(CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has engaged in a "pattern" of trespassing on his ex-wife's property since their divorce and was even issued a warning about the matter by her attorney two years ago, according to court documents related to the incident.
The Associated Press reported late Tuesday that Sanford, who is currently the Republican nominee for Congress in South Carolina's First District, has been ordered to appear in court on May 9 after his ex-wife Jenny complained that he trespassed on her Sullivan's Island property. Under the terms of their 2010 divorce, neither party can enter the other's home without permission.
(CNN) – Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who's now running as the Republican nominee in a special congressional election, has been ordered to appear in court two days after the May election over allegations that he trespassed at his ex-wife's home.
Jenny Sanford confirmed a report about court documents she filed claiming she saw her ex-husband leaving her Sullivan's Island home on Feb. 3, roughly three weeks after he announced his bid for Congress.
(CNN) – Jenny Sanford, former first lady of South Carolina, said she has decided against running for an open Congressional seat in the Palmetto State, a move that could have positioned her in a bitter Republican primary battle against her ex-husband.
Saying she enjoys "private life," Sanford stressed that her time is better spent outside of Congress than inside the current environment of the House of Representatives.
(CNN) – Remember the Argentinean woman with whom Mark Sanford had an affair and in the process ended his marriage and promising political career?
Well, the two have weathered the storm.
(CNN) - Nikki Haley's victory in South Carolina Tuesday did more than make her the Republican nominee for governor, it brought one of the political world's most famous ex-couples back together again – briefly.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and ex-wife Jenny, the subject of ongoing media attention for a year, embraced and kissed at Haley's victory party Tuesday night. Both are supporters of the state lawmaker who handily beat Rep. Gresham Barrett in a runoff for the party's gubernatorial nomination.
But the total running time of affection was a mere two seconds before Jenny Sanford moved on to address another individual in the room.
It was exactly a year ago that Sanford went missing and his office infamously told members of the media the governor was hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It was discovered days later the Republican governor was actually in Argentina visiting a mistress. After a long separation, the two were divorced in February.
(CNN) - Former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford will join gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on the campaign trail Friday for a headline-grabbing final push ahead of next Tuesday's Republican runoff election, a Haley source tells CNN.
Sanford won't have to go far to join the Republican frontrunner – Haley is scheduled to appear with Mitt and Ann Romney in Charleston and Beaufort, both a short drive from Sanford's home on Sullivan's Island.
Sanford gave Haley's campaign its first major endorsement last fall, when Haley, a state representative, was the least known of the four candidates seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Now she is on the cusp of winning the nomination, assuming she maintains her current wide lead in the runoff against Rep. Gresham Barrett.
Haley is regarded as Gov. Mark Sanford's ideological protégé in the governor's race. But the governor, aware of his tarnished reputation in the wake of an affair the destroyed his career and marriage, has avoided endorsing Haley.
Sanford won't have to go far to join the Republican frontrunner - Haley is scheduled to appear with Mitt and Ann Romney in Charleston and Beaufort, both a short drive from Sanford's home on Sullivan's Island.
(CNN) - Jenny Sanford is re-affirming her support for Nikki Haley in the South Carolina governor's race, a day after the Indian-American candidate was called a "raghead" by a political foe.
"I have watched with revulsion the spectacle that is now surrounding the Governor's race," Sanford said in a statement Friday. "Our state is better than this."
Haley has also denied multiple claims of infidelity over the last two weeks, accusations she says are being pushed by rival campaigns.
"I can't help but think that these attacks are being leveled at Nikki Haley because of the courageous stands she has taken over the years in defense of taxpayers and government reform - stands that offend many of the most powerful interests in state government," said Sanford, who endorsed Haley last November. "I am more convinced than ever that Nikki Haley is the best person to be South Carolina's next Governor."
(CNN) - Sarah Palin will be in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday to endorse state Rep. Nikki Haley for governor.
This will mark the former Alaska governor's first political visit to the early primary state. Jenny Sanford, ex-wife of current Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, will also campaign with Haley on Friday.
Gov. Sanford is term-limited and will leave office in January.
Haley is locked in a four-way Republican primary against Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, state Attorney General Henry McMaster and U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett.
"It is a tremendous honor to receive Governor Palin's endorsement," Haley said Thursday in a statement. "Sarah Palin has energized the conservative movement like few others in our generation."
Palin's endorsement of Haley puts her at odds with her running mate in the 2008 presidential election, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona.
McCain has backed McMaster in the primary. McMaster chaired McCain's South Carolina campaign in 2008.
(CNN) – A family court judge in Charleston, South Carolina, has granted Jenny Sanford's request for a divorce from her husband, Gov. Mark Sanford.
She filed for divorce last December, saying reconciliation efforts with her husband were unsuccessful after he carried on a year-long affair with an Argentine woman he called his "soulmate."
Jenny Sanford, who has been separated from her husband since last summer, appeared in the courtroom. The governor was not in attendance.
The judge said the divorce will become official at some point in March when the paperwork can be entered into court records.
Read Mark Sanford's statement after the jump: