Merry Christmas!

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After an especially busy past few weeks in Congress, it is nice to return to the Lowcountry for a while. The holiday season is always one of my favorites and I am especially looking forward to having some down time with the boys over the coming weeks. As they continue to grow and more of…[Read More]

SANFORD FILES FOR REELECTION IN 1ST DISTRICT

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SANFORD FILES FOR REELECTION IN 1ST DISTRICT   (Charleston, SC) – Today Representative Mark Sanford formally announced he will seek reelection in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District and filed the appropriate paperwork with the South Carolina Republican Party.   “I decided to run for this seat last January because of my concern over our country’s financial future…[Read More]

FREEDOMWORKS ENDORSES SANFORD

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FREEDOMWORKS ENDORSES SANFORD   (Charleston, SC) – Today, Representative Mark Sanford received the endorsement of FreedomWorks PAC, a 6 million member grassroots organization that is committed to promoting free markets and individual liberty.   “Mark Sanford is a champion of pro-freedom legislation, and is one of a handful of grassroots-backed representatives who came to Washington and actually did…[Read More]

SANFORD RECEIVES 100% RATING FROM THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION

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SANFORD RECEIVES 100% RATING FROM THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION   CHARLESTON, SC – Today, Representative Mark Sanford received the “ACU Conservative” award from the American Conservative Union for his 100% voting record in 2013.   The American Conservative Union is one of the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organizations, and since 1971, has annually graded Members of Congress…[Read More]

Club for Growth Recognizes Sanford

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SANFORD RECEIVES CLUB FOR GROWTH’S DEFENDER OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM AWARD   CHARLESTON, SC – Today, Representative Mark Sanford received the “Defender of Economic Freedom Award” from the Club for Growth, based off the votes he has taken since assuming office in May 2013.  Sanford received a 95% rating for 2013 and was the 16th highest…[Read More]

Sanford Op-Ed in Post and Courier: Congressional Deal Doesn’t End The Larger Debate

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If you have a minute, take a look at the op-ed I wrote for today’s Post and Courier about what we can takeaway from the shutdown and where we go from here: http://bit.ly/1hYDs94    

Sanford Addresses 2013 LPAC Convention

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In September I had the privilege of addressing the 2013 Liberty Political Action Conference in Virginia. You can watch my remarks below:

Post and Courier: Sanford’s Take On Government Shutdown

In this morning’s Post and Courier is an op-ed I wrote regarding the government shutdown and delaying Obamacare. If you have the time, I’d ask that you give it a read… You can read the piece here.

Tropical Storm Andrea Information

Tropical Storm Andrea has the potential to create extreme weather across the district, given it has already caused damage in Florida and Georgia.  Our office stands ready to assist residents in preparing for and responding to this storm and as you prepare for the nearing tropical storm and for the upcoming hurricane season, it may…[Read More]

My profound thanks!

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Friends:   Thank you!   Last night would not have been possible without your help. We were outspent nearly 5-1 by outside groups in this race, which made a true boots-on-the-ground, grassroots effort all the more important. And what I believe at the end of the day made the difference was friends talking to friends, forwarding along…[Read More]

Sanford issues statement on Colbert Busch event with Clyburn

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Charleston, SC – May 5, 2013 – Mark Sanford issued the following statement on his opponent’s appearance with Jim Clyburn today:   “It’s fascinating that my opponent on one hand claims to be an independent voice, yet on the other hand would campaign with one of the most fiscally liberal and partisan members of the current…[Read More]

New ad highlights implications of choosing Pelosi ally

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Charleston, SC – May 1, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today released a new ad previewing its closing argument of the campaign – Governor Sanford’s record of fiscal conservatism, contrasted with the implications of putting another Nancy Pelosi ally, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, in office.   The new ad features Sanford speaking straight to camera,…[Read More]

Rand Paul Endorses Mark Sanford

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Charleston, SC – April 30, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today announced the endorsement of Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a nationally recognized fiscal conservative.   Since his election in 2010, Paul has been an outspoken advocate for limited government and cutting spending. He has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties…[Read More]

Colbert Busch gets $420,000 via ultra-liberal money funnel

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Charleston, SC – April 28, 2013 – Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s most recent fundraising report shows an incredible amount of support from ultra-liberal money funneling organization ActBlue, again raising questions about just how “independent” a voice she would be.   The organization is famous for funneling out of state donations to liberal candidates and PACs across the…[Read More]

Colbert Busch won’t give straight answers

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  Charleston, SC – April 26, 2013 – Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s campaign is refusing to give straight answers on her liberal ideology that is completely out of step with the First Congressional District.   Nancy Pelosi is running her own campaign against Mark Sanford, as evidenced by an email sent this week by the House Majority…[Read More]

If Colbert Busch is an Independent Voice…

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…Why is Nancy Pelosi Running a Campaign on her Behalf?   Charleston, SC – April 25, 2013 – Colbert Busch continues to tell us she will be an independent voice in Congress, yet Nancy Pelosi is busy running her own campaign against Mark Sanford, as evidenced by an email sent yesterday by the House Majority…[Read More]

Sanford holds “Pelosi in the Park” event

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Charleston, SC – April 25, 2013 – Why is Nancy Pelosi running a campaign against Mark Sanford?   And why would we allow her to win given her belief Boeing should be shut down and given her beliefs are so contrary to those of people here along the coast of South Carolina?   Take a look…[Read More]

Governor Sanford debates “Nancy Pelosi”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Joel Sawyer joeldavidsawyer@gmail.com   Charleston, SC – April 24, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today stood at the site of what would have been the first debate between himself and his opponent, until Elizabeth Colbert Busch refused to participate, to instead “debate” her biggest benefactor, Nancy Pelosi. “My opponent continues to run a stealth campaign,…[Read More]

Sanford: Opponent owes direct answers about labor ties and Nancy Pelosi’s support

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    Beaufort County, SC – April 23, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today continued his 15 in 5 tour, calling on his opponent to directly address her union ties and the national Democratic party’s attempts to buy this race.       Colbert Busch is on tape promising union members that she would be…[Read More]

Sanford calls for end to opponent’s stealth campaign

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Charleston, SC – April 22, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today began his “15 in 5” Tour, a series of 15 stops across the 1st District during which he is inviting his opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, to join him so that they can address issues in joint appearances.   Colbert Busch’s campaign indicated that…[Read More]

FACT CHECK: HOUSE MAJORITY PAC TV SPOT

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Nancy Pelosi’s ad is completely inaccurate because it exaggerates claims, leaves out important details, and doesn’t provide context for travel. It also selectively quotes from allegations against Gov. Sanford to the point of being absurd.   In fact, Mark Sanford has an incredible record of watching out for the taxpayer with regard to travel, just…[Read More]

How much does the 1st District cost? $1 million, according to national Democrats

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PELOSI, NATIONAL DEMOCRATS SPENDING NEARLY $1 MILLION IN AN EFFORT TO BUY THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT   Charleston, SC – April 18, 2013 – Nancy Pelosi and the beltway Democrats are trying to buy the First Congressional District for nearly $1 million.   Today it is being reported that the DCCC is spending almost $200,000…[Read More]

Sanford issues statement on Boston bombing

Charleston, SC – April 16, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today issued the following statement on the Boston terrorist attack:   “It goes without saying that today is not a day for politics, but instead a day for prayerful remembrance of the victims, both for those who died and those wounded,” Governor Sanford said….[Read More]

No time for debates, plenty of time for beltway Democrats

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SINCE COLBERT BUSCH WON’T DEBATE, HERE’S A LOOK AT WHO SHE’S SPENDING HER TIME WITH INSTEAD   Charleston, SC – April 15, 2013 – Elizabeth Colbert Busch has shown little interest in a robust debate schedule, and turned down an invitation to participate in a televised debate this coming Wednesday, citing a “busy schedule.” Tonight,…[Read More]

She takes their money…does she share their views?

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Charleston, SC – April 12, 2013 – On Wednesday the Seattle Times editorial blog posted a retrospective column on Boeing’s 2009 decision to open a second assembly line for the 787 Dreamliner in North Charleston:   http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2013/04/10/boeing-south-carolina-and-the-machinists-mistake-in-2009/   The piece quoted a machinist in Washington state who at the time had said, “There’s not the…[Read More]

Sanford issues statement on Colbert Busch dodging debates

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COLBERT BUSCH REFUSAL TO PARTICIPATE CAUSES DEBATE CANCELLATION   Charleston, SC – April 11, 2013 – What would have been the first televised meeting between former Governor Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch has been canceled due to her refusal to participate.   Colbert Busch has thus far refused to confirm for any televised debates,…[Read More]

Sanford: Silence is deafening from Colbert Busch camp

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Charleston, SC – April 10, 2013 – A day after challenging Elizabeth Colbert Busch to return donations from the union that tried to take Boeing jobs out of South Carolina, the Colbert Busch camp has yet to respond to one of the central questions of the campaign:   How can someone be for job growth…[Read More]

Sanford: 1st District deserves to know where union loyalties lie

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Sanford: 1st District deserves to know where union loyalties lie   Charleston, SC – April 9, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today issued the following statement on this report of the tens of thousands of dollars Elizabeth Colbert Busch has received from labor unions, in particular the Machinists Union, which recently failed in its…[Read More]

Sanford accepts four debate invitations

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SANFORD CALLS FOR ROBUST DEBATE SCHEDULE, DIALOGUE FOR THE FIRST DISTRICT   Charleston, SC – April 9, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today accepted invitations for the following debates and forums, and encouraged his Democratic opponent to accept these four invitations – and possibly even more – to give the voters of the First…[Read More]

Mark Sanford asks the $320,000 question

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COULD MOST SC BUSINESSES CREATE MORE THAN ONE JOB WITH $320,000?   Charleston, SC – April 8, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today visited with a local small business owner to ask the “$320,000 question” of the Congressional campaign:   Could you create more than one job with $320,000?   For the past three…[Read More]

Sanford issues statement on Thatcher passing

Charleston, SC – April 8, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today issued the following statement on the passing of Great Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:   “I join with many others saddened to hear the news of Margaret Thatcher’s passing,” Sanford said. “While many rightfully admire her for standing up for conservative ideals…[Read More]

LISTEN: Mark on the Rocky D Show

Mark appeared Wednesday, April 3 on the Rocky D show in Charleston. Click below to listen to him lay out some of the differences between himself and his opponent:   Mark on the Rocky D Show

Democratic candidate endorses Sanford

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FRASIER: COLBERT-BUSCH “TOO BEHOLDEN TO POLITICAL LEFT”   Charleston, SC – April 4, 2013 – Democrat Ben Frasier, a former Democratic Congressional nominee who this year lost in his bid to Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, today endorsed Republican nominee Mark Sanford for Congress   “I am a Democrat, but a conservative one, and I am supporting Mark…[Read More]

Mark Sanford issues statement on runoff victory

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Charleston, SC – April 2, 2013 – Mark Sanford tonight issued the following statement on his victory in the runoff for the Republican Congressional nomination for South Carolina’s 1st District:   “First and foremost, I’m humbled and overwhelmed by the support we’ve received across the district, and more than anything, I’d like to thank the…[Read More]

Mark Sanford: Taxpayers’ Choice for Congress

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By Deroy Murdock Original post here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/344299/mark-sanford-taxpayers-choice-congress-deroy-murdock   In the fortnight between the March 19 Republican primary and the Tuesday, April 2, runoff in South Carolina’s first congressional district, America will have drilled itself some $38 billion deeper in debt. As the $16.75 trillion national debt burrows ever downward into a deeper abyss, it’s a…[Read More]

State Representative, more Beaufort leaders endorse Mark Sanford

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HERBKERSMAN, CAPORALE, McCANN ADD TO GROWING LIST OF BEAUFORT COUNTY SUPPORTERS   Beaufort, S.C. – March 27, 2013 – State Representative Bill Herbkersman, Beaufort County Councilman Rick Caporale, and Hilton Head Island Town Councilman John McCann today officially announced their support for former Governor Mark Sanford’s Congressional campaign, adding to a growing list of supporters in…[Read More]

Jonathan Hoffman endorses Mark Sanford

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SANFORD MOMENTUM CONTINUES TO GROW, WITH SIXTH FORMER CANDIDATE ENDORSING   Charleston, SC – March 26, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign’s momentum continued to build today, as former 1st District candidate Jonathan Hoffman endorsed Mark Sanford.   A native South Carolinian, Hoffman is an entrepreneur, educator, homeland security expert and reserve military officer….[Read More]

Sheriff Ray Nash endorses Mark Sanford for Congress

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NASH BECOMES FIFTH FORMER CANDIDATE TO SUPPORT SANFORD Charleston, SC – March 25, 2013 – Former Dorchester County Sheriff Ray Nash today announced his support for former Governor Mark Sanford in the April 2nd runoff for the 1st Congressional District’s Republican nomination.   Nash is a thirty-four year law enforcement professional, who quickly rose through…[Read More]

Buck Limehouse endorses Mark Sanford

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Charleston, SC – March 25, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today announced that former SC Department of Transportation Secretary Buck Limehouse has endorsed Mark Sanford’s Congressional campaign.   Limehouse is a local hotelier and entrepreneur best known for his work as the state’s Department of Transportation Chairman during the 1990’s, when under his…[Read More]

Shawn Pinkston endorses Sanford

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PINKSTON JOINS GROWING LIST OF FORMER CANDIDATES TO BACK SANFORD, WILL CAMPAIGN WITH SANFORD TODAY   Charleston, SC – March 23, 2013 – Shawn Pinkston, a former JAG Officer in the Army and a veteran of the Iraq War, today joined a growing list of former Congressional candidates who have stepped forward to endorseformer Gov. Mark…[Read More]

Sanford announces more Beaufort County Endorsements

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ANNOUNCEMENT SHOWS DEEP SUPPORT, GROWING MOMENTUM IN BEAUFORT COUNTY Bluffton, SC – March 22, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today was joined by a growing list of Beaufort County leaders endorsing his candidacy, demonstrating deep support for his conservative philosophy and his growing momentum in the southern portion of the district. Today, those announcing…[Read More]

Jeff King endorses Mark Sanford

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Charleston, SC – March 22, 2013 – Former Congressional candidate and Goose Creek engineer Jeff King today endorsed Mark Sanford in the 1st District runoff, joining a growing number of former candidates signing on to help Sanford. “Campaigning alongside Mark, I know firsthand that he understands the challenges our nation faces, and more importantly, will…[Read More]

Keith Blandford endorses Mark Sanford

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LIMITED GOVERNMENT ADVOCATE BACKS MARK SANFORD IN RUNOFF ELECTION; BLANDFORD TO CAMPAIGN WITH SANFORD TODAY   Charleston, SC – March 21, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign this morning announced its second post-primary endorsement of the runoff election, as Sullivan’s Island small businessman and Navy veteran Keith Blandford today announced his support for former…[Read More]

Sanford issues statement on primary victory

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Charleston, SC – March 19, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford issued the following statement on tonight’s primary results: “I am truly humbled by the trust folks in the first district have placed in me by turning out to vote today. These results show that the 1st District wants a Congressman who will stand up…[Read More]

Seven Reasons for Sanford: #7 – Standing up to the big spenders, regardless of party

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Charleston, SC – March 18, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today completed its “Seven Reasons for Sanford” series, a reminder to voters in the First District that while others may talk about cutting debt and spending, Sanford has actually done it. Reason #7: Sanford has a record of standing up to big spenders,…[Read More]

Seven Reasons for Sanford: #6 Eliminated nearly $1 billion in debt, deficits

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Charleston, SC – March 16,2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today continued its “Seven Reasons for Sanford” series, a reminder to voters in the First District that while others may talk about cutting debt and spending, Sanford has actually done it.   Reason #6: Sanford successfully pushed for the elimination of nearly $1 billion in…[Read More]

Seven Reasons for Sanford: #5 – Rated No. 1 in Congress for efforts to limit federal spending

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Charleston, SC – March 15,2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today continued its “Seven Reasons for Sanford” series, a reminder to voters in the First District that while others may talk about cutting debt and spending, Sanford has actually done it.   Reason #5: Sanford was rated number one in Congress by both Citizens…[Read More]

Seven Reasons for Sanford: #4 Returning $250,000/yr to the Treasury

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Charleston, SC – March 14, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today continued its “Seven Reasons for Sanford” series, a reminder to voters in the First District that while others may talk about cutting debt and spending, Sanford has actually done it.   Reason #4: In Congress, Sanford returned over $250,000 per year from…[Read More]

Schedule for District Tour

Charleston, SC – March 13, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today announced the following public events as part of his district-wide tour in the final days of the campaign:   Thursday, March 14:   8:00 AM – Bruegger’s – 221 Spring Street, Charleston 9:00 AM – Breakfast at Bear E Patch – 1980 Ashley…[Read More]

Seven Reasons for Sanford: #3 $24 billion in capital investment

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Charleston, SC – March 13, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today continued its “Seven Reasons for Sanford” series, a reminder to voters in the First District that while others may talk about cutting debt and spending, Sanford has actually done it.   Reason #3: A growing economy makes it easier to cut debt…[Read More]

Seven Reasons for Sanford: #2 Changing business as usual in Columbia

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Charleston, SC – March 12, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today continued its “Seven Reasons for Sanford” series, a reminder to voters in the First District that while others may talk about cutting debt and spending, Sanford has actually done it. Reason #2: Sanford accomplished real reform in Columbia, successfully changing business as usual…[Read More]

Eddie White: I’m with Mark

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A new testimonial video from our friend, Eddie White.

Seven Reasons for Sanford: #1: Rated Most Fiscally Conservative Governor in America

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Charleston, SC – March 11, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today kicked off its “Seven Reasons for Sanford” series, a daily reminder to voters in the First District that while others may talk about cutting debt and spending, Sanford has actually done it.   Today’s reason: In 2010, Sanford was rated the most…[Read More]

Lillian Spears: I’m with Mark

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Great testimonial video from Mark’s former teacher, Lillian Spears:

Mark Sanford raises $330K for House race

Mark Sanford raises $330K for House race By Cameron Joseph Original article: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/286989-mark-sanford-raises-330k-for-house-race   Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) has raised more than $330,000 since he began his campaign for Congress, his campaign announced Friday morning.   Sanford has $365,000 on hand for the campaign’s key stretch, and has spent slightly more than…[Read More]

Sanford reports $334,397 raised – current cash balance of $364,714

Charleston, SC – March 8, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign today filed its first FEC report, showing $334,397 raised, with a current cash balance of $364,714. The donations came from 443 donors, more than half of whom were small donors giving less than $200.   Sanford began the race with $122,000 on hand,…[Read More]

Factcheck.org: Mark Sanford Falsely Accused in TV Ad

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Factcheck.org: Mark Sanford Falsely Accused in TV Ad Original Article appears here: http://factcheck.org/2013/03/mark-sanford-falsely-accused-in-tv-ad/   John Kuhn, one of 16 Republicans seeking his party’s nomination in South Carolina’s special House election, falsely claims former Gov. Mark Sanford “supported a massive earmark spending bill.” Sanford in fact vetoed the bill, saying it was packed with “politically-driven, pork…[Read More]

Third Spot Features Sanford Discussing Record on Fiscal Conservatism

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Charleston, SC- March 7, 2013 – Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford today announced the release of his third television ad in the SC-1 special election, entitled “Difference.”   The spot will begin airing Thursday, and will join Sanford’s other ads in rotation on district-wide broadcast and cable.   In the new ad, Sanford speaks directly…[Read More]

Sanford Campaign Dismisses Kuhn Ad as Fiction; Intentional Distortion of Sanford’s Record

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Kuhn Campaign Has Its Facts Wrong; Sanford Vetoed Life Sciences Act As Governor   Charleston, SC – March 6, 2013 – John Kuhn’s new negative television ad attacking Governor Sanford is false on virtually every claim, leading the Sanford for Congress campaign to label the ad by the former one-term state Senator as “desperate and…[Read More]

Beaufort County Council Chairman endorses Sanford

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SOMMERVILLE CITES SANFORD’S RECORD OF DEFICIT, DEBT REDUCTION Beaufort, SC – March 6, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today announced another key supporter in Beaufort County, as County Council Chairman Paul Sommerville endorsed Sanford’s candidacy for the 1st Congressional District. Sommerville is the latest in a growing list of endorsers from Beaufort County. Already, Senator Tom Davis…[Read More]

Sanford’s path marked by tough stands against spending

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HOLDING SPENDING IN CHECK PAVED WAY FOR TAX CUTS, REPAYMENT OF NEARLY $1 BILLION IN DEBT, DEFICITS   Charleston, SC – March 5, 2013 – Carrying two pigs into the Statehouse to highlight, and ultimately force repayment of, the final portion of the state’s unconstitutional deficit may be the best-remembered of former Governor Sanford’s at…[Read More]

“Mr. Sanford went to Washington”

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INDEPENDENT WEB VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS STIMULUS FIGHT   Charleston, SC – March 4, 2013 – Many people remember former Governor Mark Sanford being the first governor to formally reject federal stimulus funds, and fighting against accepting the stimulus all the way to the state Supreme Court.   What’s forgotten though, is that Sanford’s fight against the…[Read More]

Sanford announces additional Beaufort County Endorsements

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ADDED SUPPORT SHOWS GROWING MOMENTUM IN SOUTHERN PART OF DISTRICT   Charleston, SC – March 1, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today announced three more key endorsements from Beaufort County, showing his growing momentum in the lower part of the district.   Sanford has already announced the endorsement of state Senator Tom Davis, a…[Read More]

Reforming, cutting taxes key to getting economy moving

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Former Governor Mark Sanford today called for tax reform and relief at the federal level, saying it was necessary to getting the economy moving in the right direction.   As governor, Sanford signed into law the first cut to the marginal income tax rate in state history, cutting income taxes on small businesses from 7…[Read More]

Sanford calls Balanced Budget Amendment a reminder of the importance of, in fact, balancing budgets

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Charleston, SC – February 27, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford said today that while all Republicans would agree a Balanced Budget Amendment is important to fighting Washington’s overspending, debate on its passage underscores his unique experiences in working to indeed balance budgets. Only Sanford has led the fight for balanced budgets and against deficit…[Read More]

Mark’s second ad

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Watch our new ad here

A Fallen Star Seeks to Shine Again

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CHARLESTON, S.C.— Mark Sanford is ready to try and salvage his political career and win back his old congressional seat.   He acknowledges he has baggage. He was the picture-perfect family-values governor, married to successful wife Jenny and father of four, who disappeared on the job in 2009, then was supposed to be working through…[Read More]

Former Beaufort County state Senator, state insurance commissioner endorses Sanford

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RICHARDSON CITES SANFORD’S RECORD OF CUTTING DEBT, DEFICITS JOINS SEN. DAVIS TO HELP LEAD BEAUFORT COUNTY EFFORTS   Beaufort, SC – February 21, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today announced the endorsement of former Beaufort state Senator Scott Richardson in his race for the 1st district Republican nomination. Richardson represented the Senate district which is currently held…[Read More]

Mark on the Today Show

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Watch a clip of Mark’s appearance on the Today Show here.

Morning Joe talks about our first ad

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Click play to see the Morning Joe crew discuss our first ad.

Our First Ad

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Change Washington. Watch the video

Mark on Piers Morgan

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Mark Sanford featured on Piers Morgan. Watch the video

Erickson: I endorse Mark Sanford for Congress

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On June 23, 2009, I wrote a defense of Mark Sanford buying his story that he was on the Appalachian trail, when he was really chasing Argentinian tail.   The next day it blew up in my face. There was a scandal. He had committed adultery. He had run off to Argentina in an irresponsible…[Read More]

Former Governor Mark Sanford today released the following statement in response to last night’s State of the Union address:

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 “Unfortunately for our country, President Obama continues to ignore the basic reality that math will indeed catch up with us,” Sanford said. “Claiming to slow the pace at which we’re spiraling into debt does nothing to address the debt we’ve already accumulated, nor does it address the time bomb we’re sitting on with respect to…[Read More]

Sen. Tom Davis endorses Mark Sanford for Congress

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Beaufort leader praises Sanford’s elimination of nearly $1B in debt, deficits     Charleston, SC – February 12, 2013 – State Senator Tom Davis, a Beaufort Republican and one of the state’s leading fiscal conservatives, today endorsed former Gov. Mark Sanford’s candidacy for the 1st Congressional District – specifically noting Sanford’s record of eliminating debt…[Read More]

Sanford’s Congressional Record: Putting Taxpayers First

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(Charleston, SC) – February 8, 2013 – Most people know the story of then-Congressman Mark Sanford sleeping on his office futon during his six years in office.   But what you may not know is that Sanford ran one of the most frugal offices in Congress, returning more than $1 million in unused funds from his…[Read More]

Record of Leadership: The Life Sciences Bill

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Charleston, SC – February 7, 2013 – For years in Columbia, legislators had made a habit of attaching costly items unrelated to the original purpose of a bill, in a practice known as “bobtailing.”   Mark Sanford led the fight to end the practice.   In 2004, the General Assembly passed a bill called the…[Read More]

Sanford Highlights Record of Reform as Governor

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REFORMED GOVERNMENT, ENDED COLUMBIA POLITICIANS’ WASTEFUL PRACTICES   Charleston, SC – February 1, 2013 –Former Governor Mark Sanford today highlighted his record as a government reformer who fought to restructure government and end “business as usual” practices that plagued the political system in Columbia for far too long.   “State government was filled with examples…[Read More]

Debt and Spending

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The Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman once observed that the ultimate measure of government was what it spent. While not the only measure, it is an important one because in many ways how free we are as individuals is determined by what we’re compelled to pay to government each year. Either we work for…[Read More]

Jobs and the Economy

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Mark has spent his entire time in Congress and the governorship pushing for private enterprise and free market solutions over government control, regulation and growth. Mark believes a business playing field that allows companies to freely compete, without government control and directive, is the most basic and important foundation to growth in jobs and the…[Read More]

EXCLUSIVE–SANFORD: NATION ‘AT TIPPING POINT’

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Former SC Governor, Mark Sanford, surprised the political world with his announcement that he would seek his former Congressional seat in this Spring’s special election. The Charleston-based seat is vacant due to the resignation of Rep. Tim Scott who was appointed by Gov. Haley to fill the term of Sen. Jim DeMint, who resigned his…[Read More]

Mark Sanford Seeking House Seat Again to Get ‘Spending Mess Right’

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford tells Newsmax TV that he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives because “if we don’t get this spending mess right in Washington, there are going to be damning consequences.”   “There are going to be damning consequences in terms of the value of the dollar, damning consequences…[Read More]

Sanford’s Record On Spending, Debt Second To None ELIMINATED NEARLY $1 BILLION IN DEBT, DEFICITS

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Charleston, SC – January 29, 2013 –Former Governor Mark Sanford today highlighted his record as a proven fiscal conservative, and as a leader who has stood up to the big spenders, regardless of party, throughout his career. He is currently seeking the Republican nomination to fill the seat vacated by Senator Tim Scott in South…[Read More]

Healthcare Reform

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As in so many others area of government, Mark believes we should look for ways of getting more out of the government that we pay for – and this is especially the case in government healthcare. As a country we now spend more than twice the average of other industrialized nations, but have far poorer…[Read More]

National Defense

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Mark believes one of the core functions of our federal government lies in providing for our nation’s defense, as outlined by Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. He believes that only the Congress can declare war and that we should get away from military actions directed by the White House without the authorization of…[Read More]

Life and Liberty

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Mark attended Thomas Jefferson’s so called “Academic Village” for graduate school. Whether it was there at Virginia, or years earlier under his father’s lessons at the farm, somewhere along the way he developed a life’s passion for liberty and freedom – hallmarks of the American experiment.  The central tenant of his political philosophy has always been rooted…[Read More]

Quality of Life

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Mark is a child of the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and as such believes there is something unique and special about this part of the world. Formative work and life experiences came for him with his brothers and sister on their family farm on the Coosaw River – and it was from there that he launched Tom Sawyer…[Read More]