SC's Mark Sanford Tries for Comeback

Monday, 18 Mar 2013 11:46 PM

By Matthew Auerbach

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Mark Sanford, the disgraced former Republican governor of South Carolina who faded from the public eye after admitting an extra-marital affair, will try to make a comeback on Tuesday.

Sanford is one of 15 Republicans on Tuesday’s ballot for a special-election primary to fill the House seat vacated by Tim Scott, who was appointed to the Senate, The Washington Times reports.

According to internal polling by several campaigns, Sanford has captured about one-third of likely GOP voters, making him the front-runner.

His most formidable opponents are a collection of state legislators, including Sen. Larry Grooms and Rep. Chip Limehouse.

Teddy Turner, son of CNN creator Ted Turner, is also on the ballot.

Sanford, while stumping in the First Congressional District, which he represented before serving as governor from 2003 to 2011, told National Public Radio that “there’s an amazing reservoir of human grace out there that I didn’t understand or fully comprehend until now.”

“People will give you a second chance,” he said.

“Then at some point you have to forgive yourself as well, and you have to stand back up and try and make a contribution wherever you can.”

Sanford’s downfall began when he went AWOL for several days in 2009.

He initially told his staff that he was going hiking on the Appalachian Trail, but instead secretly flew to Buenos Aires to visit his Argentine mistress — a woman who is now his fiancee.

When the truth was made public, he became a pariah.

His wife soon filed for divorce and published a memoir describing the embarrassing ordeal.

Yet, despite heavy pressure to resign, Sanford finished out his term in January 2011 and has kept a low profile ever since.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Obama to Hollywood Donors: People Are Disenchanted With Politics

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 15:43 PM

President Barack Obama told Hollywood donors gathered at a private home Thursday that most Americans don't have time to  . . .

Obamacare Fight Could Hurt GOP in Swing-State Vote

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 13:29 PM

To appreciate the complex political calculations Republicans now face in attacking Obamacare, consider this: Almost 1.4  . . .

GOP, Conservatives Wage War on the 'War on Women'

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 13:27 PM

Republicans and conservative groups are waging war on the "war against women."
 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved