Speculation that former Governor Mark “Hiking the Appalachian Trail” Sanford would run for office again was confirmed today by Sanford himself in an interview with The National Review.
From ABC’s earlier story
According to The Weekly Standard, the disgraced former governor of South Carolina will run for Congress. South Carolina will stage a special election in May to replace Senate fill-in Rep. Tim Scott, who was plucked from the lower chamber by Gov. Nikki Haley to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, who left to run the Heritage Foundation.
The main event for this deep red district will be the March 19 primary.
Here comes the really good part.
Jenny Sanford, the former governor’s ex-wife, on whom he famously cheated with a journalist in Argentina while claiming to be hiking the Appalachian Trail, has been rumored to be interested in running for the seat herself – along with a handful of area Republican politicians considered as likely or semi-likely to jump in.
Between Mark and Jenny Sandord, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham, and Jim DeMint (R-Heritage), the South Carolina delegation has all the makings of a serious drama club. Or, alternatively, a reality show guest-staring Gary Busey.
Sanford will formally announce his candidacy tomorrow.