Ex-South Carolina Governor Sanford to return to Congress


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford won his old congressional seat, Tuesday.  This, after scandal put his political career on hold.

Sanford defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch.  The two were vying for the 1st Congressional District seat.  The Associated Press reports with 71 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford has 54 percent of the vote.

Sandford's career was sidelined four years ago.  During his time as governor, he disappeared for five days.  He told his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.  When he returned, he admitted being in Argentina with his mistress.

Sanford paid a $70,000 ethics fine as punishment.