Jenny Sanford

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Another 'Win' for Sanford: No Court

Trespassing dispute settled between Mark and Jenny Sanford

(Newser) - Everything's just coming up roses for Mark Sanford. The newly (re)minted congressman will not have to spend his second day post-victory in court after all: He has settled with ex-wife Jenny Sanford over a trespassing complaint she filed after he entered her beach house without her consent ... so he... More »

Jenny Sanford Gets Even

Jason Zengerle sees her fingerprints all over trespassing leak

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford says she's not behind the leaked trespassing complaint against her ex-husband. "It was my understanding that they were to remain sealed," she said yesterday. And that may, technically, be true, writes Jason Zengerle at New York . But her fingerprints are still all over this. "... More »

National GOP Dumps Sanford

After new controversy, NRCC cuts off his money

(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... More »

Sanford on Trespass: I Was Just Watching Super Bowl

He didn't want son to watch it alone, he says

(Newser) - Mark Sanford has an explanation for that whole trespassing complaint his ex-wife levied against him: He had to watch the big game with his son. It seems the incident took place Feb. 3, and as Sanford explains in a statement obtained by the Hill , "I did indeed watch the... More »

Ex-Wife Slaps Mark Sanford With Trespassing Complaint

Jenny Sanford not concerned whether complaint affects his election

(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... More »

Jenny Sanford: I Won't Run Against My Ex

Says she's not seeking congressional seat

(Newser) - There will be no dramatic contest between Jenny Sanford and her ex-husband, onetime South Carolina governor and no-time Appalachian Trail hiker Mark Sanford, when it comes to Tim Scott's open House seat. Mark Sanford is expected to run for the seat in a special election, and while some had... More »

He's Back: Mark Sanford to Run for Congress

Could end up running against ex-wife

(Newser) - From the Appalachian Trail to Capitol Hill: With Rep. Tim Scott grabbing Jim DeMint's old Senate seat, there's a vacancy in South Carolina's congressional delegation—and a former governor wants in, CNN reports. Republican Mark Sanford, who was considered a presidential contender before his extramarital affair became... More »

20% of SC Voters Want Colbert to Replace DeMint

But Gov. Nikki Haley may be leaning toward Rep. Tim Scott

(Newser) - Gov. Nikki Haley may not be into the idea , but her fellow South Carolinians really want to see Stephen Colbert replace Jim DeMint in the Senate. A Public Policy Poll finds that 20% of voters have the Comedy Central host at the top of their wish list, followed by Tim... More »

Why Governors Are Ditching Their Mansions

It's like The Shining in there: staffer

(Newser) - One of the perks of being a governor is getting to live in the executive mansion—but many governors are skipping out on the offer, writes Jodi Kantor in the New York Times . For some, it's because of the huge amount of responsibility that comes with living in a... More »

Sanford's Would-Be Successor Denies Affair

SC governor hopeful Nikki Haley denies blogger's claim

(Newser) - A political blogger claimed today that he had an affair several years ago with a married Republican vying to become the state's first female governor. Rep. Nikki Haley vehemently denied the allegation, made in a post on Will Folks' blog that contained no proof. Haley called the claim a "... More »

Jenny Sanford to Dr. Phil: I'm Looking for Love

But she's already found somebody new to snuggle with

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford is open to dating again. “I just have to make sure I pick someone who maybe loves me back,” she told Dr. Phil in an interview airing today, reports Politics Daily . “I've chosen to move on, and I've chosen to be happy about it.”... More »

Scandal Fallout a 'Gut Punch': Jenny Sanford

SC first lady dishes on confessional press conference: 'way too long'

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford continues to offer tantalizing glimpses into her relationship with South Carolina governor and soon-to-be ex-husband Mark Sanford and the fallout of his affair. Sanford sat down with Good Morning America and provided NPR with an excerpt of her new book, Staying True. Some quips and revelations:
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Mark Sanford Took 'Faithful' Out of Vows: Jenny

Jenny Sanford speaks out for the first time with Barbara Walters

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford shares her story of a "cheap" husband who insisted on taking the word "faithful" out of their wedding vows, telling Barbara Walters that despite it all, "I thought he loved me in his own way." In a 20/20 interview airing Friday, Sanford calls her... More »

Mark Sanford 'Worse Than Eliot Spitzer': Son

Jenny Sanford's memoir also paints cheating hubby as cheapskate

(Newser) - Before Mark Sanford made “hiking the Appalachian trail” into a household phrase, one person knew his affair scandal would be big news: His 12-year-old son. It’s “worse than Eliot Spitzer,” Bolton told mom Jenny when she broke the news of Mark’s cheating to their boys.... More »

Finally, Women Who Leave

Elin Nordegren and Jenny Sanford are a breath of fresh air

(Newser) - Elin Nordegren and Jenny Sanford are setting a depressingly rare example by actually leaving the powerful philanderers they married. “We're living in a culture saturated with mistresses and interns, sexting and sex addiction, and a parade of stony-faced wives somehow putting up with it all,” complains Sheelah Kolhatkar... More »

Jenny Sanford, Candidate?

South Carolina politicos think wronged wife could make right candidate

(Newser) - South Carolina’s political insiders are speculating that Jenny Sanford could make a run at Congress or even her soon-to-be ex-husband’s soon-to-be ex-job. Sanford has a wealth of political contacts, including top fundraisers, and an impressive resume in finance. She also served as her husband’s campaign manager in... More »

Jenny Sanford Files for Divorce

She says attempts at reconciliation were 'unsuccessful'

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford is divorcing her philandering husband. “I know it will soon become known so I choose to release this brief notice,” South Carolina's first lady says in a statement obtained by the State . “I am now filing for divorce. This came after many unsuccessful efforts at... More »

Barbara Walters: Michelle Obama Is Most Fascinating

Barbara's top picks for 2009 also include Glenn Beck, Jenny Sanford

(Newser) - Barack Obama, Barbara Walters’ most fascinating person of 2008, was succeeded this year by…his wife, Michelle. Walters named the first lady her top pick during last night’s ABC special, which also included interviews with the rest of the top 10. Obama discussed the “amazing whirlwind” of life... More »

Jenny Sanford: No Way Was I Standing By Him

South Carolina's first lady gives an interview to Barbara Walters

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford tells Barbara Walters that her philandering husband didn't ask her to play the faithful wife at his mea culpa press conference, and she wouldn't have considered it anyway. "If he had asked me, I would have said no," said South Carolina's first lady. "Certainly his... More »

Sanfords Reunite—for Holiday Function

SC first lady returns for governor's open house

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford returned to the South Carolina Governor's Mansion yesterday, just for the day. Gov. Mark Sanford's estranged wife joined him for the traditional holiday open house, at which they stood far apart and greeted visitors to the mansion, newly decorated for Christmas. Jenny Sanford, who has been living in... More »

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