(CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who carried out an extramarital affair with Maria Belen Chapur while in office, told CNN in an interview Wednesday he was "completely" surprised when Chapur - now his fiancée - showed up to appear with him the night before when he claimed victory in the runoff for the GOP nomination for his old U.S. House seat.
Sanford was appearing on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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Gee Donna, I went searching the archives for a similar comment from you defending Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer or BIll Clinton . Darned if I can find one.
South Carolina would elect Kim Jong Un if he had an "R" after his name.
a paragraph of fluff for the political section I see! :-)
This is a prime example of a politician that's known no rock he couldn't crawl under, or out of. What a snake.
Bummer !!!! He was probably planning to cheat on her and she blew it for him !!
I don't understand why the people of his district are considering him. He can't really be a social conservative because he cheated on his wife (from someone outside country no less).
The way you surprised your wife and constituents?
An amazing degree of stupidity on his part, and on the part of the voters.