March 19th, 2013
12:41 AM ET
10 years 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.


Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Why doesn't he just change his name to Phenix Stanford .?

    I would love to hear him sing " Don't Cry For Me Argentina " I bet he's knows the words by heart .

    March 19, 2013 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  2. buffalo

    These politicians have no shame, do they? They just can't keep their noses out of the trough. I imagine this guy found out that there was no work out there and counts on the short memory of the American public. After all, there are so many of these philanderers, double-dippers, perverts and power-hungry wacko-s that it's hard to keep track of all of them. And that's just the GOP!

    March 19, 2013 03:08 am at 3:08 am |
  3. Marie MD

    we all hope for redemption but . . . . . . not this guy.
    He cheated on his wife, he lied to his staff and his state and, worse, he did all of this on Father's Day weekend.
    What a guy, what a husband, what a father, what a (fill in the blank).

    March 19, 2013 06:37 am at 6:37 am |
  4. Bob

    Sanford does not "get it" that he is still the same clown of 2009.

    March 19, 2013 06:46 am at 6:46 am |
  5. Anonymous

    No, unfortunately these days you are only remembered for your downfalls, and all general spoofs. Sanders was simply only remembered for this, and many important people around him have also realized that these traits give huge elect-ability potential to a person. Heroism, highlighting of great success stories, and rewarding of do gooders in this country went out the window years ago; back in the '70s and '80s.

    March 19, 2013 07:28 am at 7:28 am |