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Mark Sanford Wins Back House Seat, South Carolina Condones Adultery, Opposes Gay Rights

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Looks like the good ole’ boy Republican network of South Carolina have done it again as serial adulterer Mark Sanford will be dusting off his hiking boots and hitting the trail back to Washington, DC and Congress.

Disgraced ex-South Carolina governor Mark Sanford won his bid for redemption on Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch for his old seat in Congress. Sanford, a Republican who admitted an extramarital affair in 2009, was ready to quit politics for good if he was not victorious in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. He will replace Republican Tim Scott, who was appointed to the Senate.

The former governor — once a rising GOP star considered presidential material — was an early favorite in the Republican district, which Mitt Romney carried by 18 percentage points in the 2012 election. But the revelation that Sanford’s ex-wife, Jenny, accused the candidate of trespassing at her home caused the National Republican Congressional Committee to withdraw its support in mid-April and gave Colbert Busch an opening.

ONLY in the GOP could someone be considered a “rising star” and “presidential material” whos a
proven liar.  adulterer.  and used public money to fund his sexcapades abroad.

As for the South Carolinians who voted for Polident Sanford, “Stupid is as stupid does” certainly seems to fit in this instance.

Run Mark Run!

 

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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