May
9

Sanford Victory a Rejection of DC Establishment

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jackassephant-258x300Mark Sanford’s commanding win on Tuesday is a reminder that campaigns matter. A gifted retail politician, Sanford secured his victory by direct voter contact. Holding more than a dozen events a day, he easily eclipsed his opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who rarely left the confines of her campaign bus. His victory is also a reminder, though, that the DC establishment of both parties is horribly out of touch with the public.

Assessing that Sanford was a fatally flawed candidate, national Democrats poured $1 million into the special election. A victory here would help their mythical narrative that regaining the House was in reach next year. Labor unions and other progressive organizations opened their checkbooks, allowing Colbert Busch to outspend Sanford by at least a 3-1 margin. In the end, Sanford won by almost 10 points, a massive setback to national Democrats.

Colbert Busch’s campaign rested on platitudes. The Democrat called herself a businesswoman, even though her public sector job was underwritten by stimulus funds. She avoided all hot-button issues, stating simply that she would address these after the election. She merely promised to “work with” people. It turns out, however, that voters want a candidate to stand for something.

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May
8

Pocketbook Issues Key for Sanford; Loss Demoralizes Dems

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imagesCOLUMBIA — Mark Sanford spoke of a God of “eighth chances” during his acceptance speech Tuesday night, but the former S.C. governor’s return to elected office owed as much to pocketbook issues as forgiveness.

Reminding voters of his fiscally conservative record in his previous stint in Congress while painting Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch as a puppet of Washington’s liberal Democratic establishment, the Republican won a comfortable 9-percentage-point victory in South Carolina’s special 1st District race.

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May
7

Sanford: Investors Will Back More 2014 Democrats if Colbert Busch Wins

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3316_86365082744_4749966_nThe evening before a new South Carolina poll had him surging past Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Bush, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford said on “Breitbart News Sunday” that Democrats are trying to use a potential Colbert Busch victory to lure political investors to finance other Democrats for the 2014 election cycle.

Sanford said if Colbert Busch defeats him in Tuesday’s special election for South Carolina’s first congressional district seat, Democrats running to take back the House in 2014 will be better funded and more dangerous to Republicans.

Speaking to host Stephen K. Bannon, Sanford said that Obama has explicitly stated his goal was to take back Congress in 2014 so he can cement his legacy by passing bills through a Democrat-controlled legislature. He said those on the left are trying defeat him in the special election so they “can make the case with the political investor communities” that they can win back the House in 2014.

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May
7

Sanford and Colbert Busch Head into Election Day Neck and Neck

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marksanfordTuesday is the day that will determine the political future of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

Voters in South Carolina’s First District go to the polls Tuesday to pick their next U.S. Representative, and Sanford and his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch are heading into election day neck and neck.

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May
6

Sanford Issues Statement on Colbert Busch Event with Clyburn

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ECBandJCCharleston, 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 Congress,” Sanford said. “Clyburn and Pelosi have been on the same page with regard to every major policy decision, and there is increasingly little reason to believe there would be any difference between the way they vote, and the way my opponent would vote should she be elected.”

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Apr
30

FreedomWorks PAC Endorses Mark Sanford

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Mark_Sanford,_Congressional_photoApr 30, 2013

Washington, DC- FreedomWorks PAC announced its endorsement of Mark Sanford in the South Carolina District 1 Special Election. Following one-on-one discussions with Sanford and extensive input from FreedomWorks PAC members in the district, FreedomWorks PAC believes Mark Sanford is the clear choice for voters who support free markets, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally-limited government.

Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks PAC President, commented, “Mark Sanford will be a consistent vote to get spending under control, pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, repeal and replace ObamaCare, and make the tax code fairer and simpler for all Americans. FreedomWorks PAC activists across the District support Mark Sanford and we will be taking action in this final week to make sure Mark Sanford represents District 1 taxpayers in Washington.”

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