Ex-governor wins S. Carolina runoff
Mark Sanford, then South Carolina's governor, explains his six-day absence from the capital in June 2009.
April 2nd, 2013
09:38 PM ET

Ex-governor wins S. Carolina runoff

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, whose career was sidetracked by an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina, has won a Republican runoff for his old congressional seat.

Former Charleston City Councilman Curtis Bostic conceded Tuesday evening in the South Carolina 1st Congressional District GOP runoff.

The victory sets up a May 7 showdown between Sanford and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a Charleston businesswoman who is the sister of TV comic Stephen Colbert.

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  1. Mr Dalloway

    The poster boy of republican wh ore mon ger s.

    April 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mr Dalloway

    The people who voted Scott aren't so much forgiving as they are stupid.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      Dalloway: LOL. Great comment.

      April 3, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Timothy Young

    We must really have a shortage of capable people in this country. What a shame.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ Mr. Dalloway, that was awesome.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Centre Citizen

    So the conservative, pro family, ultra religious South Carolina votes back into office an admitted adulterer. Is it hypocrisy or forgiveness?

    April 2, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    What exactly is a "runoff"?

    April 2, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    He hasnt won an election yet, just chosen as the candidate to run for the Republican party correct? So its the party thats the hypocrit, not the people of S.Carolina.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

    really it has nothing to do with him being a cheat as much it appears sc-voters prefer to put "anything" in office rather than vote apparently for woman...its 2013 people!

    April 3, 2013 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. ronvan

    Soooo is this the "example" of what our children should follow or learn from?

    April 3, 2013 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    If he won the runoff, what the heck were the other candidates like?

    April 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, ik,r? And his fianee now is the mistress he had when he was married. Im guessin they knew none of them will win next to Colbert anyway, so they opted out.

    April 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mr Dalloway

    Do as I say, my puppets, not as I do, I'm Mark Sanford and I endorse this.

    April 3, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |