*SANFORD R 54% COLBERT D 45%: Mark Sanford Wins Back Old Congressional Seat!Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:50
*SANFORD [R] 54% COLBERT [D] 45%: Mark Sanford Wins Back Old Congressional Seat!
May 07, 2013 | 8:50 pm EDT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday in a district that hasn’t elected a Democrat in three decades.
The comeback was complete when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote.