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.
I’m not. The choice was clear...another vote for Harry or a conservative in the Senate.
I understand your sentiment. I just wish we had had a better candidate. And it would not have taken much to find one.
Thank God Sanford won. I dont even like the guy and I think hes a cretin; but the amount of gloating from brain-dead, Liberal, Stephen Colbert fans would have been through the roof if his sister won.
PTL, yes, yes, yes. The crap from the media and the legislation she would have introduced would have been vomitous.
People here may despise Sanford, and rightfully so, but him winning here is immeasurably better than the alternative.
Uhh...wait a minute. The Senate?
I don't think...
That girl needs a new boyfriend! She is cute too.
you act as if you actually thought spirit was real...
Better the satyr than the statist.
5 of 5 Counties Reporting
Mark Sanford (REP) 54.04%
Elizabeth Colbert Busch (DEM) 41.86%
Elizabeth Colbert Busch (WFM) 3.35%
Eugene Platt (GRN) 0.48%
Write-In (NON) 0.27%
Glad he won — love happens and he is a very humble man. He would get my vote.
I think you have made a very good point with your post.
The last two dAYS MSNBC KNEW she was going too lose so they started the mantra-——this says nothing about National races to come. Before that when she was ahead and they were all giddy it was a BIG race of things to come Nationally. LOL!!!
The same bunch of rats who condemn Sanford defended Slick Willy the rapist against all charges. They are all idiotic fools who imagine that they are smarter than everyone else. As flawed as Sanford is I would still take him over any liberal in the country. At least Sanford is not actively trying to destroy America.
Actually some of the smart conservative money in SC was torn here. Maybe better, since this seat has to run for re election in 2014, flush out Sanford with his baggage. Get a real conservative with no personal baggage, and smoke her in 2014. This district is very conservative no way she could win no way, in 2014. And she would have accomplished NOTHING in under two years. Now you stuck with Sanford, Y’all
Mark is not a loser. He will represent well and be a big asset in congress. I have known him many years and I do not believe he will disappoint.
Those tweets make this outcome even sweeter. You know the dems have to be really sweating 2014 now.
People in 434 other congressional districts have never heard of Mark Sanford, never will, and wouldn’t care less in any case. I’d like to see the Dems try to use Sanford to “nationalize” 2014. Regrettably, even they are not that foolish.
Had Colbert won, the MSM would have played up this “upset” for weeks, declared the House will go to the Dems in 2014, and immeasurably helped Pelosi raise a lot of dough for Dem candidates from coast to coast.
Anybody who thinks that losing this seat would have been a “victory” understands very little about American politics.
Glad he won — love happens and he is a very humble man. He would get my vote.
I hope you’re right.
that is so unbelievably revolting
I think the dirty little secret of Sanfords win, that nobody is talking about, is gun control. I have a feeling their are a LOT of gun owners who normally dont 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.
You said it before I would have, apillar.
Leftist extremists never learn not to fool around with other people's guns.
I hear that. He may be in adulterer but at least he's not related to that sanctimonious ass hat faux conservative Colbert.
Well, at least he'll take that whore to DC where all the other whores are.
The only love here are Sanford's flunkies who love him--and he'll give them a ride to Washington to become leeches and hacks. But maybe he shares that hooker he brought with him from Argentina...
Lemme guess, they’re complaining that he was elected after what he did. These are the same kind if people who kept voting for Kennedy.