Former SC governor tries to make political comeback
BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has decided to make a political comeback. Sanford served from 1995 to 2001 as a congressman for South Carolina's First Congressional District. He feels that it is time to stop apologizing for his extramarital affair and start talking about his run for congress. Sanford says that he is a flawed man but his recent announcement has been met with a positive response and he looks forward to a second chance.
"I've had ups and I've had downs in my life. I've had held two awfully important positions and I've also failed miserably. People have come to me and said look, we're not going to judge you on your worst day more than we judge you on your best day in life. What we're going to do is look at the totality of your 20 years in politics or the whole of your 50 years in this community and judge accordingly and that's all any of us can ask," said Sanford.
Sanford will run for the seat vacated by Rep. Tim Scott, who was just appointed to the First Congressional District Seat by the governor.