Voters decide on Mark Sanford's comeback attempt

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Associated Press

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 2 at 12:07 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's name is again on the ballot as he tries a political comeback.

Sanford got 37 percent of the vote two weeks ago in the GOP primary for South Carolina's vacant 1st District congressional seat. He's facing former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic on Tuesday in the runoff.

After Sanford voted, he discounted his primary margin, saying there's no such thing as being well ahead in politics. Bostic said Tuesday he feels good about his chances considering Sanford began the race with 100 percent name recognition.

The runoff winner faces Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch (cole-BERT BUSH), the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, and Green Party candidate Eugene Platt next month.

Sanford's political career was derailed four years ago by his admission of an extramarital affair.

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