(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.
(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.
(CNN) - Curtis Bostic, running against former Gov. Mark Sanford for a spot on the ballot in South Carolina's U.S. House election, received a boost this week when two prominent conservative endorsed him.
Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 presidential candidate, touted Bostic's "robust conservative values" in an endorsement Tuesday, saying he would campaign for the candidate ahead of next Tuesday's vote.
Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will attend a South Carolina Democratic dinner the weekend before a special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in the state, a source familiar with his plans told CNN, though he doesn't plan to campaign for the Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
Colbert Busch will face off against either former congressman and governor Mark Sanford or former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Bostic in the May 7 general election for the 1st Congressional District.
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.
(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.
(CNN) – CNN projects Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, will win Tuesday's Democratic primary for the the South Carolina special election to represent the state's 1st Congressional District.
The longtime area businesswoman was considered the favorite on the Democratic side over opponent Ben Frasier. She'll compete against the Republican nominee in the general election this May.
The winner of the special election will fill the U.S. House seat vacated by now-Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican appointed to fill the Senate spot that Jim DeMint left last month.
Her Republican opponent is not yet known. The Republican primary ballot featured 16 candidates, including former Gov. Mark Sanford and Teddy Turner, son of CNN founder Ted Turner. If no candidate surpasses the 50% mark, a runoff will take place between the top two contenders in the next two weeks.
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.
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.
(CNN) – What does it take for Stephen Colbert to step out of character? A sibling running for office.
Speaking to CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper, Colbert said the South Carolina primary where his sister is a candidate is the first race he's dived into.