National GOP Abandons Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, Famous For His Appalachian Trail Hike Which Ended In Argentina With His Mistress, Highlight Hollywood News
With his mistress gazing admiringly by his side last week, Mark Sanford, the former disgraced Republican Governor of South Carolina, who now joins the disgraced pack of South Carolinian politicians including the most infamous one; Strom Thurmond, now finds his powerbase, the national GOP, the family values party dropping him from their roster and quickly sending out a press release saying, they will no longer financially support his bid for a Congressional seat from the State of South Carolina. Washington, D.C. needs another congressman like Sanford like we need an infestation of locust across the U.S. However, Republicans tend to cling to the same old tired politicians who have failed them before. It’s very sad, the nation needs two strong parties, not a 1950s Antebellum-styled one, which they currently have with the Republicans.
Following revelations that his ex-wife accused him of trespassing on her property earlier this year, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford (R) has lost the support of his national party. The news comes as controversy continues to swirl around Sanford and his personal life — a process that began with his well-publicized 2009 affair but was inflamed, the Washington Post has learned, when one of the Sanfords’ sons met Mark Sanford’s former mistress for the first time the night he won the GOP nomination.
The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday took the unusual step of telegraphing that it will not spend money on his special election campaign.
“Mark Sanford has proven he knows what it takes to win elections. At this time, the NRCC will not be engaged in this special election,” the NRCC said in a statement, which was first reported by Politico.
“It’s not out of the realm of possibility for him to win – stranger things have happened in special elections,” a Republican operative said late Wednesday. “But the fact that he wasted precious time and money rehabilitating his image only to squander that makes it very foolish for outside groups to commit resources.”
Mark Sanford acknowledged in a statement Wednesday that he visited his wife’s beach house without her permission to watch the Super Bowl with their son. But Jenny Sanford, in her complaint, said it was part of a “pattern of entering” her home. Of course Republicans will blame the former Mrs. Sanford, after all, they have wasted precious time blaming women in the 2012 presidential and Senatorial elections for everything from the downfall of the nation’s economy to being the cause of their own rapes.
Sanford faces Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch on May 7. A Democratic super PAC on Wednesday launched a significant ad buy against him. Colbert Busch’s strategists say their internal polling suggests that her best shot at beating Sanford in this heavily Republican district is by winning over independent and Republican women voters.