Skip to comments.Ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford wins old House seat back after scandal
Posted on 05/07/2013 6:12:57 PM PDT by servo1969
CHARLESTON, S.C. Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades.
The comeback was complete when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote.
Sanford, who turns 53 later this month, has never lost a race in three runs for Congress and two for governor. And he said before the votes were counted Tuesday that if he lost this race, he wouldn't run for office again.
"I think you can go back in and you can ask for a second chance in a political sense once," he said Tuesday after voting in the special election.
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I can’t wait for tomorrow’s outrage on MSNBC from Clinton fans.
I am sorry to hear this.
I’m glad that we don’t have another BUSCH in politics.
Damned, I’m beginning to sound like a Democrat.
They’ve already written stories about “this doesn’t mean anything for 2014” blah, blah, blah.
But it does, which is why Piglosi poured money into it. This was viewed as a vulnerable seat because of Sanford’s history, and they blew it big time. Pelosi will NOT be taking the House in 2014. No chance.
Classy reactions from Libs.
I was guessing that his victory margin must have been smaller than usual.
Sure enough: “Sanford’s 1st District, slightly reconfigured from the one he held for three terms in the 1990s, is strongly Republican and Mitt Romney took it by 18 points in last year’s presidential race.”
And that’s with a green party candidate presumably syphoning off some votes from the Democrat.
No, this guy is a real loser. But it’s still probably better having him win than having another Democrat elected, from a conservative district.
This is a crushing defeat for the forces of Islamofascist revisionism.
No doubt the Democrats will demand a recount.
Leftwingtards ~ they actually imagined they could win in a conservative district ~ they wasted their money.
I was recently engulfed by the giant space amoeba called the SC 6th Congressional District so I am currently nonrepresented by the certified noncriticizable Congressidiot James Clyburn.
Otherwise I would have voted against the Ms. Col-bair-thing for the spacey lib she is, but I am here to tell you that South Carolina is filled with beautiful women & yet Mark Sanford had to journey clear down under to find some Argie to fulfill his fantasies, like doesn’t he know Evita Peron has been embalsamada for sixty years now?
And Jenny Sanford may be divorced but she has not even begun to wreak her revenge. Her horny ex is now exactly where she wants him.
Maybe there’s hope for John Edwards in North Carolina.
Since “family values” are so ..... yesterday
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“With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote.”
This will really piss off the They Who Walk on Water cult.
Thank God Sanford won. I don’t even like the guy and I think he’s a cretin; but the amount of gloating from brain-dead, Liberal, Stephen Colbert fans would have been through the roof if his sister won.
I think the dirty little secret of Sanford’s win, that nobody is talking about, is gun control. I have a feeling their are a LOT of gun owners who normally don’t even vote, but intend to go out of their way to punish the democrats in 2014, and this was just the first shot across the bow. That is the only way I can explain how a race that was suppose to be a dead heat, is ending up being a 8-10 point blowout.