Sanford votes, says it's a treat to run for office

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Mark Sanford

Mark Sanford

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Former Gov. Mark Sanford has cast his vote in a special congressional primary in South Carolina, saying it is "a treat and a blessing" for him to be able to run for office again.

Sanford is one of 16 Republicans vying in Tuesday's GOP primary in the 1st Congressional District. He walked alone up the street and up a flight of stairs to the polling place in Charleston's historic district.

It's his first election since disappearing while governor in 2009 and then returning to admit an affair with an Argentine woman. They are now engaged. Sanford said after voting that life can be a series of course corrections and that he hopes voters give him a second chance.

There are two Democratic candidates. One is Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)

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