Report: Boehner Endorses Sanford

Sanford, who left office in 2009 after acknowledging an extramarital affair with an Argentinean woman, is running against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the sister of Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert.

Mark SanfordHouse Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has endorsed disgraced former Governor Mark Sanford (R) in South Carolina’s special election, according to a report Tuesday in The Hill.

The full story, along with the statement from Boehner’s office, can be read here.

Sanford, who left office in 2009 after acknowledging an extramarital affair with an Argentinean woman, is running against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the sister of Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert.

The former Governor is vying to represent South Carolina’s 1st district, a seat that he previously held from 1996-2001.  Tim Scott recently represented the district before being appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Sen. Jim DeMint (R).

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