Former South Carolina GOP Gov. Mark Sanford, whose political career was tarnished after he admitted to an extra-marital affair while he was governor, announced Wednesday that he’s running for Congress.
Sanford, who served in the House before becoming governor, is going after the seat of former GOP Rep. Tim Scott, who was appointed senator to replace the retiring Jim DeMint, according to Politico
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"I am running because our country's future is at stake if we don't get our hands around runaway government spending in Washington," Sanford said in a statement. "And given our nation's long-term financial problems, we need more who have shown themselves to be leaders in standing up to the big spenders, regardless of party."
Sanford's ex-wife and long-time political aide Jenny Sanford considered running herself, but announced Monday that she won’t do so.
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