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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and his fiancee, Maria Belen Chapur, at his primary election victory party.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and his fiancee, Maria Belen Chapur, at his primary election victory party.

Sanford Hiking Washington Trail Again – For Real

So it wasn’t that close after all. Why would it have been, in a congressional district that Republican Mitt Romney carried by 18 percentage points in November. Because: – The Republican candidate who won, former Gov. Mark Sanford, went off...

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Campaign signs are stuck in a lawn as Elizabeth Colbert Busch speaks to media after casting her vote in a special election runoff with former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford for a seat in the 1st Congressional District on May 7, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Campaign signs are stuck in a lawn as Elizabeth Colbert Busch speaks to media after casting her vote in a special election runoff with former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford for a seat in the 1st Congressional District on May 7, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

South Carolina Election Viewers’ Guide

Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch faced the voters today in a special election in South Carolina’s 1st District in and around Charleston. Sanford, a former governor and congressman seeking a return to political life four years after...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, center, speaks with voters, Joan Cobb, at left, and her father Harold Turner, at right, and reporters at Orlando's Pizza in Daniel Island, S.C., on May 6, 2013.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, center, speaks with voters, Joan Cobb, at left, and her father Harold Turner, at right, and reporters at Orlando's Pizza in Daniel Island, S.C., on May 6, 2013.

Sanford ‘Worn Out’ on ‘Judgment Day’

Count Mark Sanford as a vote against expanding background checks for gun-buyers. Count Sanford as a vote against the immigration bill from a bipartisan group of senators. That’s if the vote-count in South Carolina’s special congressional election today goes the...

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Republican candidate for the open Congressional seat of South Carolina, Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, greets U.S. House of Representatives Democratic candidate for the state of South Carolina Elizabeth Colbert Busch following their debate at the Citadel on April 29, 2013 in Charleston.

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Republican candidate for the open Congressional seat of South Carolina, Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, greets U.S. House of Representatives Democratic candidate for the state of South Carolina Elizabeth Colbert Busch following their debate at the Citadel on April 29, 2013 in Charleston.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 58%

That’s the share of the vote Republican Mitt Romney received last year in South Carolina’s 1st District, which is hosting a special House election today (read about that race and the broader fight for control of the House here). The...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford makes a note on a piece of paper during the NAACP 1st Congressional District political forum on on April 30, 2013 in Goose Creek, S.C.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford makes a note on a piece of paper during the NAACP 1st Congressional District political forum on on April 30, 2013 in Goose Creek, S.C.

Sanford Losing Money Race in S.C.

Democratic congressional nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, holds the financial  edge over former Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in the South Carolina special election taking place Tuesday. Colbert Busch raised $1.2 million through April 17, including $38,250...

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Vice President Joe Biden at the South Carolina Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner May 3, 2013, in Columbia, SC.

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Vice President Joe Biden at the South Carolina Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner May 3, 2013, in Columbia, SC.

Cruz, Biden: Early Eyes on Second-Tier Race, New Attacks, Old School

Republican Ted Cruz, as our friends at Politico point out this morning, will be roughly the same age as Democrat Joe Biden was when he launched his first campaign for president in 1987, should the freshman senator from Texas declare...

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House of Representatives Democratic candidate for the state of South Carolina Elizabeth Colbert Busch, listens to her opponent Republican candidate for the open Congressional seat of South Carolina, Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, during their debate at the Citadel on April 29, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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House of Representatives Democratic candidate for the state of South Carolina Elizabeth Colbert Busch, listens to her opponent Republican candidate for the open Congressional seat of South Carolina, Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, during their debate at the Citadel on April 29, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Sanford vs. Colbert Busch in Debate

Former South Carolina Republican Gov. Mark Sanford promoted his anti-spending views, and Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch touted her political independence in their only debate before a May 7 election in a vacant U.S. House district. Sanford, seeking a political...

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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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Elizabeth Colbert Busch, left, sister of Comedian Stephen Colbert, during a campaign fundraiser breakfast at ILA Hall on February 24, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Elizabeth Colbert Busch, left, sister of Comedian Stephen Colbert, during a campaign fundraiser breakfast at ILA Hall on February 24, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Colbert Busch: No ‘Party Line’

Elizabeth Colbert Busch won’t win a special election next month in South Carolina by playing up her affiliation with the Democratic Party. Seeking the seat in a Republican-tilting district in and around Charleston, the business development executive and older sister...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford hugs friend Julia Flood of Mount Pleasant, S.C., after he voted in Charleston, S.C., on April 2, 2013.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford hugs friend Julia Flood of Mount Pleasant, S.C., after he voted in Charleston, S.C., on April 2, 2013.

Why South Carolina’s Special Election Is Bizarre

The special election in South Carolina’s Charleston-area 1st District has atypical timing (May 7), will generate low voter-turnout and pits the sister of a television celebrity against a former governor seeking redemption after scandal. Simply put, it’s an unusual race....

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