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Mark Sanford’s Latest Slip Fuels Catherine Templeton Buzz

BUT WILL SHE RUN? By FITSNEWS  ||  In the aftermath of S.C. Rep. Mark Sanford‘s most recent personal meltdown – and the rumors it spawned – buzz began building around Lowcountry lawyer Catherine Templeton as a potential challenger to the scandal-prone politician. Now that Sanford has found himself at the heart of…

BUT WILL SHE RUN?

By FITSNEWS  ||  In the aftermath of S.C. Rep. Mark Sanford‘s most recent personal meltdown – and the rumors it spawned – buzz began building around Lowcountry lawyer Catherine Templeton as a potential challenger to the scandal-prone politician.

Now that Sanford has found himself at the heart of a more serious scandal, the drumbeat for Templeton is once again approaching a crescendo – as first district voters who gave the former “Luv Gov” a second chance last year are growing increasingly frustrated with his shenanigans.

Will Templeton answer the call?

“She’s his worst nightmare,” one Lowcountry GOP operative with ties to Sanford told FITS.  “A woman who is smart, connected and easy to look at – and who is every bit as pro-taxpayer and pro-free market as he is.  Basically she’s the voting record people want in this seat – without the baggage that goes with Mark.”

Templeton – who currently runs the largest agency in state government – hasn’t indicated a desire to run for elected office.  And to the extent she’s being courted, most have been touting her as a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2018 given her statewide profile.

But Sanford’s incessant pooch screws keep swinging the door to the first district wide open …

“Mark’s problem isn’t so much the errors themselves it’s the frequency,” the GOP operative continued.  “His pre-existing trust issues narrowed his margin for error – meaning each time a bad story breaks it’s worse for him than it would be for a typical politician.”

“And he keeps screwing up,” the operative added.

Exactly …

That’s Sanford’s problem in a nutshell: He can’t go three months without stepping on his, um, well … you know … which reminds voters why they don’t like him and opens the door to credible challengers.  As a result, what should be an easy reelection for an incumbent with well-documented fundraising and retail political skills is looking increasingly problematic for Sanford.

After serving three terms in the U.S. House from 1995-2001, Sanford served two terms as South Carolina’s governor from 2003-11 – nearly getting impeached after admitting to an extramarital affair in 2009.  It wasn’t his romantic exploits that caused him problems, but rather an investigation into his travel practices – which included the taxpayer subsidization of at least one of his romantic interludes.

Chronic over-sharing in response to his personal issues has also plagued Sanford throughout his political career.

Of interest?  Templeton isn’t the only female first district candidate being courted to run against the “Luv Gov.”

Sources tell FITS Lowcountry solicitor Scarlett Wilson has been approached and encouraged to run for the seat assuming Templeton takes a pass.

Bottom line?  Mark Sanford isn’t going to get a free ride in 2016 … and when he does draw opposition, he’ll have no one to blame for it but himself.

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51 comments

Rocky December 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

What’s the story here? Mark is banking Templeton?

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shifty henry December 17, 2014 at 11:14 am

Uh-Oh…..maybe he’s really “banging” her..!!

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aikencounty December 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

NO WAY!
He can’t keep a secret.

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jimlewisowb December 17, 2014 at 9:24 am

The lowcountry loves rascals like Rhett Butler Sanford

The lowcountry doesn’t give a rat’s ass for bitches like Scarlett O’Hara Templeton

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Flip Coscoe December 17, 2014 at 9:28 am

I believe you are once again correct.

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shifty henry December 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

What about her sucking up the “Southern Comfort”? If my memory is working Fits used to post an article every time she got shit-faced drunk both in public and at home with those “hen-parties”. Am I wrong?

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aikencounty December 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

DAMN IT!
I slept in and U beat me to it!
She does appear to be a cutie, wonder how she looks half shit faced and all sweaty?

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shifty henry December 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm

“how she looks half shit faced and all sweaty?”
I didn’t want to say that here myself, but I could fantasize that scene. It also shows that you are a credit to Southern Manhood…..

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aikencounty December 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm

“Git ‘n back o’ da truck,BITCH!”

Slartibartfast December 17, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Nah. Too scrawny for me. I’m an Arby’s lover. I want ALL the meats! Chunky is my funky monkey! Now, Kate Upton.. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

shifty henry December 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

I hear your mantra now, “Thin may be in, but fat’s where it’s at!”

Slartibartfast December 19, 2014 at 1:32 am

(I must have pushed the shifty switch.) :o)

shifty henry December 17, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Rosie O’Donnell was discussing how hard it was to be famous and also struggle with a weight problem.
She was in a Baskin Robbins, just looking, and a woman asked, “Are you Rosie O’Donnell?” She
said, “Yes.” “Oh, I didn’t know you were pregnant.” Rosie looked at her and said, “Yes, four and a half months.” The woman asked, “What are you going to name it?” “I don’t know. Either Ben or Jerry.”

shifty henry December 17, 2014 at 6:36 pm

A rather obese lady licked up the last drop of a sundae and walked over to the drugstore scale. Putting in a penny, she was aghast at the reading.
She took off her coat, put another penny in the scale, and weighed herself again. Not too happy, she
removed her hat and shoes. She put in
another penny and still received no reading that pleased her. A young boy who’d been watching her said, “Don’t stop now. I got a pocketful of pennies!”

Seabreeze December 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Fits didn’t write that. Those comments were made in these posts by people who don’t even know her. I’ve been to dinner with her many times, and it was the rest of us who were three sheets to the wind. She was stone cold sober every time. I’ve seen so much shit made up about her in these posts that are totally rediculous.

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shifty henry December 17, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Then I would retract my sarcastic comment…..

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Flip Coscoe December 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

LMAO!!! Sorry Ms.Templeton. ‘FITS” endorsement(?)just ended your potential run in SC 1. :-)

Rumor is she is as liberal on social issues as Elizabeth Colbert Busch-pro abortion and gay marriage? Is that true? If so she will be lucky to get 40% of the vote.

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Godslayer December 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

She’d be running in Charleston, not Greenville, where people aren’t as stupid as they are in Greenville.

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Flip Coscoe December 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Oh. I thought SC1 was in Charleston and Sanford has won TWICE.
We agree. They are smart.

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nitrat December 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm

HA

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mamatiger92 December 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

Oh, GT… the telling LMAO gave you away.

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Flip Coscoe December 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Wrong but i am honored to be compared to the ‘brains’ of the FITS blog.

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mamatiger92 December 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm

bless your heart

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Flip Coscoe December 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm

It already is-thank you.

Fred December 17, 2014 at 9:28 am

” Basically she’s the voting record people want in this seat – ”

Didn’t realize that she had any experience as an elected official and thus any voting record @ all?????

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GOP December 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Again with the nit picking. This is politics. This is the kind of thing Republicans say. Record, no record. What’s the difference? One word. How can one word be important in the grand scheme of things. Just go with it. Facts just get in the way of whats important.

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Free Mustache Rides December 17, 2014 at 1:06 pm

As long as I have a face, she has a seat.

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Wrong December 17, 2014 at 9:32 am

“Bottom line? Mark Sanford isn’t going to get a free ride in 2016”

Yes he is.

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idiotwind December 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

dead on. he will be re-elected til he dies in office or receives enough payola to retire in comfort. thats the south carolina way.

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Bill December 17, 2014 at 10:01 am

The taxpayers have already paid him a couple of million over the last decade in addition to all the money he has gotten in “bribes.” Could some one list what the state has received for its money.
Sanford is a taker. Living on the backs of the taxpayers. Think how much cheaper it would be if we kicked him out an gave him food stamps.

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bogart December 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Soooo right you are. The deeper Sanford stands in shit the more votes he’ll get….HELLO….This is SC.

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Smirks December 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Of course he is. He beat out the rest of the circus in the 2012 primary, you’d have to be smoking crack if you think one more clown is going to make any difference.

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SCBlueWoman December 17, 2014 at 9:33 am

His sorry ass should have never been elected in the first place. You get what you pay and vote for.

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Palmettodog December 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

I’d hit it.

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shifty henry December 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

That is a very good photo. I’m adding it to my file “The Women of Fits”…….

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Flip Coscoe December 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

Mr Sanford is the greatest elected official this state has ever known. When Mrs. Haley becomes president in 2020, America will finally be back on track to greatness. Only problem is, should she choose Ted Cruz or Michelle Bachman for VP?

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shifty henry December 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

Lillian Koller ? Bye-the-bye, does anyone know where she is now? (Not that I’m looking for her — I’m just curious).

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ROcky December 17, 2014 at 10:26 am

I sure hope Haley is not president. Smirks and I won’t be able to get married and live in marital bliss 4 ever and ever!!!

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aikencounty December 17, 2014 at 11:58 am

Ah HELL, pick that little “witch” from Delaware!
Hillary wins going away!
YOU BETCHA!

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TSIB December 17, 2014 at 10:40 am

“That’s Sanford’s problem in a nutshell: He can’t go three months without stepping on his, um, well … you know … which reminds voters why they don’t like him”

Yet they keep returning him to public office. Go figure.

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guest December 17, 2014 at 10:51 am

So you think it will take a woman to beat Mark in the races? Elizabeth couldn’t.

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nitrat December 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Her campaign was as bad as Shaheen’s.

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LOL December 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Um, news flash. She doesn’t have a voting record as she hasn’t ever been elected. To anything. Her ego is bigger than her biceps, apparently. Which is saying a lot. Not. Gonna. Happen.

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Jack December 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm

“Um, news flash. She doesn’t have a voting record as she hasn’t ever been elected.”

Stop nit picking. Thats just stuff Republicans say. We don’t need no stinkin facts. Facts can’t be trusted.

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The Colonel December 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Hell, “no voting record” got Obama elected President. He voted “present” 129 times as a state senator and did not vote at all as the Senator from Illinois more than 68 times – his side argued that he did it “… to protest bills that he believed had been drafted unconstitutionally or as part of a broader legislative strategy.”

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Jack December 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Are we paying you to defend the country? If so we are paying too much. 1 vote or 10,000 votes is a “voting record”. People who have never held elective office have “no” voting record because they have had no opportunity to vote.

So when a “GOP Operative” (most likely Will Folks) refers to her “voting record” its just stuff Republicans say. Like most of what they say, it is not fact based, a lie, an untruth, a misdirection, a bunch of crap. .

This is not rocket science.

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Ghost of Templeton Past December 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Templeton is waiting to be appointed a judge. Hope like hell she gets it so she can screw over a lot more people like she did at LLR and DHEC.

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nitrat December 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

‘ Basically she’s the voting record people want in this seat – without the baggage that goes with Mark.” ‘
What ‘voting record’ does she have? Has she ever held elective office?

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So funny it hurts December 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Only in Will and a certain “political operative’s” mind does this have a chance in hell.

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ELCID December 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Templeton is an idiot! And just a place holder, money kick backer, to Tricky Nicky Haley.

But, since bribery and money laundering thieves are the GOP candidates of choice.
Either, Templeton or Sanford, will be re-elected by the too dumb to read the news electorate.

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