Former Gov. Mark Sanford Plans Run for Congress …But May Face Former Wife in Primary
Disgraced former Republican Governor Mark Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat he held almost a decade ago. Sanford left office after admitting to an affair with a woman from Argentina in 2009.
It won’t be an easy run for the former governor. Sanford could possibly face his former wife in the Republican primary.
The Politico reported:
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is poised to launch a congressional bid, CNN reports.
Sanford is planning to launch a bid for the seat that GOP Rep. Tim Scott is vacating to fill Jim DeMint’s Senate seat. Sanford held the seat, which encompasses the Charleston and Hilton Head areas, between 1995 and 2001 before becoming governor.
A campaign would mark something of a comeback bid for Sanford, whose political ambitions dimmed after it was revealed that he had engaged in an extramarital affair.
Sanford could face competition, however. Among the potential candidates are state House Majority Whip Jimmy Merrill, state Rep. Chip Limehouse and state Sens. Larry Grooms and Chip Campsen. Jenny Sanford, Mark Sanford’s ex-wife, had also been mentioned as a prospective candidate.