Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has cleared another hurdle in his bid for a political comeback, defeating a former county council member to win the GOP nomination for a vacant U.S. House seat.
With 78 percent of precincts reporting, Sanford had about 58 percent of the vote to 41 percent for Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston County Council member. The candidates were vying Tuesday in a GOP runoff in the 1st Congressional District, which covers the south coast.
In response to:
I commented on TH when it was first reported that he was running. Among other things, I commented that Sanford is morally and mentally unfit to hold office. Questioned why the GOP estab would not put pressure on him not to run. Maybe they did--we'll never know. Their track record as of late does not inspire confidence that they have the best interest of constituents in mind. I figured the only saving grace might be the hope of the good sense of the voters in that district to know better--to know right from wrong, and vote accordingly. Those voters have themselves to blame. For shame. Sanford should spend the rest of his life in silent political exile, begging forgiveness of all who he has hurt. For shame, S. Carolina.
- Snowden: I asked Putin that softball question on surveillance to start a public debate in Russia Allahpundit 19 minutes ago
- The Obama admin is delaying the Keystone XL review process through the election. Yes, again. Erika Johnsen 1 hour ago
- Rubio on immigration: I think Republicans have reached a point of “irreconcilable differences” with Obama Allahpundit 2 hours ago
- Report: Energy production on federal lands is still declining Erika Johnsen 3 hours ago
- Maybe Democrats should be more worried about their own billionaire allies Ed Morrissey 4 hours ago
- Boehner reassures GOP donors: I’m “hellbent” on passing immigration reform this year Allahpundit 5 hours ago