Mark Sanford Planning Congressional Comeback Bid
Before he was Governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford was a Congressman for six years. Now, he’s planning a bid to return to Capitol Hill to succeed Tim Scott, who will be elevated to the Senate early next year:
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is launching a political comeback that may begin within days.
Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat he held almost a decade ago, a Republican source familiar with his thinking told CNN late Thursday.
He’s looking all but certain to do it,” said a former top aide to Sanford, who did not want to be identified while prematurely revealing the plans.
A formal announcement will come soon, the source said.
Although the borders have changed over the years, Sanford represented the 1st Congressional District from 1995 through 2001. However, he won’t be the only candidate in the race and, as I noted yesterday, one potential candidate could be Sanford’s former wife Jenny, which would certainly make things interesting.