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SC's Sanford wins GOP primary for old House seat
Associated Depressed ^ | BRUCE SMITH

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 113th; gopprimary; sanford; sc2013
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1 posted on 04/02/2013 5:59:53 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Too bad.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 6:02:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: JohnPDuncan

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.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 6:08:39 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

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.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 6:12:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Are people in SC that dumb? Jeez, they’d probably vote for a total RINO idiot for Senate, even...


5 posted on 04/02/2013 6:13:00 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: JohnPDuncan

What about Tim Scott?


6 posted on 04/02/2013 6:21:55 PM PDT by freds6girlies (many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Mt. 19:30. R.I.P. G & J)
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To: freds6girlies

Geez, Tim Scott is now a US Senator from SC


7 posted on 04/02/2013 6:24:07 PM PDT by bfree (Biden '13)
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To: freds6girlies

Scott’s in the Senate now.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 6:24:35 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: JohnPDuncan

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.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 6:29:16 PM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66

Exactly, so what the heck now does the GOP stand for?


10 posted on 04/02/2013 6:30:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Limited constitutional government.

Sanford’s record is outstanding...


11 posted on 04/02/2013 6:33:13 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: dfwgator

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?


12 posted on 04/02/2013 6:35:39 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: nascarnation
FReepers have mentioned this was an open primary.

That should explain it.

13 posted on 04/02/2013 6:36:42 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
she's there...
14 posted on 04/02/2013 6:43:13 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Another GOP retread/loser, a shame.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 6:46:46 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Sorry to hear it.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 6:47:10 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Ah heck, he'll do well. Doubt the district will go for the Colbert bimbo.

17 posted on 04/02/2013 6:47:52 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: smoothsailing
Disgusting. There must have been a crossover from Dems. Is he bringing his mistress along to Washington?
18 posted on 04/02/2013 6:48:08 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: apocalypto

John Boehner will marry them.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 6:52:23 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

I loved that guy. Now I wouldn’t vote for him to save my life.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 6:52:58 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: apocalypto
Checking around the internet, it seems any registered voter could vote in this primary if they didn't vote in last weeks Democratic runoff.

I don't understand why a primary is run this way. Very stupid, in my opinion.

21 posted on 04/02/2013 6:54:20 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Colbert will win going away.

It’s really a shame. We are steadily slipping back to the 1948-1994 era — when Democrats were able to dominate Congress despite frequent national unpopularity, because the Republican bench was so damn poor.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 6:57:03 PM PDT by only1percent
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To: ScottinVA

I don’t mean to be obtuse but isn’t this all for the same senate seat?


23 posted on 04/02/2013 6:57:44 PM PDT by freds6girlies (many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Mt. 19:30. R.I.P. G & J)
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To: freds6girlies

This is for a House seat, not a Senate seat.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 7:09:38 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: JohnPDuncan

Yeah. I’m a Sanford supporter, now we have to beat Colbert. Congratulations Mark!


25 posted on 04/02/2013 7:10:48 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: bigdaddy45

Thank you for clearing up my misunderstanding.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 7:10:56 PM PDT by freds6girlies (many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Mt. 19:30. R.I.P. G & J)
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To: apocalypto

Actually it’s his fiancé.


27 posted on 04/02/2013 7:14:18 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: Theophilus

Considering that you aren’t even living here means you don’t have to. Obviously we here that know and appreciate our former Governor decided to send him to D.C.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 7:17:08 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: JohnPDuncan

Waiting for the inevitable and disgusting “I’d hit that.” “Not guilty”—I am so upset about this. I think I’ll send some money to Colbert.


29 posted on 04/02/2013 7:17:52 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: apocalypto; JohnPDuncan
Is he bringing his mistress along to Washington?

Could be, she was sure with him tonight for the victory celebration. Like you say, disgusting. (Click on the pics for sources)


36m

My heart aches for the Sanford boys. Painful pic:

30 posted on 04/02/2013 7:18:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: snippy_about_it

“Fiancé” must be Argentine for whore.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 7:18:50 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: snippy_about_it

Does he let you share his puta?


32 posted on 04/02/2013 7:20:55 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: apocalypto; CaptainK; jazusamo; Fiji Hill; bigbob; nascarnation

I won’t argue that some Dems didn’t crossover and vote for Sanford. Unfortunately, the usual blame-game of crossover Dems ruining our primaries just isn’t true in this case. I spoke with quite a few Bible-Believing Christians, RINOs, Greatest Generation aged-folks and plenty of others who thought Sanford was OK to vote for. Tons of excuses and justifications from them and a lot of these folks called for Sanford’s head back in 2009 when everything broke wide open.

I think Colbert-Busch has a good chance of beating Sanford in May.


33 posted on 04/02/2013 7:21:19 PM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: Theophilus

I live he and he became a vile and dirty Clinton type. snippy is not representative. Maybe Sanford share his little black book— anyway, this tea parties is going to try to help that twit Colbert get the seat. Then maybe we can restore #1 to sanity in 2014. It’s not even a whole two years.


34 posted on 04/02/2013 7:23:56 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: JohnPDuncan

This Just In: Encouraged by Sanford’s Win....John Edwards has announced he too plans a political comeback.


35 posted on 04/02/2013 7:25:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: snippy_about_it

Yeah. I’m a Sanford supporter, now we have to beat Colbert. Congratulations Mark!
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I’m not a South Carolinian, so couldn’t vote. But, once he came in 2nd in the primary, I contributed to Bostic’s campaign. So I’m somewhat disappointed—I was worried about Sanford’s electability in what should be a solidly Republican district. But the good news is that Sanford is a constitutional conservative.

Now that he’s won the run-off it’s time for me to throw the meager financial support I can provide behind Sanford. I see that, in addition to his Democrat opponent, Sanford also faces a Green Party candidate and that is GOOD NEWS since it will help split the liberal vote.

Draining liberal & low-information votes from the Democrat to the Green candidate may be needed to compensate for the conservative votes that Sanford will lose because of his affair & divorce. Hell, in addition to the small contribution I’ll be able to afford to give Sanford, maybe I’ll donate a little to the Green candidate also. It’s time to do some internet searching.


36 posted on 04/02/2013 7:31:17 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: JohnPDuncan

Well, it looks like we deserve to lose his seat and Lindsey Graham’s seat.


37 posted on 04/02/2013 7:32:33 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Mamzelle

Does he let you share his puta?
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Now aren’t you the classy one. Have another drink!


38 posted on 04/02/2013 7:33:04 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Theophilus

I live he and he became a vile and dirty Clinton type. snippy is not representative. Maybe Sanford share his little black book— anyway, this tea parties is going to try to help that twit Colbert get the seat. Then maybe we can restore #1 to sanity in 2014. It’s not even a whole two years.


39 posted on 04/02/2013 7:33:07 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: JohnPDuncan

SC is shining up that silver platter to hand the seat to the democrats on.


40 posted on 04/02/2013 7:35:09 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: House Atreides

Hey, is there something wrong with a few filthy lies and wallowing with a hot hoochie mama? I mean, is it classy to have a whoremonger carrying the conservative banner next to his home wrecking paramour ? Be proud of his efforts to support small business, as in the world’s oldest profession? Heck, let’s buy her a tax-exempt public lamppost from which to ply her trade.


41 posted on 04/02/2013 7:37:20 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: only1percent

With all due respect, Sanford will obliterate Colbert. This race was decided tonight. This district voted for Mitt Romney by 19 points. In a non-Presidential election, I suspect Sanford will defeat Colbert by 25-30 points.


42 posted on 04/02/2013 7:43:29 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: dfwgator
good one--and don't forget that Edwards was born in Seneca. We can really produce them.

I think this irony with our new splendid strumpet deserves a song....

We thought mark was striding manly up along the Appalachian Trail

Only to find that really he was sniffing Argentinian Tail

When he should have been next to honest Jennie, faithfully a snorin'

Turns out that governor Mark Sanford had really gone a whorin'

43 posted on 04/02/2013 7:44:27 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mr Fuji

Fine. Rather than be humiliated by that horny old Romeo again, sign me up to elect the silly cow.


44 posted on 04/02/2013 7:46:59 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mr Fuji

Aside from Sanford’s failed marriage, he’s been a great legislator & Governor. He has always supported fiscal restraint and low taxes.


45 posted on 04/02/2013 7:47:53 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: Mr Fuji
When South Carolinians start to vote irrationally, the GOP is in more trouble than I had realized.

In other news, the Daily Kos is thrilled with the Sanford win.

46 posted on 04/02/2013 7:49:50 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Was that lack of physical restraint and low company? He lied to his sate when he lied to his family. He’s a liar, however much his cockmanship may be admired by the “ I’d hit that” crowd.


47 posted on 04/02/2013 7:50:49 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Yes, you’re right, he probably did lie to his wife. People make mistakes. You may recall that other Republican Presidents have been divorced and/or made mistakes in their personal lives as well.


48 posted on 04/02/2013 7:59:30 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin
Yes, you’re right, he probably did lie to his wife. People make mistakes.

A "mistake" is forgetting to carry the 1, while doing addition......What Sanford did was just plain wrong, and he knew it was wrong when he was doing it.

49 posted on 04/02/2013 8:00:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Arec Barrwin
And maybe he can put Maria la Puta to work getting him votes! He's a narcissist of the first water, coming back when so many are pained just too see his self-pitying horn dog face.

His hooker's not loaded like Jennie, and I always wondered how he was making his ends meet. Do you know?

50 posted on 04/02/2013 8:03:39 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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