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  • Departing SC Rep. Mark Sanford warns of ‘Hitler-like character’ in farewell address

    12/26/2018 2:45:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 93 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | December 26, 2018 | Schuyler Kropf
    U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford’s congressional farewell message is a nearly 4,000-word essay that warns of the growing political decay in the era of President Donald Trump. “I want to be clear and explicit that I am not likening Trump to Hitler, but the forces at play could lead to a future Hitler-like character if we don’t watch out,” he wrote in a Facebook posting Wednesday.
  • [SC-01] Drilling proved to be key in 1st Dist.; Area has strong ties to conservation ... [tr]

    11/18/2018 6:55:57 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 10 replies
    The Post and Courier (Charleston SC) ^ | November 18, 2018 | Chloe Johnson
    In the waning days of her congressional race, Republican Katie Arrington attempted to paint her opponent as a one-issue candidate, concerned only with offshore drilling. The issue, however, is likely one of the main forces that helped Democrat Joe Cunningham turn the 1st Congressional District blue for the first time in four decades. And it may have resonated with an important constituency that Cunningham’s staunch opposition to fossil fuel exploration likely spoke to: conservation-minded conservatives. “It’s a huge group in the 1st District,” said outgoing Rep. Mark Sanford. Sanford, who lost to Trump loyalist Katie Arrington in a primary for...
  • Dem Joe Cunningham turns Sanford open seat blue in South Carolina

    11/07/2018 5:35:08 AM PST · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2018 | Melanie Zanona
    Democrat Joe Cunningham is projected win his bid to represent South Carolina’s 1st district, defeating a candidate closely aligned with President Trump and shifting a ruby red coastal district into Democratic hands for the first time in decades. Cunningham, a former ocean engineer turned lawyer, defeated Republican state Rep. Katie Arrington. The seat opened up this year after Arrington toppled Rep. Mark Sanford, an outspoken Trump critic and member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, in the GOP primary. While Trump carried the Charleston-area district by about 12 points in 2016, Arrington – who ran on a pro-Trump platform –...
  • Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans (LOL!)

    08/18/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 119 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/18/2018
    The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. Whether members of Congress, governors or state party leaders, they are struggling to fit into President Donald Trump's Republican Party. The expanding list of marginalized GOP leaders underscores how thoroughly Mr. Trump has dominated — and changed — the Republican Party in the nearly two years since he...
  • GOP lawmaker renews call for Trump to release tax returns after Putin summit

    07/17/2018 12:56:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) is renewing his call for President Trump to release his tax returns after the president's controversial press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin this week. Sanford told The Washington Post’s Robert Costa on Tuesday that he doesn’t know if Putin has any compromising information on Trump, but said he wants more information about Trump’s finances in light of the president's comments while standing alongside Putin the previous day. Trump's remarks during a joint press conference with Putin in Helsinki were widely panned by U.S. lawmakers, with many Republicans and Democrats condemning his comments siding with Putin's...
  • Katie Arrington, who ousted Rep. Mark Sanford in primary, seriously injured in car crash

    06/23/2018 7:24:58 AM PDT · by G Larry · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Adam Shaw
    Katie Arrington, who ousted incumbent South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford in a Republican congressional primary this month, was seriously injured in a car accident on Friday -- in a wreck that left one person dead. In a statement posted to Facebook, her campaign said that she underwent surgery after she was injured when a driver traveling in the wrong direction hit her vehicle. A friend who was also in the car was seriously injured.
  • GOP candidate who beat Sanford seriously injured in car accident

    06/23/2018 7:54:24 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    GOP candidate Katie Arrington, who defeated incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) in her district’s primary last week, was seriously injured in a two-car accident on Friday night. Arrington’s campaign consultant Michael Mule told The Post and Courier this morning that the candidate is out of surgery and recovering. She will undergo another surgery today and her hospital stay is expected to last two weeks, according to the paper. Arrington was reportedly on her way to Hilton Head, S.C., where she was scheduled to receive an award from a state medical organization, when her vehicle was struck by another car driving...
  • Katie Arrington seriously injured in deadly wrong-way wreck in Charleston County

    06/23/2018 5:17:01 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 88 replies
    ABC News 4 Charleston ^ | 6/23/2018 | ABC News 4
    Lowcountry elected official Katie Arrington is in a local hospital after she and a friend were seriously injured in a deadly wreck in Charleston County late Friday night, authorities say. Arrington, 47, has undergone surgery for treatment of her injuries, and is recovering in a local hospital, spokesman Michael Mule confirms. ... Arrington and her friend, Jacqueline Goff of Louisiana, were traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 17 around 9 p.m. Friday night, when another driver traveling in the wrong direction hit Goff and Arrington's vehicle, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. Goff and Arrington suffered serious injuries requiring hospitalization,...
  • Mark Sanford: Support for Trump is a ‘cancerous growth’ on GOP

    06/15/2018 10:38:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/18 | Justin Wise
    "GOP lawmaker Mark Sanford (S.C.) said the unyielding supporting Republicans are giving President Trump is a "cancerous growth" on the party. Sanford made the comments in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine two days after his defeat in Tuesday's South Carolina primary race. The outgoing congressman addressed public perception that he wasn't loyal enough to Trump and how it helped lead to this week's loss. "It is a cancerous growth," Sanford said. "The basis on which people's frustrations have been built is real and understandable in the way that at times Washington doesn't work for them or their families and...
  • It's Trump's Republican Party now — and woe to any who object

    06/13/2018 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2018 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Mark Sanford blew up his marriage and became a national laughingstock when he sneaked off his job as South Carolina governor for a tryst with his Argentine lover. After he forsook his presidential ambitions and spent time in political purgatory, voters forgave Sanford’s trespass and, in 2013, elected him their representative in Congress. But on Tuesday, Sanford was tossed from office by his Republican constituents for committing a far graver sin: criticizing President Trump. With his bulldozing personality, Trump has transformed the GOP from a party of anti-communist cold warriors to one that coos over North Korea’s communist dictator, from...
  • It's Trump's night as his candidates sweep GOP primaries

    06/13/2018 8:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/13/2018 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump erased all doubts about who owns the Republican Party on Tuesday night as several Trump-backed candidates swept to victory in GOP primaries. Primaries were held in Maine, South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, and North Dakota.  Po-Trump candidates win crucial races.  The most notable among Trump's victories occurred in South Carolina, where former governor and current GOP incumbent Congressman Mark Sanford, a bitter critic of the president, went down to defeat. CBS: In the most dramatic result in primaries across five states Tuesday, Sanford was the second incumbent House Republican to lose a primary this year – and the latest victim of...
  • Scarborough Republican Primary Voters a “Trumpist Cult,” Will Produce “Massive” Dem Wave

    06/13/2018 4:18:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Decrying Mark Sanford’s defeat in his congressional primary race, Joe Scarborough today attacked Republican primary voters and predicted that their devotion to President Trump will have a disastrous impact on the 2018 midterms. Scarborough on Morning Joe: “Primary voters in the Republican party have devolved into a Trumpist cult,/B> . . . What Republicans did last night, and what they are doing, in subservience to Donald Trump, is going to lead to a massive Democratic wave this fall.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Sanford defeated in primary defined by support for Trump

    06/12/2018 9:28:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/18 | Ben Kamisar
    Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) appears to have lost his Tuesday primary, which became a referendum on his criticism of President Trump. State Rep. Katie Arrington, who hammered Sanford as a traitor to President Trump, is projected to win the GOP primary in a victory that may spell the end of Sanford’s long political career in the state. The Associated Press called the race at 12:09 a.m., with Arrington leading Sanford by 51-47 percent margin with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Sanford becomes the second incumbent to lose a reelection primary bid this cycle. Sanford had never lost an election until...
  • Mark Sanford, Deemed Insufficiently Loyal To Trump, Just Lost An Election For The First Time Ever

    06/12/2018 9:25:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 93 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 12, 2018 | Alexis Levinson
    A highly publicized extramarital affair didn’t end Mark Sanford’s political career. Nor did the revelation, less than a month before a 2013 special election for Congress, that he had to go to court because his ex-wife had accused him of trespassing. The National Republican Congressional Committee’s decision to cut off funding to him that year was also not a fatal blow. He won his next elections. Then came Donald Trump. Sanford has been one of the president’s most vocal Republican critics in Congress, and Republican primary voters punished him for it. Sanford lost Tuesday night to Katie Arrington, a state...
  • Mark Sanford fights to survive in SC 1st District congressional results (Sanford Trailing)

    06/12/2018 6:34:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    The State ^ | June 12, 2018 | BRISTOW MARCHAN
    COLUMBIA, SC 9:23 p.m. With 48 percent of the vote in, it's starting to look like Arrington could win the GOP nomination without a runoff. Arrington has 52 percent of the vote to incumbent Mark Sanford's 45 percent, according to the AP.
  • Trump: Mark Sanford MIA and nothing but trouble, better off in Argentina

    06/12/2018 1:53:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | 6/12/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!
  • Never Trump Rep. Mark Sanford Flailing Heading into Primary with Pro-Trump Challenger

    05/28/2018 8:25:18 PM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) is limping into his primary on June 12 against State Rep. Katie Arrington, as Sanford’s repeated public rebukes of President Donald Trump on behalf of the Never Trump movement take center stage in this battle for the ages on the campaign trail in the first in the South presidential primary state. Sanford, who ran to CNN to refuse to endorse President Trump’s re-election in April alongside the staunch Never Trumper, retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and others, is by all accounts struggling heading into the primary just over a couple weeks from now.
  • Hiker of the Appalachian Trail’ lectures cussing senior citizens

    06/16/2017 8:55:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/16/17 | Judi McLeod
    “Put a you-know-what sock in it!’ You would think that Republican Congressman Mark Sanford media-dubbed as “hiker of the Appalachian Trail”, would be the last one to blame President Donald Trump for being “partially to blame” for the severe divide in politics currently plaguing the nation. But you would be wrong. “I would argue that the President is at least in partially—again not in any way totally, but partially to blame for demons that have been unleashed,” Mark Sanford, R-SC, said on MSNBC. (ABC, June 15, 2017)
  • Sanford: Trump partially to blame for heated rhetoric that led to Alexandria shooting

    06/15/2017 7:48:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 127 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2017 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Mark Sanford said Thursday that President Trump was “partially” to blame for some of the hostility in the country that led to the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others this week. “I would argue the president has unleashed, partially, again not in anyway totally, but partially to blame for the demons that have been unleashed,” Mr. Sanford, South Carolina Republican, said on MSNBC.
  • MSNBC Lawmaker: Trump ‘Partially To Blame For Demons’ Action ‘Weird And Different’

    06/15/2017 7:31:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Lawmaker agreed with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski that President Donald Trump’s violent rhetoric was partially to blame for Wednesday’s shooting of two GOP congressmen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYNZsiRBo1U