Mark Sanford Wins Runoff, Faces Colbert's Sister Next
They'll vie for congressional seat in South Carolina
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2013 8:02 PM CDT
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford answers questions from reporters after voting in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

(Newser) – Well, this could be fun. Mark Sanford has easily won the Republican runoff for a congressional seat in South Carolina, reports AP. Which means, of course, that the former governor and congressman will face Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of Stephen Colbert, in the general election five weeks from now. Sanford is trying to resurrect his political career after his Appalachian Trail/adultery debacle from a few years back. Colbert Busch is a political novice, but her celeb brother is campaigning for her and helping her raise money. Politico sees her as the underdog, however, considering that Mitt Romney easily carried the district in November.

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STACCEE
Apr 3, 2013 5:50 PM CDT
Wow!!! it is amazing to me how the right wingers can forgive this guy and want him back in office after what he did to his ex wife and family and the ppl of south Carolina. but since he is a republican he gets off easy with them. wonder why they show the photo of him with his young girlfriend when he won.
midget_farmers
Apr 3, 2013 9:08 AM CDT
he is a cute one... I would do him just not vote for him... dang that list is getting longer and longer.....
fractal
Apr 3, 2013 5:14 AM CDT
This election should bring the progressives in the state out of the woodwork.