013 12:22:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | May 9,2013 | CBS Charlotte
    CHARLOTTE (CBS Charlotte) Ė Angry about his sisterís congressional election loss to Mark Sanford, Stephen Colbert did the logical thing Ė and declared Sanford his new sister
  • If Democrats Canít Beat a Confessed Adulterer, What Chance Do They Have?

    05/11/2013 2:45:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 9, 2013
    The reason, Republicans say and some Democrats acknowledge, is straightforward. Whatever other circumstances might cloud a race, Republicans can still argue that Democratic candidates will be nothing more than stooges for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Sanford made the point frequently in his own campaign, particularly during the raceís final weeks. Most memorably, he held a mock debate with a cardboard cut-out of the Democratic leader. Even the tawdry details of Sanfordís past failed to make the race about him.
  • The Difference between Mark Sanford and Bill Clinton

    05/09/2013 9:38:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2013 | Selwyn Duke
    With the victory of disgraced former governor Mark Sanford in the recent South Carolina congressional race, there are bound to be those who would equate his supporters with Bill Clinton's. After all, both men were unfaithful to their wives. Both men lied to their constituents about it. And both men had supporters who voted party over principle, didn't they? Not exactly. For sure, there are Republicans imbued with the libertine spirit of the age who, often sexually compromised themselves, can easily justify Sanford's behavior. There are Republicans who buy into the tripe that a politician's "personal life" should have no...
  • SC Election Day: Mika Tries To Stop Scarborough From Mentioning Dem's Anti-Haley Slur

    05/07/2013 5:07:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Election Day in South Carolina, as Republican Mark Sanford seeks to regain his old congressional seat, Mika Brzezinski did her best to stop Joe Scarborough from mentioning an ugly slur that the Chairman of the state's Democratic party had made against Republican Governor Nikki Haley. SC Dem Chairman Dick Harpootlian was caught in controversy this week as he pledged to send Haley--daughter of Indian immigrants--"back to wherever the hell she came from.Ē According to the Morning Joe panel, Harpootlian has apologized for that remark. But Harpootlian has never apologized for his 2012 remark, comparing Haley with Adolf Hitler's mistress...
  • Mark Sanford wins: Democrat clown ďWhatís her nameĒ fails miserably

    05/08/2013 11:06:00 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 35 replies
    May 8, 2013 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The numbers are in and former governor (Iíll leave the phrase ďdisgraced former governorĒ to the sour grapes Democrat media) Mark Sanford beat comedian Steven Colbertís sister. Since she lost there is no need to identify her as anything else because that is what she started as and that is what she remains. Congressman-elect Mark Sanford got 54% and even though Steven Colbertís sisterís name was on two lines and South Carolina allows aggregate vote counting she got 45%. One of the lines Steven Colbertís sister was on was the Working Family Partyís. This is a Communist/George Soros bought and...
  • Meghan McCain vs. Iowahawk: Dare to take a guess?

    05/08/2013 10:15:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 8, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    More at the link!
  • Sanford & The Culture

    05/08/2013 10:00:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/08/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Let me say upfront: I would rather we lived in a society where adultery had a higher social cost. Thatís not to say people shouldnít be forgiving or that there should be no such thing as second chances. But ideally, Iíd like it if things were less loosey-goosey. Cheat on your wife, and maybe you donít get to run for public office anymore. Send junk-tweets to random young women who arenít your wife? Well there goes your dream of becoming mayor. Exploit an intern whose name you can barely remember while youíre the President of the United States, maybe your...
  • Did Rand Paul Win the South Carolina Special Election?

    05/08/2013 5:41:10 AM PDT · by johnatures · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 8, 2013 | John A. Tures
    Media coverage of the South Carolina special election focused upon the candidates, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and the winner, Mark Sanford. Yet the real winner could turn out to be somebody who isnít from South Carolina: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.... ...Anyone who follows presidential politics knows that South Carolina is a key primary state. Ron Paul came up short both times, only getting one percent in the crowded primary captured eventually by Arizona Sen. John McCain with 33 percent in 2008. Four years later, Paul did much better, getting 13 percent of the votes. But Paul finished fourth of four candidates in...
  • Mark Sanford Wins

    05/08/2013 4:22:08 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 81 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/8/2013 | Erick Erickson
    A special good morning to my liberal friends who thought they might win in SC-01, but lost. Now, I know you are in high dudgeons today about the GOP and family values and Mark Sanford. But let's just start with a reality check ó Mark Sanford may have cheated on his wife, but your hero Teddy Kennedy killed a lady. Good morning! Mark Sanford has won the special election in South Carolinaís first congressional district. He was abandoned by much of the South Carolina congressional delegation. He was abandoned by the NRCC and its fundraising. The Democrats outspent him by...
  • Ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wins old House seat back after scandal

    05/07/2013 6:12:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, S.C. Ė Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades. The comeback was complete when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote. Sanford, who turns 53 later this month, has never lost a race in three runs for Congress and two for governor. And he said before the votes were counted Tuesday that if he lost...
  • Sanford Wins

    05/07/2013 5:24:30 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 340 replies
    Cook Report | May 7, 2013 | Dave Wasserman
    Dave Wasserman ‚ÄŹ@Redistrict 5m It's over: Sanford wins. #SC01 Retweeted by Jay Cost and 1 other
  • Justice Department to monitor today's special election in South Carolina

    05/07/2013 6:57:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Today’s the day that voters in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District march to the polling stations and decide whether to elect the disgraced former governor or the comedian’s sister to represent them in the House of Representatives. As if that wasn’t bad enough, now visitors will be coming to town to watch them make this embarrassing choice, and I don’t mean the media: The Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday’s special election to fill a House of Representatives seat, the department said on Monday.Former South Carolina Republican Governor Mark Sanford is facing Democratic newcomer...
  • 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...
  • 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. Sanfordís 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, ďDonít Cry for Me, Argentina.Ē
  • 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 Carolinaís first congressional district. A deeply flawed man, he was the one guy the primary voters knew wouldnít 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 ó even now ó win, the GOP decided it would rather lose than win....
  • Colbert Busch Calls Obamacare ďExtremely ProblematicĒ

    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 ďItís cutting into Medicare benefits and itís having companies lay off their employees because they are worried about the cost of it,Ē 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...
  • 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 ó of course ó the Republican candidateís personal life. Colbert Busch, a senior administrator at Clemson University, described herself as a ďtough independent businesswomanĒ who understood budgets from her time in the private sector. Sanford, the former congressman and governor, positioned himself as a veteran lawmaker with a ďtwenty year track record of trying to do something about the way the government spends.Ē Although South Carolinaís First District is considered GOP-leaning,...
  • 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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ but it won‚Äôt 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‚Äôs campaign manager and top political adviser for...
  • 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"...
  • 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, ďStanding on a sidewalk in front of a folding music stand, pretending to debate a poster with Nancy Pelosiís likeness on it.Ē But thatís 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. Sanfordís attempt to draw attention to his Democratic opponentís reluctance to debate him risked underscoring how his once promising...
  • 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...
  • 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 ó a process that began with his well-publicized 2009 affair but was inflamed, the Washington Post has learned, when one of the Sanfordsí sons met Mark Sanfordís 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Sparks fly in S.C. congressional campaign (Sanford vs. Colbert)

    04/09/2013 5:03:43 PM PDT · by yongin · 20 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | April 9, 2013 | Paul Steinhauser
    With less than a month to go until a high profile special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in South Carolina, things are heating up. Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of satirist and Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert, Tuesday released her first ad of the general election campaign. Her Republican opponent, former Gov. Mark Sanford, whose political career was sidetracked back in 2009 thanks to a well-publicized affair, was quick to respond and criticize Colbert Busch, and he also accepted invitations to four debates between now and the May 7 contest. "I'm Elizabeth Colbert Busch, and as...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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
    ĎMark Sanford Gets ResurrectedĒ ó itís 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 heíll 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 ó the URL for his campaign website is StopSpending.com, and Rick Santorum recently stumped for him ó Sanford has touted his...
  • Santorum vs. Sanford

    03/26/2013 2:36:44 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford is facing a runoff against Curtis Bostic for the GOP nomination for the stateís 1st Congressional District seat, which was vacated when Tim Scott was appointed to the Senate. One would think that Sanfordís infamous abandonment of his post to indulge in a fling with his Argentinian mistress would disqualify him from serious consideration by those who treasure ďfamily valuesĒ or who think using public money for a dalliance isnít the sign of a true fiscal conservative.more...
  • Uh oh: Mark Sanford trails Democrat by two in hypothetical SC-1 match-up

    03/26/2013 2:37:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    The standard disclaimer: Yes, PPP is left-leaning (they're Kos's pollster) so you may, if you're so inclined, conclude that they're trying to depress Republican turnout/boost Democratic turnout in the upcoming special election with these numbers. And now the obligatory footnote: They were pretty darned accurate in last year's presidential polling.I'm skeptical that even a tarnished GOP nominee is vulnerable in a district like SC-1 that has a Partisan Voter Index of R+11 (which is why I thought the general election would be a walkover), but that's what makes this data potentially significant. Is Sanford's image so tarnished that he'd actually...
  • 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 ‚Äúlet‚Äôs change Washington‚ÄĚ 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...
  • South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013 ...

  • Mark Sanfordís 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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äúshe‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôre planning a wedding with the woman you left her for would take things to a Charlie-Crist-ian level of soulless ambition. ‚ÄúHouse of Cards‚ÄĚ would reject it as a plotline on grounds that not even Frank Underwood...
  • 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...
  • 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. ďHeís looking all but certain to do it,Ē 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 Carolinaís 1st Congressional District, a seat being vacated by...
  • Arizona Senators Donít Know Gov. Jan Brewerís Whereabouts

    12/04/2012 3:59:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Arizona Sens. John McCain (R) and Jon Kyl (R) said Tuesday they have no idea where Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) is. ďNo, everybody keeps asking me that,Ē Kyl told The Hill. ďI didnít know she was missing.Ē McCain answered similarly. ďSince I wasnít home last weekend I didnít know about this,Ē McCain told The Hill. ďJon [Kyl] just told me that there was some issue that sheís not around.Ē On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Brewer was taking a week-long out-of-state work trip thatís shrouded in mystery. Her office has refused to disclose her location or the nature of...
  • Jenny Sanford Sides With Herman Cain

    11/05/2011 9:11:36 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11.3.2011 | staff
    Jenny Sanford, ex-wife of disgraced former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, steps into the GOP presidential primary fray with an op-ed Thursday praising Herman Cain. Ms. Sanford says she hopes Mr. Cain will keep fighting for his far-reaching tax overhaul plan even as he fends off what she calls personal allegations enflamed by the media. ďI know this story well,Ē she writes in The (Columbia) State newspaper. ďA Ďfresh faceí appears on the political scene and puts forth new proposals that challenge the status quo and then is attacked viciously on his proposals and then his character.Ē That sounds like...
  • Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford lands job as cable news contributor

    10/22/2011 9:39:32 PM PDT · by martosko · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2011 | Steven Nelson
    Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who left office in disgrace after a highly publicized affair with his Argentine mistress, has joined the Fox News Channel as a paid contributor. Sanford famously told staffers and the press that he was ďhiking the Appalachian trialĒ in June 2009 when he was in fact visiting his mistress, Maria Belen Chapur, in Argentina.
  • Mark Sanford interview with Sean Hannity

    08/05/2011 6:48:45 PM PDT · by nakutny · 19 replies
    The (Charleston) Post & Courier ^ | 8/5/2011 | Yvonne Wenger
    Sanford is being asked the hard questions by Sean Hannity now on Fox. I don't think he's made any progress in his emotional maturity. He wants to talk about economics. Is he looking for a job or testing the waters for another run for office?
  • Fallen Star Sees His Message Rise (Mark Sanford)

    09/26/2010 5:11:18 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-25-10 | VALERIE BAUERLEIN
    As Tea-Party Movement Clamors for Limited Government, Sanford Leaves StageCOLUMBIA, S.C.óLast year, Gov. Mark Sanford chose love over politics. An affair with an Argentine woman buried his immediate prospects for higher office, but the two-term Republican governor said in an interview this week he was content. He is divorced, enjoying high approval ratings and ready to embark on a private life when his second term ends in four months. Mr. Sanford's longtime message of limited government is catching fire with voters across the U.S. But the former presidential prospect is now on the sidelines. "I've had friends say, 'You were...
  • Top 10 what-ifs of the midterm elections

    09/06/2010 2:20:02 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 6 September 2010 | Alexander Burns
    Primary season is all but over. The 2010 candidate field is nearly set. The strongest and most vulnerable members of both parties know who they are. But the campaign didnít have to look like this. Itís not just the big-picture inflection points ó like the White Houseís decision to pursue health care reform or the congressional GOPís lock-step vote against the stimulus ó that have determined the course of the election year. It was also the personal choices or screw-ups of individual candidates. As Labor Day launches the traditional start of the fall general election campaign, hereís POLITICOís look back...