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Posted on 04/02/2013 5:59:53 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday cleared another hurdle in his bid for a political comeback, defeating a former county council member to win the GOP nomination for a vacant U.S. House seat.
With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Sanford had about 57 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston County Council member. The candidates were vying Tuesday in a GOP runoff in the 1st Congressional District, which covers the south coast.
Sanford will face Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Green Party candidate Eugene Platt in a May special election. She is the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert.
The former three-term congressman and two-term governor saw his political career sidelined four years ago when he disappeared from the state only to return and confess to an extramarital affair with an Argentine woman to whom he is now engaged.
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Who the hell did he run against, PeeWee Herman?? How can he win his job back after running off and leaving office without telling any of his staff? Dammit, if he wins, they ought to make a movie. I can’t freaking believe it.
FReepers have mentioned this was an open primary.
I assume the Dems were out in force to install the candidate they hope to beat in the general election.
Are people in SC that dumb? Jeez, they’d probably vote for a total RINO idiot for Senate, even...
What about Tim Scott?
Geez, Tim Scott is now a US Senator from SC
Scott’s in the Senate now.
GOP... the former “family values” Party. Dude deserted his wife and four sons. Watch his Appalachian adventure press-conference. Total self-absorbed flake. A demonstration of a man with zero character. Same day we hear more GOP-ers embracing the deviancy of homo marriage. The country continues its rapid swirl down the sewer before our eyes.
Exactly, so what the heck now does the GOP stand for?
Limited constitutional government.
Sanford’s record is outstanding...
the GOP should have told this Jack Wagon NO WAY!!!!
I wonder if he wins, the bimbo he ran off to..will she be at all the Senate to-do’s...yeesh, disgusting. the GOP couldn’t find ANYONE ELSE?
That should explain it.
Another GOP retread/loser, a shame.
Sorry to hear it.
Ah heck, he'll do well. Doubt the district will go for the Colbert bimbo.
John Boehner will marry them.
I loved that guy. Now I wouldn’t vote for him to save my life.