Polls: Weiner gaining ground in NYC mayoral battle
June 26th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
10 months ago

Polls: Weiner gaining ground in NYC mayoral battle

(CNN) - Politics is full of second chances.

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, now Rep. Sanford, is living proof.

Two new polls suggest that former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York may follow in Sanford's footsteps in winning political redemption.
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Sanford seeks forgiveness in return to political life
January 18th, 2013
12:12 AM ET
1 year ago

Sanford seeks forgiveness in return to political life

(CNN) - The last time Mark Sanford held public office, his political career was thought to be over after he admitted to an extra-marital affair.

Now, the former South Carolina governor says he is looking for forgiveness as he mounts a bid for the congressional seat he held from 1995 to 2001.

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Filed under: Congress • Gov. Mark Sanford • South Carolina
August 25th, 2012
08:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Exclusive CNN Photos: Sanford engaged to Argentinean girlfriend

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is engaged to his longtime Argentinean girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur.

A source close to Sanford provided pictures of the couple, along with a statement from the former governor, to CNN exclusively.
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Filed under: Gov. Mark Sanford • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
Sanford steps out, criticizes Romney and Pawlenty
August 6th, 2011
11:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Sanford steps out, criticizes Romney and Pawlenty

(CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford stepped off the political sidelines on Friday, saying he is still searching for a Republican presidential candidate to support.

In the process, he lobbed some thinly veiled criticisms at two candidates already in the race, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
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Filed under: 2012 • Gov. Mark Sanford • South Carolina
Well-known governors prepare to leave office
January 1st, 2011
04:03 AM ET
3 years ago

Well-known governors prepare to leave office

Washington (CNN) - Beginning Saturday and continuing over the next few weeks, some of the nation's most prominent governors will be leaving office as a new crop of state chief executives are sworn in.

Among the more well-known governors who will be leaving office: - Republicans Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Charlie Crist of
Florida, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Mark Sanford of South Carolina - Democrats Bill Richardson of New Mexico, David Paterson of New York, Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania, Ted Strickland of Ohio and Jennifer Granholm of Michigan.

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Sanford says disgrace made him more effective
December 8th, 2010
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Sanford says disgrace made him more effective

(CNN) - Mark Sanford, the outgoing South Carolina governor and onetime rising star within the Republican Party, says his 2009 affair with an Argentinean woman that put an end to his promising political career actually made him a more effective governor.

In an hour-long interview with South Carolina station WIS, Sanford, who made a national name for himself a year and a half ago when he mysteriously disappeared, said the incident ultimately was successful in removing the political target from his back as opponents were no longer interested in steamrolling what appeared to be a Republican on the rise.
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Filed under: Gov. Mark Sanford