Pat Boone joins Santorum in backing Sanford rival
March 27th, 2013
05:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Pat Boone joins Santorum in backing Sanford rival

(CNN) - Curtis Bostic, running against former Gov. Mark Sanford for a spot on the ballot in South Carolina's U.S. House election, received a boost this week when two prominent conservative endorsed him.

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 presidential candidate, touted Bostic's "robust conservative values" in an endorsement Tuesday, saying he would campaign for the candidate ahead of next Tuesday's vote.

And conservative crooner Pat Boone announced he was "singing the praises of Curtis Bostic" in an endorsement Wednesday, writing Bostic "can always be counted on to be faithful to his office" and "can always be counted on to be faithful to those who place him in office."

Boone's use of the word "faithful" twice seems far from accidental – Sanford, Bostic's rival, resigned from office in 2009 after admitting to an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina.

Sanford and Bostic are competing in a runoff vote after neither candidate received over 50% in last week's primary. The winner will face Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, in the general election.


Filed under: Rick Santorum • South Carolina
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Pat you look like a clown in that get-up, or a pimp wrapped in the American flag. Either way, ridiculous.

    March 27, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. DumbasRocks [R]s

    Hey Teatards, what was that I was hearing from you just a few days ago? Weren't you lecturing us on how the Hollywood types have no business in politics, and they should just shut-up and go away?

    Well, I hope you little turd-nuggets aren't hypocrits, and you'll give the same advice to this rightwing Hollywood pinhead.

    March 27, 2013 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "Ermahgerd...another hollywierd talking hairdo trying to insert its opinions where they don't belooong!!!!!111!!!one!!!!eleventy!!!!"

    March 27, 2013 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "Pat you look like a clown in that get-up, or a pimp wrapped in the American flag. Either way, ridiculous."

    For realz. I mean, man-bracelets? Really?

    March 27, 2013 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  5. don in albuquerque

    Gosh, I thought Pat Boone was dead. Guess not. He just looks like it. Well I guess he is following Clints lead and just choosing to be politically dead. Beats being physically dead.

    March 27, 2013 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  6. Randy, San Francisco

    Need an old white man as the poster child of the Republican Party? Look no further, Pat Boone is a good candidate.

    March 27, 2013 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  7. Jinx9to88

    Can you say "Colbert" either way????

    March 27, 2013 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  8. Moregunsfewerbooks

    I always thought that desecration of the American Flag was considered to be an offence that could run into fines or even jail time. Shouldn't this wrinkled old prune beheld to the same laws as the rest of us.

    March 27, 2013 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  9. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Poor Pat, he sanitized blues and rock to make it acceptable to white people. He is still trying to whitewash this country, but it won't work any more.

    March 28, 2013 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  10. Rusty Krus

    Give the man his props. He hasn't had a hit record in six decades, but he still manages to get his face in the news. By the way, the toupee looks really good!

    March 28, 2013 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  11. Pennylane

    Isn't is NICE to have the freedom of expression as I read the post notes here, I see clowns making ridiculous comments about a man who is not ashamed to express what he believes in . . . I am a German- Mutt-American now with that I am pleased and not ashamed to take my thoughts and at liberty share my American Right. Pat, personal attacks were made on you for what reason, can't respect Sniffit for his post note comment, as he is being a 2 faced ....

    March 28, 2013 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  12. nothing new here

    Mark Sanford is looking to redeem himself...again.
    It's getting real old.

    March 28, 2013 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  13. Irritatedgagreflex

    He (Pat), and daughter are both scam artist. It's no wonder the republicans accept this dried up cob, as one of their own.

    March 28, 2013 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  14. sing me a teabag song

    how relevant republicans are.
    Their 11th commandment, "never attack another fellow hypocrite whack job" needs repair.

    March 28, 2013 03:52 am at 3:52 am |
  15. Ann

    El Santo Santorum and a very silly old "crooner"; WHAT A CIRCUS!

    March 28, 2013 05:47 am at 5:47 am |