Mark Sanford Wins Runoff Election For Congress
Former Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford has won the nomination of the Republican Party for the Special Election in South Carolina’s First Congressional District:
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has cleared another hurdle in his bid for a political comeback, defeating a former county council member to win the GOP nomination for a vacant U.S. House seat.
With 78 percent of precincts reporting, Sanford had about 56 percent of the vote to 44 percent for Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston County Council member. The candidates were vying Tuesday in a GOP runoff in the 1st Congressional District, which covers the south coast.
Sanford will face Elizabeth Colbert (kohl-BURT’) Busch and Green Party candidate Eugene Platt in a May special election. She is the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR’).
Yes, it’s amusing that the state newspaper of South Carolina chose to emphasize the phoentic pronunciation of Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s name as opposed to her famous brother’s pronunciation.
This is going to be a fun little election to watch. Election Day is May 7th.