National GOP Dumps Sanford
After new controversy, NRCC cuts off his money
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2013 4:53 PM CDT
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford in a 2012 file photo.   (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)

(Newser) – It just keeps getting worse for Mark Sanford. In the wake of the bizarre revelation that his ex-wife has accused him of trespassing, the National Republican Congressional Council has pulled its support for his congressional campaign, reports the Hill. The move comes less than a month before the special election in South Carolina, and Politico sees it as a "potentially fatal blow." All of which is great news for Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of Stephen Colbert.

"We will not be committing resources to this race," says one GOP strategist. "We were completely blindsided by this information. He hasn't been honest with his own campaign and with us and the path to victory has narrowed now." Both stories speculate Republicans are worried that more embarrassing information about Sanford's legal battles and personal life will surface in the coming weeks. (Click for Sanford's explanation of the trespassing charge.)

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ajain31
May 5, 2013 5:00 PM CDT
Watch the ONLY debate between Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford and decide who to vote for! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpPy5u7EszM
milosleubner
Apr 19, 2013 3:21 PM CDT
and who needs intelligent ,useful ,honest politicians if we can't beef up our little egos spitting on them ? Morality , self respect ,hormones ( oops ,not that ,not for the "bread and games "electorate !) Let's elect politically correct housewife and help her to learn how to run an idea from one side of her brain to the other quickly before it dissolves !!!
RaymeeDotCom
Apr 18, 2013 1:03 PM CDT
Even he must not be bizarre enough for the GOP.