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May 15, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Mark Sanford, after a detour to the governor's office and, infamously, to Argentina, is back in Washington as a member of Congress.  The former three-term congressman and two-term governor was sworn in Wednesday as the representative for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, after a comeback victory in a special election last week. In brief remarks after taking the oath of office, Sanford declared himself "humbled" to return. "Each one of our lives involve different journeys.
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May 15, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Mark Sanford, after a detour to the governor's office and, infamously, to Argentina, is back in Washington as a member of Congress.  The former three-term congressman and two-term governor was sworn in Wednesday as the representative for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, after a comeback victory in a special election last week. In brief remarks after taking the oath of office, Sanford declared himself "humbled" to return. "Each one of our lives involve different journeys.
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NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
In April 1861, South Carolina fired the first shots of the Civil War. Almost exactly 152 years later, it may have fired the final shots of the Republican Party's culture war. South Carolinians on Tuesday elected former Gov. Mark Sanford to the House of Representatives, handing him a convincing victory over Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Now, admittedly, she wasn't the strongest of candidates -- her main claim to fame, face it, is that she's the sister of late-night TV satirist Stephen Colbert.
OPINION
May 10, 2013
Re "Mark Sanford is back in the game," May 8 South Carolina proved that it is possible to talk a dog off of a meat wagon with its election of disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford to his old House seat in Congress. The Republican candidate proved to the world that you can have your cake and eat it too with his undeserved victory. Bill Clinton has nothing on him. And now the party of family values has a new standard-bearer in South Carolina for ethics, integrity, duty, responsibility and family loyalty.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2009 | Richard Fausset
A resolution calling for the impeachment of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is expected to be filed with the state House of Representatives today, setting up what could be an ugly and protracted battle between the Legislature and a scandal-plauged lame-duck governor who has vowed to stay until his term expires in early 2011. The measure is expected to be filed by Republican State Rep. F. Gregory Delleney Jr., according to The State newspaper in Columbia. But the matter could take some time to resolve.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Two years after Mark Sanford left the South Carolina governor's office tarred by an adultery scandal, he has completed an unlikely political comeback to win a special congressional election. Sanford defeated Democratic neophyte Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of late-night satirist Stephen Colbert, in the Republican-leaning 1st District. He reclaims a House seat he once held for three terms. The bitter race had been expected to be tight, but the Associated Press called it for Sanford about 8:30 p.m. - 90 minutes after the polls closed.
NATIONAL
March 3, 2013 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
CHARLESTON, S.C. - With election day just over two weeks away, the road from the Appalachian Trail to redemption is starting to get a little muddy for former Republican high-flier Mark Sanford. Sanford was a popular governor and promising presidential prospect until a sex scandal derailed him. And no run-of-the-mill scandal: While governor, Sanford disappeared from view and a spokesman claimed he was hiking the Appalachians - only to have it become known that he actually was making a clandestine visit to his mistress in Argentina.
NATIONAL
March 19, 2013 | By Paul West
WASHINGTON - Former Gov. Mark Sanford took a big step on the road to political redemption Tuesday, topping a large field of Republican candidates in the special election for a South Carolina congressional seat. A onetime rising star in the GOP, Sanford sidetracked his career with an extramarital affair that became an international sensation. But in his first race since leaving the governor's office two years ago, he finished far ahead of 15 Republican primary opponents, with almost three times as many votes as his nearest competitor.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Mark Sanford said his surprisingly strong victory in a special election Tuesday is a testament to South Carolina's forgiving tradition, and he vowed to be a watchdog for taxpayers in his district when he returns to Congress. Sanford, whose political career appeared over when he left the governor's office in 2011 hobbled by the fallout of an extramarital affair, defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch by 9 percentage points in the 1st District race. The winning margin was wider than expected despite the region's strong GOP tilt.
NATIONAL
May 8, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Two years after Mark Sanford left the South Carolina governor's office tarred by an adultery scandal, he has completed an unlikely political comeback to win a special congressional election, holding the seat for Republicans. Sanford defeated Democratic neophyte Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of the late-night satirist Stephen Colbert, in the Republican-leaning 1st Congressional District on Tuesday. He reclaims a House seat he once held for three terms. The bitter race had been expected to be tight, but the Associated Press called it just 90 minutes after the polls closed.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
In April 1861, South Carolina fired the first shots of the Civil War. Almost exactly 152 years later, it may have fired the final shots of the Republican Party's culture war. South Carolinians on Tuesday elected former Gov. Mark Sanford to the House of Representatives, handing him a convincing victory over Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Now, admittedly, she wasn't the strongest of candidates -- her main claim to fame, face it, is that she's the sister of late-night TV satirist Stephen Colbert.
NATIONAL
May 8, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Two years after Mark Sanford left the South Carolina governor's office tarred by an adultery scandal, he has completed an unlikely political comeback to win a special congressional election, holding the seat for Republicans. Sanford defeated Democratic neophyte Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of the late-night satirist Stephen Colbert, in the Republican-leaning 1st Congressional District on Tuesday. He reclaims a House seat he once held for three terms. The bitter race had been expected to be tight, but the Associated Press called it just 90 minutes after the polls closed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
It would be too easy to make fun of the good Christian voters of South Carolina's 1st Congressional District who saw fit to return their disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford to the office he once held. I won't do it. Well, maybe just a little. Sanford, whose political rise was fueled by his conservative principles and focus on family values, did not stay true to his wife. But in the end, the voters in South Carolina's 1st stayed true to him. Oh sure, they weren't too high on him in 2009.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- Mark Sanford said his surprisingly strong victory in a special election Tuesday is a testament to South Carolina's forgiving tradition, and he vowed to be a watchdog for taxpayers in his district when he returns to Congress. Sanford, whose political career appeared over when he left the governor's office in 2011 hobbled by the fallout of an extramarital affair, defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch by 9 percentage points in the 1st District race. The winning margin was wider than expected despite the region's strong GOP tilt.
NEWS
May 7, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Two years after Mark Sanford left the South Carolina governor's office tarred by an adultery scandal, he has completed an unlikely political comeback to win a special congressional election. Sanford defeated Democratic neophyte Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of late-night satirist Stephen Colbert, in the Republican-leaning 1st District. He reclaims a House seat he once held for three terms. The bitter race had been expected to be tight, but the Associated Press called it for Sanford about 8:30 p.m. - 90 minutes after the polls closed.
NATIONAL
May 6, 2013 | By Paul West
The high-profile House race between former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is going down to the wire as a dead heat, according to a Democratic poll released Sunday night. The survey, by Public Policy Polling, shows Republican Sanford with a statistically insignificant 47%-46% advantage heading into Tuesday's special election.  Green Party candidate Eugene Platt, whose campaign symbol is a frog and whose slogan is "leap of faith," is getting 4%, according to the poll.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2009 | Richard Fausset
So this was how the bizarre story of South Carolina's missing governor would end: with a sad and shocking South American twist. It turns out there was another woman for Gov. Mark Sanford, the married champion of conservative values -- a woman in Buenos Aires, one whom his hometown paper has identified only as "Maria." Their romance blossomed a year ago, after seven years of friendship and the exchange of ideas.
NATIONAL
July 1, 2009 | Associated Press
Gov. Mark Sanford declared his Argentine mistress his soul mate Tuesday but said he was committed to reconciling with his wife in hopes of saving his family and what was left of his political career. Sanford, who also admitted meeting his lover more times than he had previously claimed, said in emotional interviews that he had "crossed lines" with other women during 20 years of marriage.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2013 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
CHARLESTON, S.C. - At a harborside reception overlooking Ft. Sumter, where the Civil War began, Mark Sanford batted away a TV reporter's question about the latest insult to his comeback campaign: an unwanted endorsement from pornographer Larry Flynt. Hours earlier, the former governor had been asked about a billboard message on a South Carolina interstate from a marital infidelity website. Under a blowup of a grinning Sanford, the site advised him to use its online service to find his next "running mate.
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Paul West
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, debating for the first and only time in his comeback campaign for Congress, professed not to hear when his opponent brought up the Appalachian Trail. But there's little doubt that voters have already heard the message from Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the Democrat who hopes Sanford's personal scandals will allow her to win this usually Republican, Charleston-area district. As the contest enters its final week, her negative advertising against Sanford, the Republican, has flooded TV and radio airwaves.
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