Remember Mark Sanford? He ran off with a lady friend while Governor of South Carolina and thereby graciously gave the world the phrase “hiking the Appalachian trail” as a euphemism for illicit sexytime.
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Citing sources close to Sanford, The Weekly Standard said that the former governor will announce his candidacy early next week, before the Jan. 18 filing deadline for those who wish to run in a special election to fill the vacant seat of Tim Scott.
If you've forgotten, Mark Sanford left the state of South Carolina essentially ungoverned while he went off to Argentina to have a sweaty meet-up with his "soul mate". Then returned, made a tearful mea-culpa, remained in office through the end of his term despite calls for his resignation from his own party, and got divorced.
Evidently the gal from Buenos Aires was not as soul matey as expected, because Mark Sanford still resides in our country, and now he's going to run for the House of Representatives, to fill the seat vacated by Tim Scott when he was appointed to replace Jim DeMint. Note: I believe the preceding is the first sentence ever in history to mention Mark Sanford, Tim Scott, and Jim DeMint.
Anyway, then there's this from the not-completely-reputable NY Daily News:
The philandering former governor of South Carolina and his more popular ex-wife are reportedly both considering a run at the same congressional office.As George Takei would say, "Oh myyyyyyy". If they held televised debates the bowl of popcorn required would be the size of a bathtub.
Mark and Jenny Sanford are both eying the seat that will soon be vacated by Rep. Tim Scott, who was appointed on Monday to replace Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate, Roll Call reported.