Breaking: S.C. GOP primary will head to runoff, Sanford in top two spots
March 19th, 2013
08:55 PM ET
7 years 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
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Ll


    The only real choice there.

    March 19, 2013 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  2. Edward Clark

    We need more Democrats in the house who will support President Obama to move this country forward. Republicans whom I refer to as "political terrorists " really want to see Obama fail.

    March 19, 2013 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  3. rommeytx

    It looks like the GOP cannot get their act together... the story of their lives... torn between the 1% and an electorate that is looking for action, not flags... they are ripping each other throats... they deserve it... hopefully the spilled blood won't contaminate the water supply... but we should take precautions just the same...

    March 19, 2013 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  4. northerstar

    Sanford may deserve forgiveness but he does not deserve to represent voters again. Voters deserve better from the people they entrust to lead them. Sanford lied to his entire staff about where he was when infact he was out of the country. What Governor does something like that; what if there has been a state emergency?. If he wants to do good, let him work with the poor or people who need housing, like Jimmy Carter. He does not deserve to represent the voters ever again.

    March 19, 2013 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  5. J.V.Hodgson

    That this guy comes out on top in a primary just demonstrates the hypocrisy of the him and the GOP as a whole. They are supposed to be the party of Marriage, anti abortion or pro life, against adultery and divorce. In days gone by catholics were automaticaly ex-communicated for such sins.
    Add to lack of morals his lies he told while in office and i cannot figure out how people can trust him to represent them properly and fairly.

    March 20, 2013 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  6. tommyrock80

    A race? Not really. This is about virtues and not party, CNN. Yes, Stephen Colbert's sister is running. No, she is not an entertainer like her brother. She cares about the state she grew up in. She has a solid platform that takes the concerns of SC voters into account. There's a good chance she could win and benefit the state of South Carolina.

    March 20, 2013 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  7. James

    Wow. Sanford?! That would be one great political comeback. Seriously, a disgraced governor who disappeared to a foreign country to cheat on his wife (I forget if it was on the taxpayers dime) is able to make a successful run at a GOP primary. Either SC is no longer concerned with family values, or they figured they send the same kind of people to Congress that are already there.

    March 20, 2013 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  8. Weldebirhan

    Am very happy that woman should nominated

    March 20, 2013 03:40 am at 3:40 am |
  9. Marie MD

    I take it that all those christian and family values go out the door when it comes to voting for somebody who has lied to his family, his state, his staff?
    You can't have it both ways SC and your right wing bible thumping crazies.

    March 20, 2013 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  10. Legal Permit to Carry

    What news! CNN predicts that a democrat will win...

    March 20, 2013 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  11. Name lynn

    Stanford and busch is running againts each other a male an female, who will sit in the hot seat. Well its a first time for everything and anything in this world.

    March 20, 2013 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  12. Daniel Hoffman

    The gift that keeps giving: Republican religious hypocrisy on display for the whole world to see.

    The shame is that what he did, while farcical, was perfectly understandable. The problem is the hypocrites in the Republican Party who ask us to forgive people like Sanford yet remind of of Clinton's troublesome sexual habits all the time.

    March 20, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |