Former Gov. Mark Sanford Plans Run for Congress …But May Face Former Wife in Primary

Disgraced former Republican Governor Mark Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat he held almost a decade ago. Sanford left office after admitting to an affair with a woman from Argentina in 2009.

It won’t be an easy run for the former governor. Sanford could possibly face his former wife in the Republican primary.
The Politico reported:

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is poised to launch a congressional bid, CNN reports.

Sanford is planning to launch a bid for the seat that GOP Rep. Tim Scott is vacating to fill Jim DeMint’s Senate seat. Sanford held the seat, which encompasses the Charleston and Hilton Head areas, between 1995 and 2001 before becoming governor.

A campaign would mark something of a comeback bid for Sanford, whose political ambitions dimmed after it was revealed that he had engaged in an extramarital affair.

Sanford could face competition, however. Among the potential candidates are state House Majority Whip Jimmy Merrill, state Rep. Chip Limehouse and state Sens. Larry Grooms and Chip Campsen. Jenny Sanford, Mark Sanford’s ex-wife, had also been mentioned as a prospective candidate.

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  • sybilll

    2 words. Go.Away.

  • valerie

    Oh, run, Jenny, run! You, at least, know how to think with your brain.

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  • CT

    This jackass has forfeited all claim to hold an elective office, go away fool.

  • WarEagle82

    I hope the good people of the Palmetto State have more sense than to elect this degenerate. I REALLY hope so…

  • bg



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    haven’t checked it all out as yet,
    there’s oodles of info available..


  • Remco Kimber

    But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

    Matthew 24:36;

    So as to the Mayan December 21, RELAX ALREADY !!!

  • Mac in NM


  • USMC Thomas

    South Carolina deserves better.

  • shadow

    #6 BG

    Did you miss the part that says, “Ask yourself if you really want to be on Ashcroft’s list.

    This was written by someone on the left who had the same paranoid delusions when Bush was in office that you seem to be experiencing now.

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  • Mad Hatter

    Great, just what we need. This man has no shame, he would be the perfect Democrat.

  • Go away, Sanford. The game is over. We don’t want no stinking career RINOs from now on.

  • donh

    I hope he wins….So the man was married and stumbled upon TRUE LOVE…..Are Republicans a party or a cold religious order that forbids members a private life ? Men and women who go through divorce are disqualified from Republican office ? Sanford’s affair distinguishes itself from the typical political sleeeze because Mark fell MADLY in love with his mistress . They are MARRIED and he can return to office as a man of commitment deeply in love with his wife. …His life is an epic tale of ROMANCE…>

  • GotFreedom

    Wished we lived in SC. . .we’d definitely vote for Jenny. . .throughout what had to be a very public and painful time for her and her children, she remained dignified and we need many many more folks with character to hold public office, not more characters who think they deserve to be in office!

    Please SC, reject Gov. Sanford just like he rejected his marriage and his family!

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  • Lily

    ….throughout what had to be a very public and painful time for her and her children, she remained dignified

    That’s nice, but not really a qualification for congress. Do you even know what her views on government are?

    I’m sorry, but I’m tired of emotionalism in voting.

  • Time

    You Go Mark !!!!! Your infidelity is in the past. It has no bearing on what you are capable of doing in Congress, for this once great Nation. We need you Mark and we need you yesterday. You tripped up a bit, but what I admired in you. You never once cowered, not once denied and you came front and centered to the podium and spoke from your heart. Spilling your soul to the American people of your state and the nation. That showed me you were real, you connected to us. This lets me know you are a true man and you come from the heart. It is sad you life did not work out with your marriage but we all must understand that we cannot stay when all is lost. It hurts everyone involved. The truth will always be the best way to go, it heals the wound, where lies never heals. So I say, thank you. I always liked you, you were my favorite, from SC. When you left. I was saddened. Welcome back.. We need you !!! Good Luck..God Speed…..

  • Rhonda

    He was governor of the state, possible presidential candidate, beautiful wife and sons, he made his choice, he chose the whore. kick him to the curb.

  • he cheated on his wife, he’s qualified to run for president as a democrat.

  • saveus

    why isn’t clinton ever described as the “disgraced former president?”

  • valerie

    #6 December 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    bg commented:

    Whatever else that article is, it’s also old. Look at the name of the then- US Attorney General’s name toward the end of the first paragraph.

  • #14 December 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    donh commented:

    You forgot the part where he disappeared from his job (as Governor) for over 5 days and no one knew where he was.

  • valerie

    #14 December 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    donh commented:

    Man who thinks with his small head doesn’t have the blood to run the big one.

  • shadow

    2 words. Go.Away.

    Better yet … 3 words … Take a hike!

  • anti-bho

    Why we don’t need Kerry as Secretary of State. He’s shown his lack of leadership ability too many times already.

    John Kerry Slandered an American Hero – Humberto Fontova – Page 1