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Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, pictured in 2010. Photo by Daniel Acker / Bloomberg

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, pictured in 2010. Photo by Daniel Acker / Bloomberg

Spitzer: Running on Redemption

As governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford went walking on the Appalachian Trail — actually away in Argentina with a mistress — but that didn’t stop him from getting elected again to Congress this year. As a member of Congress,...

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The Facebook wall in New York.

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The Facebook wall in New York.

Rand Paul Writes on Zuckerberg’s Wall, Friends Mark Sanford

Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky with apparent designs on a 2016 presidential campaign, has gone to Iowa, he’s gone to South Carolina and now he’s gone to Silicon Valley. Where he wrote on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall. Literally: I...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford arrives to give his victory speech on May 7, 2013, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Sanford won back his old congressional seat in the state's 1st District in a special election.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford arrives to give his victory speech on May 7, 2013, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Sanford won back his old congressional seat in the state's 1st District in a special election.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 16

That’s how many U.S. House members in the current 113th Congress have served non-consecutive tenures. The total includes Mark Sanford, a South Carolina Republican who was sworn in yesterday to the House, where he previously served from 1995 to 2001....

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, left, conducts a ceremonial swearing-in with U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), center, and his mother Peggy Sanford, right, at the Capitol on May 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, left, conducts a ceremonial swearing-in with U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), center, and his mother Peggy Sanford, right, at the Capitol on May 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Sanford Takes Office, Declaring Himself ‘Humbled’ and Appreciative

Written with Greg Giroux Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor disgraced when he lied about his whereabouts to conceal an extramarital affair, found political redemption May 7 when South Carolina voters elected him to fill a vacant seat in Congress....

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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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