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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:23 PM

Mark Sanford is running for Congress

Source: Washington Post

It’s official (or will be tomorrow): Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford (R) is running in the special election for the state’s 1st district.

“Officially we’re going to announce tomorrow, and then it’s off to the races,” he told the National Review.

The House seat was left vacant earlier this month, when Rep. Tim Scott (R) was appointed to fill the Senate seat vacated by former senator Jim DeMint (R). A special election primary will be held March 19 with a general election on May 7.

Sanford told the conservative magazine that he had thought his political career was over but that “miraculous events” had brought him back. Sanford held the 1st House seat from 1995 to 2001.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/15/mark-sanford-is-running-for-congress/?wprss=rss_election-2012



But is he running for Congress? Or is he "hiking" for Congress?

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Reply Mark Sanford is running for Congress (Original post)
UrbScotty Jan 2013 OP
Suich Jan 2013 #1
DemoTex Jan 2013 #2
SDjack Jan 2013 #3
KamaAina Jan 2013 #4
Tom Ripley Jan 2013 #23
PurpleEngineer Jan 2013 #5
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #6
PurpleEngineer Jan 2013 #8
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #10
olddad56 Jan 2013 #7
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #9
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2013 #12
harmonicon Jan 2013 #30
Faygo Kid Jan 2013 #11
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #13
jmowreader Jan 2013 #15
alp227 Jan 2013 #18
trof Jan 2013 #20
The Second Stone Jan 2013 #31
tanyev Jan 2013 #14
tomm2thumbs Jan 2013 #16
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #17
Godot51 Jan 2013 #19
Nanjing to Seoul Jan 2013 #21
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #22
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2013 #24
gateley Jan 2013 #26
koiwoman53 Jan 2013 #25
47of74 Jan 2013 #27
MADem Jan 2013 #28
harmonicon Jan 2013 #29

Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:29 PM

1. Aren't these guys embarassed, at all???

Like Vitter? I'd be mortified. What ever happened to Sanford's girlfriend?

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:31 PM

2. What an arrogant prick ..

I hope Sanford is shown how little he is liked in SC, especially by women.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:32 PM

3. Here comes the spear point of "family values" GOPers. nt

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:33 PM

4. I assume he's running on his environmental record

preserving the Appalachian Trail in its pristine state.

Oh, right, it was his pristine state.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:29 PM

23. Or his Foreign Relations experience

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Response to PurpleEngineer (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:38 PM

6. say what?

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Response to PurpleEngineer (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:56 PM

10. That's actually a good point. I can't even think of a comeback.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:38 PM

7. The man is just like his dick, no conscience, no memory.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:49 PM

9. Why should his state's voters trust a man who ditched his job as governor,

lied to absolutely everyone about where he was, was completely out of reach, on government time, attending to an illicit relationship thousands of miles from his responsibilities?

Why should anyone imagine he has grown a conscience and would serve his constituents better as a senator?

They've already SEEN how well he respects their votes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:04 PM

12. He just needed a vacation

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:36 AM

30. Why? I think you and I both know why.

Because the "other side" are Democrats, and you know who they are, right? Oh, sure, something about taking away your guns, but the real reason is... oh, what's it called? Oh, that's right: black.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:28 PM

11. Campaign trail instead of Appalachian trail?

Oh wait - he never went to the other one.

Even South Carolina voters aren't stupid enough to put him back in office. I think.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:43 PM

13. Au contraire....I think the stupid vote will over ride the intelligent vote.

Arizona and So. Carolina seem to be racing for the National Dodo trophy of the year.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:33 PM

15. Yes they are

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:37 AM

18. Well, if Louisiana could RE-ELECT the DC Madam client David Vitter,

(and that state has a Dem senator Mary Landrieu) then you never know how South Carolinians will vote! I wonder how many SC evangelicals have "forgiven" Sanford.

(On edit) However I notice at the NationalReview.com comments section (and some threads from december on Free Republic) that the consensus on those sites = no Sanford. But do they necessarily represent the way South Carolina Republicans think?

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Response to alp227 (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:14 AM

20. And Alabama could re-elect fired chief justice Roy '10 Commandments' Moore...

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:33 AM

31. Hiking for Congress instead of running

This is going to be grand.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:51 PM

14. Now he can show off the new missus.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:51 PM

16. He realized the only thing that would get him laid was his political persona


Mojo Hunters!! This Fall on Discovery Channel

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:23 PM

17. When is "run naked day" this year?

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:30 AM

19. He probably has a chance...

... the attention span of the average South Carolinian conservative is less than that of a goldfish. (Don't cry for me, Argentina, I mean Appalachia...)

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:47 AM

21. call the dc call girls. . .the hiker is back

 

and hornier than ever to fuck you and the country.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:00 AM

22. He has a chance.

The cons in SC would crucify a Dem for this but Sanford in their eyes only make a mistake or they would created another excuse.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:42 PM

24. Dave Vitter allowed a prostitute to diaper him

So, why NOT Mark Sanford?

That's the GOP.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:23 PM

26. "Allowed"? Probably begged.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:19 PM

25. Two words: Lindsay Graham and Jim DeMint

These two douche bags get re-elected every year in S.C.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:22 PM

27. Insert a, so to speak, hiking the Appalachian Trail joke here

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:27 AM

28. I wish his EX-WIFE would run against him. She was the brains behind the suit, after all.

He's an idiot.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:32 AM

29. I hope he's not "hiking" for Congress!

None of us want to see that. Oh, shit... what do you think "Running for Congress" might be a euphemism for?! Maybe he means that he's going to get a job as a skyscraper window-washer and combine it with naked puppetry or something.

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