Sex scandal Republican, Mark Sanford, returns to House of Representatives


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The Independent US

The former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who left office after a sex scandal, has made a stunning comeback to win a seat in the House of Representatives.

The Republican beat Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch to regain the seat he held from 1995 to 2001 before serving two terms as governor. In 2009 he told staff he had been “hiking the Appalachian Trail” when he was with his mistress.