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Mark Sanford’s “No Trespassing” Signs, Etc.

Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s campaign placards are being adorned with “No Trespassing” signs in the wake of reports that he trespassed on his ex-wife’s Sullivans Island, S.C. property without her permission – violating the terms of their 2010 divorce agreement. Sanford – who is locked in a tight race…

Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s campaign placards are being adorned with “No Trespassing” signs in the wake of reports that he trespassed on his ex-wife’s Sullivans Island, S.C. property without her permission – violating the terms of their 2010 divorce agreement.

Sanford – who is locked in a tight race for South Carolina’s first congressional district – has acknowledged being on Jenny Sanford’s property without her permission on at least one occasion. He says he was there to watch the Super Bowl with his youngest son, 14-year-old Blake Sanford.

According to Jenny Sanford’s attorneys, however, Sanford has engaged in a “pattern” of trespassing.

In fact according to CNN’s Peter Hamby Sanford received a “formal notice” from his ex-wife’s lawyer in February of 2011.

“This is a formal notice not to trespass on her property,” Jenny Sanford’s attorney wrote. “(She) intends to enforce any violation of thus request by resort to either the Family Court in a contempt action or a criminal charge for trespass, or both.”

Wow …

Meanwhile The Politico is reporting that the National Republican Congressional Committee – which wasn’t exactly chomping at the bit to help Sanford in the first place – has pulled out of the race completely. While that might not amount to much practically speaking, it’s certainly “bad optics,” as one Democrat told us.

“Republicans said they were caught off guard by news of Jenny Sanford’s complaint,” The Politico report states. “They worry other damaging revelations about Mark Sanford’s personal life that they aren’t aware of could come out in the coming weeks. The NRCC has spent a nominal amount on the race on polling and other activities. But officials determined that devoting potentially millions more – which was under discussion – isn’t worth it.”

A Sanford internal poll released the day before this story broke had the former governor leading his Democratic rival – Elizabeth Colbert-Busch – by a single digit margin that was “outside of the margin of error” of the survey.

“(Colbert-Busch) needs some unforced errors on the part of the Sanford campaign,” a source familiar with the poll told FITS.

Clearly she’s gotten that … although we’ll have to wait a few days to gauge the full extent of the damage to the “Lov Guv’s” campaign.

Sanford – whose infidelity and subsequent divorce made international headlines in 2009 – is attempting a political comeback by running for the seat he held from 1995-2001, prior to his two terms as governor. And while Colbert-Busch hasn’t addressed the trespassing incident, other Democrats are saying the former governor may have violated criminal statutes as a result of his unauthorized access.

Meanwhile there is all sorts of speculation regarding additional information that may be contained in the Sanfords’ “sealed” 2010 divorce case.

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82 comments

Tunes'n'news April 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Bwahahaha. Love it.

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Tunes'n'news April 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Bwahahaha. Love it.

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bogart April 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Sometimes,something just clicks…..love it.

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bogart April 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Sometimes,something just clicks…..love it.

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You know me April 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Isn’t Mark an attorney? Maybe he will be disbarred.

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Pigpen April 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm

No. I understand his income tax return lists his occupation as “farmer.”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

With apologies to Kanye West.

I ain’ sayin “He’s a hole digger”….

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lowcorider April 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I keep hearing this farm bullshit. Sanford nor his family has ever farmed anything.

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bob sacamanto April 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I think they technically “farm” timber

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lowcorider April 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Ok fair enough. Still bullshit, but fair enough.

Smirks April 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

He farmed sheep in 2002 and 2006. Before that, even. He was quite successful at it. There’s a lot of sheep in SC.

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Gomer April 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm

No, it’s in his mind that he’s a farmer, so screw you, he’s a farmer. Well, sort of. He does the “tractor circle” and “backhoe dig” from midnight ’till 4 AM. Doesn’t plant or harvest anything but enjoys being one with nature. Only an idle guy could afford that kind of behavior.

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reg April 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

nope – he’s in real estate

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You know me April 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Isn’t Mark an attorney? Maybe he will be disbarred.

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Pigpen April 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm

No. I understand his income tax return lists his occupation as “farmer.”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

With apologies to Kanye West.

I ain’ sayin “He’s a hole digger”….

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Lowcorider April 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I keep hearing this farm bullshit. Sanford nor his family has ever farmed anything.

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bob sacamanto April 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I think they technically “farm” timber

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Lowcorider April 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Ok fair enough. Still bullshit, but fair enough.

Smirks April 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

He farmed sheep in 2002 and 2006. Before that, even. He was quite successful at it. There’s a lot of sheep in SC.

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Gomer April 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm

No, it’s in his mind that he’s a farmer, so screw you, he’s a farmer. Well, sort of. He does the “tractor circle” and “backhoe dig” from midnight ’till 4 AM. Doesn’t plant or harvest anything but enjoys being one with nature. Only an idle guy could afford that kind of behavior.

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reg April 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

nope – he’s in real estate

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I must ask: Does this now mean FITS is now endorising Colbert-Busch????

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I must ask: Does this now mean FITS is now endorising Colbert-Busch????

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Disgusted April 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Is everyone who runs for Governor in this State a stupid, out of touch adulterer, who cannot even be trusted by their own family and children?;
Nikki Haley
Mark Sanford
Bob Peeler
David Beasley
It must mean Richard Eckstrom will be running for Governor in the near future?

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I think the problem for you is: Other than Sanford, there is NOT a public and-or confirmed case on your democrat myth list.
There are enogh rogues in there already..but if you’re a Republican, you have IDIOTS (like you) who will believe whatever so dolts in the media feed them…or you want to snoop into peoples;’ personal lives…

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Fed up with scum April 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Sorry T, Eckstrom, Peeler and Sanford were all caught and proved to be or admitted in court to their indiscressions. All were covered by the press.

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Tired of BigTwat April 18, 2013 at 9:50 am

Cunt

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Disgusted April 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Is everyone who runs for Governor in this State a stupid, out of touch adulterer, who cannot even be trusted by their own family and children?;
Nikki Haley
Mark Sanford
Bob Peeler
David Beasley
It must mean Richard Eckstrom will be running for Governor in the near future?

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I think the problem for you is: Other than Sanford, there is NOT a public and-or confirmed case on your democrat myth list.
There are enogh rogues in there already..but if you’re a Republican, you have IDIOTS (like you) who will believe whatever so dolts in the media feed them…or you want to snoop into peoples;’ personal lives…

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Fed up with scum April 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Sorry T, Eckstrom, Peeler and Sanford were all caught and proved to be or admitted in court to their indiscressions. All were covered by the press.

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Tired of BigTwat April 18, 2013 at 9:50 am

Cunt

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? April 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I wish I could say this would be fatal to his candidacy, but I have more faith in the stupidity of the electorate than in the decency of Sanford to pull out for the sake of his fractured family.

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? April 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I wish I could say this would be fatal to his candidacy, but I have more faith in the stupidity of the electorate than in the decency of Sanford to pull out for the sake of his fractured family.

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Pecan April 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Doesn’t comply with a court order. Can’t read, or can read but won’t comply? Regardless, he’s above the law that little people must obey. We would just get arrested. He is above us.

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Pecan April 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Doesn’t comply with a court order. Can’t read, or can read but won’t comply? Regardless, he’s above the law that little people must obey. We would just get arrested. He is above us.

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shifty henry April 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Press Release: Mark Sanford will be taking some personal time off and will be unavailable for the next few days.

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Jan April 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I would love that to be true if we could change days to years.

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shifty henry April 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Press Release: Mark Sanford will be taking some personal time off and will be unavailable for the next few days.

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Jan April 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I would love that to be true if we could change days to years.

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trey April 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm

hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

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trey April 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm

hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

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Carrie April 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Such as I thought would happen-Jenny is furious with Mark for having his two sons on stage with Belen at the Victory Party. According to Washington Post Jenny said it was Bolton’s first intro to Belen. They were quite upset and visibly so. I posted a comment slamming Sanford the very same night and said I did not believe it was a surprise. Also said it broke my heart to see the looks on their faces so I can imagine how Jenny must have felt. Tigers in us moms come out when our children are hurt.

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Thanks for the info. Carrie. FITS is very selective (or is it manipulative) w/ any inside info. he lets out…

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Carrie April 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm

There are also reports of women voters who are considering writing Jenny’s name when voting as they do not want Mark and do not feel ECB is the right person for the job.

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I respect women, tremendously, and I COULD not/WOULD not respct Sanford for the the way he treated his (now ex) wife.
I find it difficult to think ANY woman could support Sanford.

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Tired of BigTwat April 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

I don’t like Sanford but I really loath the faggot BigT. Can you even get a woman to speak to you? I see you sitting in your boxers in your mothers den, eating potato chips, watching 3 news channels and playing video games while screaming at your mother to bring you some queso dip. You are a CUNT and you take up way too much space.

the wrong Sanford April 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm

There’s an idea! Wish it had traction, but at this late date…. She probably has better things to do as she has previously stated.

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nitrat April 17, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Both of the carpet bagging Sanfords need to get back from whence they came and run for office in those states. South Carolina has kept them in salary, insurance, retirement and perks for 14 years. That’s long enough.

Carrie April 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Such as I thought would happen-Jenny is furious with Mark for having his two sons on stage with Belen at the Victory Party. According to Washington Post Jenny said it was Bolton’s first intro to Belen. They were quite upset and visibly so. I posted a comment slamming Sanford the very same night and said I did not believe it was a surprise. Also said it broke my heart to see the looks on their faces so I can imagine how Jenny must have felt. Tigers in us moms come out when our children are hurt.

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Thanks for the info. Carrie. FITS is very selective (or is it manipulative) w/ any inside info. he lets out…

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Carrie April 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm

There are also reports of women voters who are considering writing Jenny’s name when voting as they do not want Mark and do not feel ECB is the right person for the job.

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I respect women, tremendously, and I COULD not/WOULD not respct Sanford for the the way he treated his (now ex) wife.
I find it difficult to think ANY woman could support Sanford.

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Tired of BigTwat April 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

I don’t like Sanford but I really loath the faggot BigT. Can you even get a woman to speak to you? I see you sitting in your boxers in your mothers den, eating potato chips, watching 3 news channels and playing video games while screaming at your mother to bring you some queso dip. You are a CUNT and you take up way too much space.

the wrong Sanford April 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm

There’s an idea! Wish it had traction, but at this late date…. She probably has better things to do as she has previously stated.

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nitrat April 17, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Both of the carpet bagging Sanfords need to get back from whence they came and run for office in those states. South Carolina has kept them in salary, insurance, retirement and perks for 14 years. That’s long enough.

BigT April 17, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Sanford fired FITS for dis-respecting a woman. Will Sanford FIRE Himself???

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BigT April 17, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Sanford fired FITS for dis-respecting a woman. Will Sanford FIRE Himself???

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Smirks April 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Something he can survive, unfortunately.

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Smirks April 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Something he can survive, unfortunately.

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Toyata Kawaski April 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Nice Move Wes Free Press is better than no Press. Like the Massey supports immigration signs here in Horse Country

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Toyata Kawaski April 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Nice Move Wes Free Press is better than no Press. Like the Massey supports immigration signs here in Horse Country

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MBC is luckee-ee! April 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Jenny has always operated very prayerfully and carefully and has hesitated, deliberated, and thought things through. If you play back some of her prior statements post scandal she has been spot on with her assessments, or the rationale for holding back information to protect the innocent. Further, I feel she receives the wise counsel of her father, who is also level headed. Sanford should not have been ignorant of her desires, the terms of the divorce, or the courts position having been formally advised of this trespass tendency in early 2011 ONLY because he did not comply to her prior verbal requests or reminders.

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bogart April 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

It’s really a no brainer,Mark had no business in Jenny’s space and the only fault I can find with Jenny is that she has been too nice to, and about, Mark…..Chapur showed what a selfish,thoughtless, woman she is when she surprised those boys in front of all of those people. I hope and pray Sanford marries her,because I think that will be just punishment for her…..I fault Jenny for not running,she could have saved us from the high yuck factor soul mates.

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Sarge April 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

You obviously have not meet Jenny’s mother. She is the star in this family. Good post. Jenny was targeted by Mark for her money and that’s the whole story. Just throw him off the dock at the plantation and be done with him. Just like with Jean Toal, narcissism of this magnitude cannot be “fixed.”

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MBC is luckee-ee! April 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Jenny has always operated very prayerfully and carefully and has hesitated, deliberated, and thought things through. If you play back some of her prior statements post scandal she has been spot on with her assessments, or the rationale for holding back information to protect the innocent. Further, I feel she receives the wise counsel of her father, who is also level headed. Sanford should not have been ignorant of her desires, the terms of the divorce, or the courts position having been formally advised of this trespass tendency in early 2011 ONLY because he did not comply to her prior verbal requests or reminders.

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bogart April 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

It’s really a no brainer,Mark had no business in Jenny’s space and the only fault I can find with Jenny is that she has been too nice to, and about, Mark…..Chapur showed what a selfish,thoughtless, woman she is when she surprised those boys in front of all of those people. I hope and pray Sanford marries her,because I think that will be just punishment for her…..I fault Jenny for not running,she could have saved us from the high yuck factor soul mates.

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Sarge April 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

You obviously have not meet Jenny’s mother. She is the star in this family. Good post. Jenny was targeted by Mark for her money and that’s the whole story. Just throw him off the dock at the plantation and be done with him. Just like with Jean Toal, narcissism of this magnitude cannot be “fixed.”

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Anon. April 17, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Did Stephen Colbert come up with the “No Trespassing” Signs? LAME! Also, if Jenny so smart, why didn’t she change the locks? Oh, his son invited him in? then how’s it Trespassing?

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FYI April 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

For use with her permission and/or in cases of emergency? Son is a minor and not the owner of the property.

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Anon. April 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Still a poor mother…

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Anon. April 17, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Did Stephen Colbert come up with the “No Trespassing” Signs? LAME! Also, if Jenny so smart, why didn’t she change the locks? Oh, his son invited him in? then how’s it Trespassing?

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FYI April 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

For use with her permission and/or in cases of emergency? Son is a minor and not the owner of the property.

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Anon. April 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Still a poor mother…

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John Clark April 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

We need to draft Larry Grooms with a write-in campaign. I’m sick of having to choose between these two cruddy options.

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John Clark April 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

We need to draft Larry Grooms with a write-in campaign. I’m sick of having to choose between these two cruddy options.

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John Holmes April 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Please go the F away, both of you. This rich little southern whore loves to keep her name in the spotlight. She didn’t mind spreading those legs when Mark wanted to give her his 10 incher, now did she??

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John Holmes April 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Please go the F away, both of you. This rich little southern whore loves to keep her name in the spotlight. She didn’t mind spreading those legs when Mark wanted to give her his 10 incher, now did she??

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9" April 18, 2013 at 6:37 am

It’s time for Sanford to change his name to,Jim Jones,and for ,SC to change its name to Guyana..

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9" April 18, 2013 at 6:37 am

It’s time for Sanford to change his name to,Jim Jones,and for ,SC to change its name to Guyana..

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Recovering Lobbyist April 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

His mistake was having Maria at his runoff victory rally. Any reasonable person would understand that having her there would have consequences.

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Recovering Lobbyist April 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

His mistake was having Maria at his runoff victory rally. Any reasonable person would understand that having her there would have consequences.

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