Ex-Wife Slaps Mark Sanford With Trespassing Complaint
Jenny Sanford not concerned whether complaint affects his election
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2013 2:51 AM CDT
Updated Apr 17, 2013 6:27 AM CDT
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford answers questions from reporters in Charleston earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

(Newser) – Mark Sanford has got a date in court two days after his date with voters in May's special congressional election. The former South Carolina governor's ex-wife filed a trespassing complaint after allegedly catching Sanford leaving her home by the back door, using his phone for a flashlight, according to court documents obtained by the AP.

Jenny Sanford has custody of the couple's four children after a divorce caused by an extramarital affair that derailed Sanford's career and spawned the euphemism "hiking the Appalachian trail." Sanford is facing Stephen Colbert's sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch in next month's election, and his ex-wife says she doesn't care whether the trespassing complaint affects his chances. “The race is not a concern,” she tells the State. “I am focused on raising my children.”

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Apr 19, 2013 3:07 PM CDT
Ugliness ,ugliness - another Gladiator Woman with eyes and heart filed with hatred - how can she raised any children at all? Another case of an American couple who used to own a gold mine - she got the mine and he got the shaft. Populace at large can start their usual feeding!!
Apr 17, 2013 4:29 PM CDT
Checking out the old turf? Maybe the grass that looked greener on the "Appalachian Trail", wasn't so green after all!
Apr 17, 2013 4:09 PM CDT
When are we going to meet the mistress?