Sanford Takes Another Quick Trip—With His Wife

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By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2009 5:32 PM CDT
In this Wednesday, June 24, 2009, file photo, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford tearfully admits to having an affair during a news conference in Columbia, S.C.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)
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(Newser) – Mark Sanford is canceling state business to take another abrupt trip, but this time his wife is going along, the Greenville News reports. The South Carolina governor will be gone with wife Jenny the rest of the week, forcing the postponement of several meetings. His staff is in contact with him—not the case on his infamous and adulterous trip to Argentina—but they're not divulging much.

“Out of respect for privacy we’re not going to discuss details,” said a spokesman. “The governor remains committed to repairing the damage he has done to his marriage and so it shouldn’t be any surprise that spending personal time with his wife is part of that process.”