FORMER 2002 CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS FETCHES $2.4 MILLION
Former S.C. First Lady Jenny Sanford has sold the oceanfront Sullivans Island, S.C. beach house (above, center) that housed her ex-husband’s successful 2002 gubernatorial campaign.
Sanford sold the property – located at 1725 Atlantic Avenue – for the sum of $2.425 million. According to our sources, the former First Lady has moved to another house on Sullivans Island that is closer to Breach Inlet – which separates Sullivans from the Isle of Palms.
The Sanfords’ Atlantic Avenue home – or more precisely its lower level – served as the headquarters for former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s victorious GOP primary and runoff election campaigns a decade ago. In fact its lower level campaign bedroom – which included bunk beds decked out in children’s dinosaur sheets – was referenced by Sanford during his infamous confessional press conference in 2009.
“We called it Jurassic Park,” Sanford said, wiping a tear from his eye as he confessed to having an extramarital affair with his longtime Argentinean girlfriend (now fiancee) Maria Belen Chapur. Not long after that press conference, Jenny Sanford publicly exited the governor’s mansion and divorced her husband - turning the role of scorned spouse into a cottage industry in the process.
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