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Sanford advances to runoff in House race

 Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at a polling place in Charleston, S.C. Sanford, trying to m...
 Elizabeth Colbert Bush, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, shares a laugh with reporters after voting in  Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, Marc...
 Teddy Turner, the son of media mogul Ted Turner, speaks with reporters outside a polling place in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. T...
 Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford votes on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at a polling place in Charleston, S.C. Sanford, trying to make a political ...
 Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at a polling place in Charleston, S.C. Sanford, trying to m...

1st District Primary-South Carolina

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at a polling place in Charleston, S.C. Sanford, trying to m...

1st District Primary-South Carolina

Elizabeth Colbert Bush, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, shares a laugh with reporters after voting in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, Marc...

1st District Primary-South Carolina

Teddy Turner, the son of media mogul Ted Turner, speaks with reporters outside a polling place in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. T...

1st District Primary-South Carolina

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford votes on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at a polling place in Charleston, S.C. Sanford, trying to make a political ...

1st District Primary-South Carolina

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks with reporters on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at a polling place in Charleston, S.C. Sanford, trying to m...

Former Gov. Mark Sanford, trying to wage a political comeback after a marital scandal, has advanced to a runoff in the Republican contest for an open congressional seat in South Carolina.
Meanwhile, the sister of TV comedian Stephen Colbert has won the Democratic primary for the seat. Elizabeth Colbert Busch on Tuesday handily defeated perennial candidate Ben Frasier and will face the winner of the crowded Republican primary in the May 7 general election.
In early returns on Tuesday evening, it was unclear who Sanford would face in the April 2nd Republican runoff. Fifteen other Republicans were running including Teddy Turner, the son of media mogul Ted Turner.
Tuesday was Sanford's first political race since disappearing while governor in 2009 and then returning to admit an affair with an Argentine woman. They are now engaged.


Updated : 2021-03-01 22:37 GMT+08:00