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South Carolina Election: Mark Sanford Wins

Following Mark Sanford’s comfortable 9-point victory over Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the New York Times reports: Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor once so tarnished by a spectacular lie about a love affair that few expected him to recover, is now heading to Congress. Mr. Sanford beat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a Democrat with no previous political experience, The Associated Press said about 90 minutes after polls closed. Mrs. Colbert Busch had […]

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch Listed Twice on Special Election Ballot

Democratic congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert-Busch‘s name will appear twice on the ballot for today’s election in South Carolina’s first district. She has been nominated by both the Democratic Party and the Working Families Party. “She’s been nominated by both parties,” explains Chris Whitmire, a public information director at the South Carolina State Election Commission.”There’s no prohibition in South Carolina against that.” Regardless of which Colbert-Busch button a voter clicks, all […]

Sanford on Argentine Affair: 'There Are Two Sides To Every Story'

Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford took an enormous amount of heat in 2009 for an affair with his Argentine mistress, Maria Belen Chapur, to whom he is currently engaged. The politician famously told his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail after inexplicably disappearing for several days; it was later revealed that he was actually in Buenos Aires visiting Chapur. He and his wife Jenny subsequently filed for divorce. But […]

Down to the Wire in South Carolina

As the special election in South Carolina’s 1st District looms, the once-lopsided race seems to have tightened considerably. Just two weeks ago, a poll had Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert-Busch leading former Republican governor Mark Sanford by a comfortable 9-point margin. Now, with two days left in the campaign, the congressional contenders appear to be in a dead heat. Sanford’s surge has taken many by surprise given his penchant for personal […]