Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Republican governor disgraced by lying to conceal an extramarital affair, has staged a political comeback and will be sworn in as the newest U.S. House member this week.
Republican Mark Sanford won a special election for a U.S. House seat in South Carolina, staging a political comeback after admitting to an extramarital affair four years ago while he served as the state’s governor.
Republican Mark Sanford will return to the U.S. House after winning a special election last night in South Carolina, staging a comeback four years after scandal tarnished his image while he served as the state’s governor.
Senator Lindsey Graham said his hold on Ernest Moniz’s nomination for energy secretary remains in place after a meeting didn’t clear up the lawmaker’s concern over budget cuts to a plutonium processing plant in his state.
Mark Sanford is the former South Carolina governor who became famous for his claims of a sojourn on the Appalachian Trail that led to the admission of an extramarital affair four years ago. Now he’s asking for voters’ forgiveness and a political comeback.