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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters at Hay Tire & Automotive in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on April 22, 2013.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters at Hay Tire & Automotive in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on April 22, 2013.

Mark Sanford Down 9 Points in S.C.

  Colbert and politics. It started as a joke — the popular host of Comedy Central’s Colbert report running for president of South Carolina and opening his own super-PAC. Now it’s no joke — Stephen Colbert’s sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch,...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.

Mark Sanford’s ‘Ping-Pong Match’

Updated at 5:25 pm EDT Mark Sanford played “a ping-pong match” in his gut. He won, deciding to go for an open congressional seat after bowing out of public life a few years back following an extramarital affair that coined...

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Mark Sanford participates in a panel discussion on international investment moderated in Washington in this file photo.

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Mark Sanford participates in a panel discussion on international investment moderated in Washington in this file photo.

Mark Sanford ‘Off to the Races’

Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman who acknowledged an extramarital affair in 2009, is seeking a return to political life by running for a vacant U.S. House seat. “Officially we’re going to announce tomorrow, and then it’s...

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