Mark Sanford announces run for Congress

by - January 17, 2013

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford launched his political comeback Wednesday, announcing his candidacy for the state's vacant congressional seat.

Sanford, a former House member whose political ambitions were thwarted after he admitted to engaging in an extra-marital affair with an Argentinian woman, is seeking the seat of former Rep. Tim Scott, who was appointed to Jim DeMint’s Senate seat. In a statement announcing his candidacy, the former governor sought to frame himself as a fierce conservative who would combat federal spending.

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