May 7th, 2013
11:15 PM ET
12 months 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
12 months 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
Boehner's tepid support for Sanford
May 7th, 2013
02:11 PM ET
12 months ago

Boehner's tepid support for Sanford

Washington (CNN) - After endorsing former Rep Mark Sanford last month in the special congressional election in South Carolina, House Speaker John Boehner appeared to distance himself Tuesday from the controversial former governor, saying "the electorate gets to decide" who their representatives in Congress are.

Sanford gained notoriety in 2009 when while serving as South Carolina's governor he disappeared from public view and his aides said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He later admitted he was in Argentina visiting his mistress.
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Filed under: John Boehner • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
May 7th, 2013
07:33 AM ET
12 months ago

Sanford: Comeback race in 'good Lord and voters' hands'

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – Take a former Republican governor whose political career was left for dead along the Appalachian Trail after an infamous affair.

Add a Democratic candidate best known as the sister of Comedy Central show host Stephen Colbert.

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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
In South Carolina politics, two very different campaign styles
May 5th, 2013
01:45 PM ET
12 months ago

In South Carolina politics, two very different campaign styles

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – The race for the open U.S. House seat in South Carolina's special election Tuesday showcases two very different candidates with two very different campaign styles.

Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is criss-crossing the district in a fully wrapped tour bus with her name plastered along the outside. It's a look that evokes a presidential campaign. She travels with an entourage that, this weekend, included Jon Bauman, better known as Bowzer from the rock group Sha Na Na. He goes with her to rallies and sings a few chords from "Blue Moon," ending with "Vote for Colbert Busch" in his booming low voice.
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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
2016 watch: Biden, Cruz headline events in South Carolina
May 4th, 2013
12:11 AM ET
12 months ago

2016 watch: Biden, Cruz headline events in South Carolina

(CNN) – While the countdown to the next presidential election has already begun with talk of potential contenders, it felt like the 2016 drumroll picked up a little more speed Friday night in South Carolina.

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas headlined events less than two miles apart in the Palmetto State, known for holding the first presidential primary in the South during election years.
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Filed under: 2016 • Joe Biden • South Carolina • Ted Cruz
May 1st, 2013
11:48 AM ET
12 months ago

Sanford focused on Pelosi in run up to vote

(CNN) - She's the other woman in a special congressional election in South Carolina that's captured national attention.

No. We're not talking about Maria Belen Chapur, the woman from Argentina who in 2009 was involved in an affair with Gov. Mark Sanford. Fast forward to 2013 and the former governor is now divorced from his wife and engaged to Chapur, and he's seeking political redemption as he runs for a vacant House seat that he once held for three terms. Sanford's been very open about the affair on the campaign trail making it the subject of his first political ad.
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Filed under: Mark Sanford • Nancy Pelosi • South Carolina
Sanford affair front and center in closing week of high-profile race
April 30th, 2013
11:47 AM ET
12 months ago

Sanford affair front and center in closing week of high-profile race

(CNN) – Call it a one, two punch.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch brought up former South Carolina's Gov. Mark Sanford's affair in their one and only debate Monday night in the race to fill a vacant congressional seat in the Palmetto State.
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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
April 29th, 2013
10:11 PM ET
12 months ago

Sharp exchanges take center stage in S.C. debate

(CNN) - As the debate between Elizabeth Colbert Busch and former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford got under way Monday, there was an elephant in the room: Would Colbert Busch mention Sanford’s infamous extramarital affair?

About halfway into the showdown, the Democratic candidate vying to represent the state’s 1st Congressional District took a swipe at the Republican and his secret 2009 trip to see his mistress in Argentina.
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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
First on CNN: Paul laying 2016 groundwork in South Carolina
April 29th, 2013
04:56 PM ET
12 months ago

First on CNN: Paul laying 2016 groundwork in South Carolina

(CNN) – To say Rand Paul is testing the 2016 waters would be an amusing understatement. With trips to Iowa and New Hampshire lined up in May, the Kentucky senator is diving in head first.

Next up on his early state roadshow: South Carolina.
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Filed under: 2016 • Mark Sanford • Rand Paul • South Carolina
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