South Carolina House race

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Mark Sanford: Past Is Past

'Is this Fox News or the National Enquirer?' he asks Chris Wallace

(Newser) - South Carolina's soon-to-be-congressman, Mark Sanford, hit Fox News Sunday this morning, telling Chris Wallace that "the past is the past" and that he's looking "forward to working with the Republican team," reports Politico . “You probably learn more from the valleys of life than you... More »

Colbert Busch, Sanford Brawl in Feisty Debate

Ex-gov's affair gets a mention in verbal slugfest

(Newser) - Mark Sanford clashed with Elizabeth Colbert Busch last night in the pair's only debate in their race for a South Carolina congressional seat—and any hope the former governor may have had that his "Appalachian Trail" affair wouldn't be mentioned vanished 25 minutes into the slugfest. "... More »

Sanford Debates ... Cardboard Pelosi?

And publishes phone numbers without permission

(Newser) - Mark Sanford appears to be bent on digging himself ever deeper into the hole he's in : The latest headline-getting incident involving South Carolina's ex-governor has Sanford publishing the phone numbers of people who called him ... after he invited people to call him in a full-page newspaper ad. Here'... 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 »

Colbert Sister's Former Opponent Backs ... Sanford

Ben Frasier says Colbert Busch isn't conservative enough

(Newser) - Well, this can't feel great: The Democrat who opposed Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the primary for a vacant congressional seat has endorsed her Republican opponent, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. Ben Frasier got only 4% of the vote last month against Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist... More »

Colbert's Sister a Step Closer to House Seat

As Mark Sanford advances to runoff

(Newser) - Elizabeth Colbert Busch won the Democrats' special-election primary for South Carolina's 1st District yesterday, putting her one step closer to Congress. Brother Stephen Colbert's " Colbert Bump " or no, Roll Call says she "easily" beat opponent Ben Frasier, a "frequent candidate," winning 95%... More »

Colbert Breaks Character to Campaign for Sister

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is the first politician he's supported

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert—the person, not the Comedy Central character—hosted a fundraiser for sister Elizabeth Colbert-Busch , who is running for Congress in South Carolina, over the weekend. Mediaite spotted video from the otherwise "relatively private" bowling alley event, in which Colbert offered a touching introduction of the sister he... More »

Sanford Talks Mistress Scandal in New Ad, Sort Of

Says he's learned about 'God of second chances'

(Newser) - Mark Sanford doesn't shy away from the Argentina-mistress scandal that abruptly ended his tenure as governor of South Carolina in his first television ad for the 1st District congressional race . After pointing out that he has a history of fighting government spending, he says he recently "experienced how... More »

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