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Former SC Gov. Sanford eyes US House bid

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who left public life two years ago after mysteriously disappearing to visit his then-mistress in Argentina, is poised to re-enter the political arena.

Acknowledging reports that he is seriously weighing a congressional bid for the seat he once held, Sanford wrote in an email to The Associated Press late Saturday: “To answer your question, yes the accounts are accurate.” Sanford promised “further conversation on all this” later.

The two-term governor was a rising Republican political star before he vanished from South Carolina for five days in 2009. Reporters were told he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, but he later tearfully acknowledged he was visiting Maria Belen Chapur, which he told everyone at news conference announcing his affair. He later called her his soul mate in an interview with AP and the two were engaged earlier this year.




  1. Diann

    December 24th, 2012

    “Who the hell do I have to sleep with to become a Congressman?!!!”

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  2. MM

    December 24th, 2012

    I think he’s fabulous and his little escapade is a resume enhancement if he was a REgressive. So run baby, hell run against Graham.

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  3. Noodengr

    December 24th, 2012

    Could be an interesting campaign slogan ” come hike the trail with your next senator”

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  4. Chris R

    December 24th, 2012

    If this were a main stream media article, it would have an R after his name every time it appeared. Is it too much to hope for that he changed Parties?

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  5. Claudia

    December 24th, 2012

    Sanford, just go back to sleep.

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  6. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 24th, 2012

    Let’s see – lying, cheating, scoundrel, Mark Sanford running against poor agrieved, cheated-upon, Jenny Sanford.

    Hmmmmm, wonder where the sympathy vote goes?

    Take your soul mate and stay out of public office. Go get a real job.

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  7. Joe

    December 24th, 2012

    Professional politician? All together now. I would not vote for a sleezeball like this. Unfaithful in marriage, unfaithful to the voters.

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  8. Rick

    December 24th, 2012

    Joe: Yep.

    Sanford, hope the romp in the hay was worth it.

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