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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:48 AM

Mark Sanford vs. Jenny Sanford race possible

Source: Washington Post

The Republican primary to replace Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) could pit former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford against his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford.

Scott was tapped by Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to replace resigning Sen. Jim DeMint (R). That means a special election for Scott’s House seat will take place in 2013.

Jenny Sanford was on Haley’s Senate short list, and Roll Call reports that she is considering a House bid. But so is her former husband, who famously admitted to a love affair with an Argentinian woman. (He and his former mistress are now engaged.)




Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/18/mark-sanford-vs-jenny-sanford-race-possible/



There's a debate I'd pay money to attend...

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Reply Mark Sanford vs. Jenny Sanford race possible (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 2012 OP
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #1
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #5
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #12
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #16
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #11
Mass Dec 2012 #2
iandhr Dec 2012 #3
Enrique Dec 2012 #4
Bigmack Dec 2012 #6
Kelvin Mace Dec 2012 #7
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #8
Liberal_Stalwart71 Dec 2012 #10
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #13
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #17
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #18
jmowreader Dec 2012 #14
mainer Dec 2012 #9
Tom Ripley Dec 2012 #19
JI7 Dec 2012 #15
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #20
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #21
CTyankee Dec 2012 #22

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:50 AM

1. "While my worthy opponent was off fucking his mistress, I was at home trying to create policies!"

I'd pay money to see it too.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:32 PM

5. You forgot "...f**king his mistress on the Appalachian Trail."

Story is just not as interesting without that part.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:48 PM

12. He was "hiking" the Appalachian Trail

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which happens to have a little-known branch that ran to Argentina.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:14 PM

16. I claim poetic license.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:40 PM

11. LOL!



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:51 AM

2. That could be an interesting primary.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:55 AM

3. Just when I thought I've seen it all.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:58 AM

4. wow

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:58 PM

6. Come on! Doesn't this sound like

the end of the Roman empire to you? But I bet the REALLY good stories are still to come!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:04 PM

7. This is the very definition of shameless

How people like Sanford can even show their face in public is a mystery to me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:21 PM

8. Does Mark Sanford stil HAVE supporters in SC?



If so...why?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:32 PM

10. In fact he does. Even after all that, his approval ratings were higher than Nikki Haley's

Of course that's lowering the bar because she was pretty unpopular. I don't know what her numbers look like at this point.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:49 PM

13. He's a Republican

so, any wrongs he commits before today can be written off as a youthful indiscretion.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:07 PM

17. How can Republicans have "youthful indiscretions" when they were never actually YOUNG.

Every 'Pug politician I've met always acts like they were born 55 years old.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:45 AM

18. when married Henry Hyde had an affair

with a woman that was also married, he blamed it on youthful indiscretions, even though he was in his 40s when the affair started. (He of the infamous Hyde amendment about abortion.)

I think Arnold Schwarzenegger did similar - said he was a bad man when he was younger, even though the most recent accusation was only several months earlier.

I know a few others said similar, but I'm drawing a blank on the names.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:25 PM

9. Better than any reality TV show!

Does it get any more entertaining than this?

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Response to mainer (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:33 PM

19. Only if they had a NASCAR race against each other

It is South Carolina

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:27 PM

15. would love to see that

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:38 PM

20. Time to stock up on popcorn

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:46 PM

21. Ex-S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, best known for cheating on wife, wants to run for Congress

Ex-S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, best known for cheating on wife, wants to run for Congress
By Andrew Shain

The State / McClatchy-Tribune News Service
mercurynews.com
Posted: 12/21/2012 10:30:13 AM PST
December 21, 2012 6:31 PM GMTUpdated: 12/21/2012 10:30:14 AM PST

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former Gov. Mark Sanford, who became notorious for claiming he was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he was actually visiting a lover in Argentina, is 90 percent certain to run for the congressional seat that he once held, two knowledgeable sources told The State on Friday.

Sanford, whose 2009 affair while he was governor damaged his political aspirations at the time, is not expected to formally announce his run until U.S. Rep. Tim Scott is sworn into the U.S. Senate on Jan. 3.

Scott was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday to succeed Jim DeMint, who is resigning to become the new head of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. A special election will be held in the spring to fill Scott's seat, which includes much of the South Carolina coast. Filing starts three weeks after Scott is sworn in.

Sanford has name recognition and a $100,000 head start with money left over in his congressional election fund from 12 years ago, experts said. He likely has cleared several hurdles in all-but-deciding to run, sources said.

More:
http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_22239676/ex-s-c-gov-mark-sanford-best-known?source=rss

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 09:55 AM

22. Please let this just be a joke. If not, I hope the saner people in South Carolina will

step up and prevent this from happening.

What an appalling idea.

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