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A Trump Challenger on the Right Calls It Quits

Mark Sanford ends his short Republican challenge

(Newser) - Mark Sanford's 2020 campaign did not get off to an auspicious start . And now, just 60 days after it began, the campaign by the former governor of South Carolina is over, reports the Post and Courier . Sanford called it quits Tuesday during a press conference in New Hampshire, where...

Mark Sanford's Campaign Launch Attracts Almost No One

'Nobody knows me in Philadelphia. I get it,' says Trump GOP challenger

(Newser) - It surely wasn't how Mark Sanford imagined kicking off his presidential campaign . As the Republican challenger to President Trump stood behind a podium at Philadelphia's People's Plaza on Wednesday, the Inquirer 's Anna Orso was the only reporter present. Apart from two aides, an Inquirer photographer,...

Here's What Trump Has to Say About Mark Sanford
Here's What Trump Has to
Say About GOP Challenger

Here's What Trump Has to Say About GOP Challenger

President weighs in on Mark Sanford

(Newser) - We all probably saw this coming: Less than 24 hours after Mark Sanford announced he'd be running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020, President Trump came after the former South Carolina governor. Trump's Monday morning tweets : "When the former Governor of the Great State of South...

Mark Sanford Is Running for President

Trump gets a new GOP challenger

(Newser) - President Trump just picked up another opponent in the Republican primaries: Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, has decided to launch a longshot challenge to the current occupant of the Oval Office, reports the AP . "I am here to tell you now that I am going...

House Candidate Recovering After 2 More Surgeries

'She's a fighter'

(Newser) - South Carolina State Rep. Katie Arrington is in critical but stable condition after two major surgeries following a car crash Friday night, authorities say—and the Republican's associates say it would take a lot more than that to halt her bid for US Congress. Her campaign says she isn'...

Sanford Loses GOP Primary After Trump Attack

President called him 'nothing but trouble'

(Newser) - Rep. Mark Sanford can now spend as much time as he wants hiking the Appalachian Trail : The congressman and South Carolina governor lost his Republican primary Tuesday, hours after a very critical tweet from President Trump, Politico reports. "Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign...

Mark Sanford Splits With Former 'Soul Mate'

Ex-mistress Maria Belen Chapur is now ex-fiancee, too

(Newser) - Mark Sanford's latest Facebook post comes in at 2,346 words, which, for the record, is slightly longer than the 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail. In it, the South Carolina congressman explains that he and fiancee Maria Belen Chapur of Argentina are splitting up, reports the Washington ...

What Is Spitzer Thinking?

 What Is 

What Is Spitzer Thinking?

Comptroller run could heal bruised ego: experts

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is back on the political scene —just like Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner—and apparently tearing up over his past transgressions this morning on Morning Joe. Which makes Politico wonder: What makes these guys tick? The simple answer, from Washington insiders, is egomania. "The essential thing...

Mark Sanford: Past Is Past

 Mark Sanford: 
 Past Is Past 

Mark Sanford: Past Is Past

'Is this Fox News or the National Enquirer?' he asks Chris Wallace

(Newser) - South Carolina's soon-to-be-congressman, Mark Sanford, hit Fox News Sunday this morning, telling Chris Wallace that "the past is the past" and that he's looking "forward to working with the Republican team," reports Politico . “You probably learn more from the valleys of life than you...

Another 'Win' for Sanford: No Court

Trespassing dispute settled between Mark and Jenny Sanford

(Newser) - Everything's just coming up roses for Mark Sanford. The newly (re)minted congressman will not have to spend his second day post-victory in court after all: He has settled with ex-wife Jenny Sanford over a trespassing complaint she filed after he entered her beach house without her consent ... so he...

How Sanford Pulled Off His Shock Victory

And what it means for the GOP ... and Anthony Weiner

(Newser) - Mark Sanford just pulled off a comeback that would make even Robert Downey Jr. envious—from disgrace and national laughing stock four years ago to winning back his former South Carolina House seat last night, despite pundits predicting a win for opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch. How did he do it...

Mark Sanford Defeats Colbert Busch

He wins special election in South Carolina for congressional seat

(Newser) - He's back: Mark Sanford defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch tonight in the special election for a congressional seat in South Carolina. The AP called the race with 71% of precincts reporting and Sanford drawing 54% of the vote. It's a huge comeback for the former governor and congressman—in...

Colbert Busch, Sanford Brawl in Feisty Debate

Ex-gov's affair gets a mention in verbal slugfest

(Newser) - Mark Sanford clashed with Elizabeth Colbert Busch last night in the pair's only debate in their race for a South Carolina congressional seat—and any hope the former governor may have had that his "Appalachian Trail" affair wouldn't be mentioned vanished 25 minutes into the slugfest. "...

Sanford Debates ... Cardboard Pelosi?

And publishes phone numbers without permission

(Newser) - Mark Sanford appears to be bent on digging himself ever deeper into the hole he's in : The latest headline-getting incident involving South Carolina's ex-governor has Sanford publishing the phone numbers of people who called him ... after he invited people to call him in a full-page newspaper ad. Here'...

Already Battered by GOP, Now Dems Hit at Sanford

New ad goes live today

(Newser) - The GOP has pulled the plug on support for Mark Sanford's campaign, but Democrats aren't holding back. They're spending $188,000 to air a new ad hitting Sanford for his "walk down the Appalachian Trail." It'll run in the Charleston and Savannah, Ga., markets...

Jenny Sanford Gets Even
 Jenny Sanford 
 Gets Even 


Jenny Sanford Gets Even

Jason Zengerle sees her fingerprints all over trespassing leak

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford says she's not behind the leaked trespassing complaint against her ex-husband. "It was my understanding that they were to remain sealed," she said yesterday. And that may, technically, be true, writes Jason Zengerle at New York . But her fingerprints are still all over this. "...

National GOP Dumps Sanford
 National GOP 
 Dumps Sanford 

National GOP Dumps Sanford

After new controversy, NRCC cuts off his money

(Newser) - It just keeps getting worse for Mark Sanford. In the wake of the bizarre revelation that his ex-wife has accused him of trespassing , the National Republican Congressional Council has pulled its support for his congressional campaign, reports the Hill . The move comes less than a month before the special election...

Sanford on Trespass: I Was Just Watching Super Bowl

He didn't want son to watch it alone, he says

(Newser) - Mark Sanford has an explanation for that whole trespassing complaint his ex-wife levied against him: He had to watch the big game with his son. It seems the incident took place Feb. 3, and as Sanford explains in a statement obtained by the Hill , "I did indeed watch the...

Ex-Wife Slaps Mark Sanford With Trespassing Complaint

Jenny Sanford not concerned whether complaint affects his election

(Newser) - Mark Sanford has got a date in court two days after his date with voters in May's special congressional election. The former South Carolina governor's ex-wife filed a trespassing complaint after allegedly catching Sanford leaving her home by the back door, using his phone for a flashlight, according...

Colbert Sister's Former Opponent Backs ... Sanford

Ben Frasier says Colbert Busch isn't conservative enough

(Newser) - Well, this can't feel great: The Democrat who opposed Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the primary for a vacant congressional seat has endorsed her Republican opponent, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. Ben Frasier got only 4% of the vote last month against Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist...

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