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SC gov. to discuss possible ethics probe on travel

CONWAY, SC (AP) - A spokesman says South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is ready to discuss a possible ethics probe into his travel. A spokesman says the Republican will talk about the inquiry during a news conference Friday in Conway.

Attorney General Henry McMaster asked ethics investigators to look into the governor's travel records after an Associated Press investigation revealed Sanford used state planes for personal and political trips, which state law prohibits, and took pricey commercial flights.

Sanford has refused for weeks to say if he would make a potential probe public, which only he can do. On Thursday, Sanford called a separate travel investigation "selective outrage."

Sanford's travels have come under scrutiny after he disappeared in June, returning to confess an affair with an Argentine woman.

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