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South Carolina Special Election

15 People We'd Rather Elect Than Mark Sanford

Posted 05.08.2013 | Comedy

There is no shortage of people named either "Mark" or "Sanford" who we'd rather see hold public office than congressman-elect Mark Sanford, the philan...

GOP Win Illustrates Dems' Deep South Futility

Salon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

There was a certain futility to Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s congressional campaign, one that had nothing to do with her and everything to do with the ...

Sanford, Colbert Busch Face Off In Epic Contest

Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

By BRUCE SMITH, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C. — It's now up to voters render a verdict on former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's quest...

Justice Department To Monitor South Carolina Election

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday's special election to...

New Poll Shows Momentum For Sanford

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

Days ahead of Tuesday's special election for South Carolina's open congressional seat, a new poll shows former Gov. Mark Sanford (R) gaining momentum ...

Colbert Busch Holds 'Advantage' In Personality-Driven Race

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., May 2 (Reuters) - In a U.S. House race where personalities have overshadowed politics, Democratic ...

What We Missed in Mark Sanford's Divorce Papers

Laurin Manning | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Laurin Manning

Court documents related to Mark and Jenny Sanford's divorce have focused almost entirely on the complaint filed by Jenny Sanford alleging that her ex-husband had trespassed on her property. The other court documents leaked to the press, however, have largely been ignored.

Sanford Falls Behind Opponent In Key Area

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) is losing the money race in his special election comeback bid to fill the state's 1st Distri...

Super PAC Targeting Mark Sanford Discloses Its Donors

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

House Majority PAC, which is dedicated to electing Democrats to Congress' lower chamber, became the first major super PAC to file a disclosure report ...

Jason Linkins

Ron Paul Endorses Mark Sanford, Because #YOLO | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

The past week for Mark hasn't been good. He's down nine points in the reliably Republican South Carolina 1st District to his Democrat...

Colbert Busch Gains In Key Category

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Colbert Busch raised $874,065 over the past two months in preparation for her special election matchup against former South Ca...

Super PAC Ad Hits Mark Sanford With Unwelcome Reminder

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

House Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC, has entered the South Carolina congressional special election with $600,000-plus advertising buy, targetin...

GOP Attacks Colbert Busch With Reinvented 'Words With Friends' Site

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The National Republican Congressional Committee has developed a tongue-in-cheek website to attack South Carolina congressional candidate, Elizabeth Co...

Sanford, Colbert Busch Primed For Battle

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., April 4 (Reuters) - Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch kicked off her general election campaign for ...

Scott Special Election Ordered

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) ordered a special election Wednesday to fill the House seat of Tim Scott, who is moving to the Senate to fill the ...