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*SANFORD R 54% COLBERT D 45%: Mark Sanford Wins Back Old Congressional Seat!

*SANFORD [R] 54% COLBERT [D] 45%: Mark Sanford Wins Back Old Congressional Seat!

Associated Press
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.

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The fact that the Green Party guy..

didn't win in a landslide proves one of two things: 1. Either the people of this district and completely brain dead, or 2. The voting is rigged there, too.
You've got the choice of a proven lying cheat, an ultra-liberal who will tax you to death or a guy who has had nothing to do with any of that stuff. When are the sheeple going to come to thier senses?

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry


Did this district vote for Gingrich over Ron Paul in their 2012 primary?

If There Was Any Vote Fraud, It Would be Hard To Tell If Ron Won

They are very conservative in that district. Remember Ron Paul is not only a conservative, he is really a libertarian. That is a foreign term for many old fashion southern folk who probable voted for Gingrich thinking he is / was a conservative, which he is not.

Gingrich is an establishment hack who votes the way he is told. If there is a dime in it for him, he'll sell his soul and his mother for a buck..

We have enough of those "Fake" conservatives already..

The short of it is I really don't know if Ron Paul out voted him in that district..

Mark Sanford Has Never Lost An Election

Ron Paul said that when he and Mark Sanford were in the house together, they voted alike several times. Ron has a lot of faith in mark and so do i.

I always believe Mark Sanford had what it took to be a good prez, However, in light of the fact he wandered from his commitment to be faithful, hurting his entire family, It may be awhile before he could be viable or rather a credible candidate for the job.

I think he learned alot from this horrible experience. It was a wake up call and I hope and pray he will serv "The people"e well.

Did a majority of eligible voters, vote?

A Congressional District represents about 500,000.

Majority Rules!

It doesn't leave the winner any authority to pass or enforce unconstitutional restrictions or laws.

Free includes debt-free!

He's won, lets see how he

He's won, lets see how he does. Does t anybody find it suspicious that the RNC didn't support him, Boehners not happy about him coming in, yet Ron Paul, Rand Paul and Tom Davis all endorsed him? Why would they put their integrity on the line out there if they werent sure of something? Not saying Sanford's gonna be a champion of liberty, but what I outlined above makes me optimistic

revived a scandal-scarred political career

Well, if Newt Gingrich can do it, anyone can...remember, Newt won the SC GOP 2012 primary (still blows my mind).

So, SC voters need not comment on Sanford's past, would be rather hypocritical, IMO.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Ron Paul the Kingmaker?

I didn't see Sanford winning this. Good for Ron for honoring his commitment and not taking his endorsement back.

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

everyone losst either way

they went from a wonderful tim scott ,,, to either of these 2

Colbert is certainly no prize

I watched the debate,,, and Sanford is a slimeball politician

it was dripping off him,,,, yes he's conservative,,, but certainly no representative of liberty and strong beliefs and principled, constitutional voting

he will disappoint and sell out behind the scenes

we need better

Yeah, maybe the people in his

Yeah, maybe the people in his district are ok with this POS but I certainly wouldn't want him as my rep. He proved he is a worthless servant of the people when he was governor.

My understanding was that he was a pretty good governor

Aside from having an affair that is. He did have a penchant for heavy use of a veto to cut spending, and hold government to a smaller size. He did this even against a republican state house, so it wasn't just partisan political posturing. I must say the big wigs in the Republican party were only too happy to throw him under the bus, and were ready for any reason not to support him in this election. Those two things alone speak volumes about where he stands from a conservative governing point of view.

Josh Brueggen
Jack of all Trades
Precinct Commiteeman Precinct 5 Rock Island Co Illinois

I agree

I don't care who endorsed him, including Dr. Paul. He is a POS.

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He was endorsed by Ron Paul.

Does that make Ron Paul a traitor and a sellout?

Rand will need support and endorsements in SC come 2016

Hopefully Rand and Ron have this one in their pocket for supporting Sanford when the chips were down. I must say, while I don;t approve of the affair, at least half of all people who get married end up divorced, and probably more than half cheat at some point (I don't know that there are any stats on that) so even in his sleazeiness Sanford is just a mainstream kind of guy.

Josh Brueggen
Jack of all Trades
Precinct Commiteeman Precinct 5 Rock Island Co Illinois


and ron paul isn't god or always perfect and dr paul is and was a politician

jesse Benton, point made

Colbert, politics is no

Colbert, politics is no laughing matter, that is all.

Southern Agrarian

I am very surprised.

She threw around the "Colbert" name, Steven pimped for her, and every time they printed the name "Sanford" they put "scandal" in the headline...

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Sanford's strategy paid off

which was to target Nancy Pelosi. The left mocked him for staging a debate against a cardboard cutout of Pelosi prior to his debate with Colbert Busch, but he had the last laugh.

www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50145542n (debating cardboard cutout appears after a commercial)

His focus may have suggested an effective GOP strategy to get Pelosi in 2014. What is more frightening than the prospect of Pelosi as Speaker of the House? A radio discussion this weekend stated he mentioned her name 32 times in his speech.

Ron Paul endorsed him

That's good enough for me. (Also his voting record is epic)

Senator Peter Schiff 2016


dr paul isn't infallible

he hired, refused to fire jesse Benton,,,trygve olsen
,,blackballed tom woods
the news letter,,, borat

sounds rather dronish when people use that line

I think the key here is the voting record

We should be always focused on ACTIONS not words. Sanfords actions were actually very pro-liberty, certainly withing the top few percent of all politicians.

Josh Brueggen
Jack of all Trades
Precinct Commiteeman Precinct 5 Rock Island Co Illinois

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I'm glad.

He will help us in the House.


im glad too

im glad too