October 8th, 2013
08:21 PM ET
12 months ago

Mark Sanford: Furloughed workers should be working for back pay

Washington (CNN) – Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina said Tuesday that despite the fact the federal government is partially shut down, workers should come back to work.

"The handwriting is on the wall," Sanford said on “Erin Burnett Out Front.” "Folks will get back-paid. If you are going to get back pay, you ought to be working for your pay."

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Mark Sanford
Anthony Weiner
May 22nd, 2013
03:14 PM ET
1 year ago

When politics gives you a second chance

Washington (CNN) - Politics is full of second chances.

Mark Sanford is living proof.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Mark Sanford
Sanford's 'American Idol' lesson: Try, try, and try again
May 17th, 2013
05:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Sanford's 'American Idol' lesson: Try, try, and try again

(CNN) - Mark Sanford knows first hand the experience of picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and trying again.

Just like what Candice Glover–the newly minted "American Idol"–faced as she failed to make it far in the singing contest the first two times she auditioned.
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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford
Back to the future for Mark Sanford
May 15th, 2013
07:54 PM ET
1 year ago

Back to the future for Mark Sanford

Washington (CNN) – Mark Sanford is a member of Congress, again.

The former Republican governor of South Carolina, whose political career was left for dead along the Appalachian Trail after an extramarital affair, was sworn in Wednesday to the House of Representatives.
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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
Sanford will work with GOP, despite campaign abandonment
May 12th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Sanford will work with GOP, despite campaign abandonment

(CNN) – After soon-to-be congressman Mark Sanford is sworn into office this week, he’ll begin working with the national Republican Party, despite their campaign wing’s decision to pull out of his race just weeks ahead of the May 7 vote.

“I think always past is past, and I look forward to working with the entire Republican team,” Sanford said on “Fox News Sunday.”
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Filed under: Mark Sanford • NRCC
Sanford will no longer appear in court for trespassing
May 8th, 2013
04:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Sanford will no longer appear in court for trespassing

(CNN) – Mark Sanford, elected to the U.S. Congress Tuesday in South Carolina, will no longer be required to appear in court this week to face allegations he violated his divorce terms after trespassing at ex-wife Jenny's beach house.

A consent order from family court in Charleston County indicates the two parties reached an agreement ahead of the May 9 court date, under which Sanford admitted "that he is in contempt for this and previous instances of trespassing upon plaintiff's property."
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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
May 8th, 2013
08:46 AM ET
1 year ago

5 things we learned from Sanford's win

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – Mark Sanford is heading back to Washington after detours along the Appalachian Trail and Argentina.

The former South Carolina governor finished his second term in office three years ago with his political career dead in the water thanks to a well-publicized extra-marital affair and ethics violations. But he came away Tuesday with a victory over Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the special election for a vacant House seat in the Palmetto State's 1st Congressional District - the same seat he once held.

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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
May 8th, 2013
08:12 AM ET
1 year ago

Sanford doesn't have much to say to Weiner

(CNN) - If former Rep. Anthony Weiner was hoping to get any insights from congressman-elect Mark Sanford on making a political comeback, it looks like he's out of luck.

Asked during an interview on CNN's "Starting Point" on whether the former Republican governor has any advice for Weiner as he considers making a bid for New York City mayor this year, Sanford said he's not looking to impart any wisdom.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • House • Mark Sanford
May 7th, 2013
11:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Sanford completes political comeback in South Carolina race

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Mark Sanford is living proof that life is full of second chances.

The former Republican governor of South Carolina, whose political career was left for dead along the Appalachian Trail after an extramarital affair, asked for, and Tuesday received, political redemption as he won a special election to fill a vacant House seat that he once occupied.

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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
Sanford wins South Carolina House vote
May 7th, 2013
08:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Sanford wins South Carolina House vote

(CNN) - Former Gov. Mark Sanford will win the race for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, CNN projects. With 70% of the vote in, Republican Sanford leads Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, 54%-45%.

Once considered a possible presidential candidate, Sanford left office at the end of his term having admitted to an extramarital affair and under a cloud of ethics violations. He represented the district for three terms before being elected governor.

Before the race, businesswoman Colbert Busch was best known as the sister of Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."


Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
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