Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sanford Elected To Congress

Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford has won the special election for his state's first congressional district, vacated when current governor Nikki Haley appointed Tim Scott to the Senate to replace Jim DeMint, who had resigned.  Sanford defeated Democrat candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch by 9 percent.  He had previously served in the House of Representatives from the same district.

Sanford resigned as chairman of the Republican Governors Association after his affair with a woman in Argentina was revealed, but stayed on as governor.  In one episode, he traveled visit her and then tried to explain his absence by claiming to have been hiking on the Appalachian Trail.  In more recent troubles, he faces a court appearance stemming from a complaint by his ex-wife alleging that he trespassed at her home.

Read more about the election at USA Today, the Washington Post, Yahoo News and Fox News.  For some background on Sanford's affair, read more at The Guardian.

1 comment:

  1. The Democrats pushed a liberal candidate in a very Conservative district, spent millions of dollars and still couldn't beat a man scandal in his background.

    Says something about South Carolina.