11/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bauer Gives Sanford Resignation Deadline

Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer met with seniors in Greer on Thursday to talk about health-care reform, but the event soon turned to politics when Bauer said his offer to forgo a run for governor if Gov. Mark Sanford resigns is only good through next month.

"This was really about health care, but when you open up the floor, you get a multitude of questions," he said. "I'll probably announce in the latter part of October, and until I announce, I said I'll just take myself out the running if he'll step down. But I have to start my campaign at some point."

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