April 2nd, 2013
09:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Mark Sanford, former South Carolina governor, wins GOP nomination for House seat

(CNN) – Mark Sanford overcame the latest hurdle in his South Carolina political redemption tour, ending Tuesday night with a concession from his opponent in the GOP primary runoff for a U.S. House seat.

Results showed the former South Carolina governor had 57% of the vote, compared with 43% held by former Charleston City Councilman Curtis Bostic. That was a difference of about 6,000 votes out of about 45,000 cast.

Jake Tapper interviews Mark Sanford Wednesday on "The Lead" - 4 p.m. ET, only on CNN.

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Anthony Weiner
April 2nd, 2013
05:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Runoff is second test in shamed governor's political comeback

(CNN) - Call it the next hurdle in Mark Sanford's political redemption tour.

The former South Carolina governor, whose political career was sidetracked thanks to a well-publicized affair, faces a Republican primary run-off for his old congressional seat on Tuesday.
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Sanford called a 'compromised candidate' during South Carolina debate
March 28th, 2013
09:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Sanford called a 'compromised candidate' during South Carolina debate

(CNN) - The two Republicans vying for a spot on the ballot in South Carolina's special U.S. Congressional election traded barbs Thursday over former Gov. Mark Sanford's history of marital infidelity.

Opponent Curtis Bostic claimed the former governor was a "compromised candidate" because of an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina in 2009 during his tenure in the state house.
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March 19th, 2013
09:03 PM ET
1 year ago

Sanford in GOP runoff, Colbert Busch wins Dem nomination

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – Former Gov. Mark Sanford finished first in Tuesday's crowded Republican primary for the U.S. House special election in South Carolina, CNN projects. However, Sanford fell well short of the 50% margin needed to avoid a runoff.

The former governor will compete against Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston councilman, in a runoff election in two weeks. The third place finisher, state Sen. Larry Grooms, conceded the race Wednesday.
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Breaking: S.C. GOP primary will head to runoff, Sanford in top two spots
March 19th, 2013
08:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: S.C. GOP primary will head to runoff, Sanford in top two spots

(CNN) – No candidate will reach 50% in the South Carolina 1st District special Congressional primary, forcing a runoff, CNN projects.

CNN also projects Mark Sanford will make the runoff, though it's unclear if he will finish first or second.

The runoff will take place April 2.

On the Democratic side, CNN projects Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, will win the nomination.


Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
March 19th, 2013
04:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Sanford and congressional rivals in a low country boil

Charleston, SC (CNN) - In this heated congressional race along the South Carolina coast known as "Low Country," the candidates haven't exactly taken the high road.

Take the flyer mailed out to voters that takes aim at the state's former governor, Mark Sanford, over the extramarital affair he once tried to hide by saying he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.
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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
Casting ballot, Sanford says 'life is a series of course corrections'
March 19th, 2013
11:16 AM ET
1 year ago

Casting ballot, Sanford says 'life is a series of course corrections'

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – Making his way out of a polling station here Tuesday, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said just being able to cast a vote for himself again amounted to a "real blessing on a variety of levels."

Sanford, along with more than a dozen other Republicans, is vying for a spot on the ballot in the Palmetto State's special election to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by now-Sen. Tim Scott. A primary vote is being held Tuesday.
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March 19th, 2013
12:41 AM ET
1 year ago

Sanford seeks 'redemption' in wild congressional race

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – In South Carolina, Mark Sanford needs no introduction.

But after the former governor of the state infamously told the public he was hiking the Appalachian Trail while he was actually traveling to Argentina to carry on an extramarital affair, a reintroduction wouldn't hurt.

"At some level or another we all hope for redemption," Sanford told CNN in an interview.

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Sanford features record in second TV ad
February 26th, 2013
11:46 AM ET
1 year ago

Sanford features record in second TV ad

(CNN) - In his second television spot for the South Carolina special congressional election, former Gov. Mark Sanford is shifting focus from his self-acknowledged mistakes to his record as governor.

The 30-second spot, "Conservative," features a stream of supporters who give positive reviews of Sanford's time as the state's chief executive for two terms.
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S.C. political ad: 'Sugar, would you give me one more chance?'
February 26th, 2013
08:54 AM ET
1 year ago

S.C. political ad: 'Sugar, would you give me one more chance?'

(CNN) – Republican candidate Teddy Turner, son of CNN founder Ted Turner, took to parody in his latest television ad, urging voters against choosing a "career politician" for the special election in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.

In the 30-second television spot, a smarmy actor looks directly into the camera as he holds a glass of wine and pleads with a smug smile for the viewer to take him back.
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Filed under: Ads • House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina • Teddy Turner
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