Mark Sanford For Governor? Again?

“LUV GOV” MULLS ANOTHER RUN || By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is actively considering a run for governor of South Carolina in 2018, sources familiar with his thinking tell FITS. The former “Luv Gov”- who held the post from 2003-2011 – was nearly impeached after an infamous 2009 sex…


|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is actively considering a run for governor of South Carolina in 2018, sources familiar with his thinking tell FITS.

The former “Luv Gov”- who held the post from 2003-2011 – was nearly impeached after an infamous 2009 sex scandal exposed questionable travel practices within his administration.  He’s also been dogged by scandal ever since completing a remarkable political comeback in May of 2013.

Why would Sanford run?  Well, we can think of a million reasons … or to be more precise, $1,078,063.58.

That’s how much cash on hand Sanford has had sitting in his state account.  In fact he’s had roughly that amount sitting in his state account for the last three years.

We can also think of 400,000 reasons why he’s disappointed with current “Republican” governor Nikki Haley (more on that HERE).

But would South Carolinians entrust him with the keys to the governor’s mansion again?  Especially considering drama from his personal life is still blowing up in his face?

Hmmmmm …

Sanford is expected to face a stiff challenge for his congressional seat in 2016 from Charleston attorney and former S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) director Catherine Templeton.  In fact Templeton’s decision to step down from her role running the largest agency in state government earlier this year immediately prompted Sanford to start taking this whole Congress thing a bit more seriously.

Frankly, we don’t think Sanford has a statewide comeback in him … although to be fair, no one would have guessed he would have pulled off the special election victory that sent him back to the U.S. House of Representatives two years ago.

“The guy just wins elections,” one veteran political observer told FITS.

That’s true … although we suspect this “comeback” is a bridge too far for Sanford, especially given his recent missteps.  Anyway, what do you think?  Vote in our poll and post your thoughts in our comments section below …


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CNSYD February 10, 2015 at 4:39 pm

The only purpose of this FITS fantasy was to trumpet Templeton. You know, like he did T-Rav and Mace. How did those turn out?

Trump Force Zero February 10, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Sure can pick em.

SCBlues February 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Will Sanford have my email address to send me campaign emails like Mace did? Even though I never gave the Mace Campaign my email . . .

Watching you February 10, 2015 at 6:47 pm

The black helicopters circling over your head were put there by me.

Guest February 11, 2015 at 9:48 am

You guys & gals in the comments section are getting way too smart, if you all keep it up, Mr. Folks will shut down the comments section.

InTheKnow February 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Catherine had two options… #1 resign #2 be fired. Nikki had had enough of her after all of the her Ebola shenanigans she was doing on the coast. In no way did she resign to run for office.

Lowcountry February 10, 2015 at 7:50 pm

I’ve been whistling that tune… As I was informed of the same. Joke’s on us.

mongo February 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm

That is correct. She had the choice of leaving under her own steam or being pushed out. Think about it. Who announces they’re leaving on a Thursday, last day of work the following Monday? And the following Tuesday was the first day the General Assembly returned to session.

Tazmaniac February 10, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Sanford, Medical marijuana, and Gay marriage all on one home page. FITS has hit the derangement trifecta! If FITS could only have Sanford and T Rav smoke a doobie and bump uglies the servers would blow out. Throw in that boney A$$ shrew Jenny walking in on them and Columbia would have a brownout.

NC Straightshooter February 11, 2015 at 11:28 pm

OMG, I’m about to throw up, I’m laughing so hard!! This is a funny comment thread. You all are on fire and I love it!

Sanford is the ultimate bonehead and so are the nut-cake South Carolinians who think otherwise.

mamatiger92 February 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Oh, HELL no!

Glutton For Punishment February 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

This state cannot get enough of punching itself in the face.

southmauldin February 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm

And the politicians that they have elected have been punching me in the nuts for years. Though the current Governor was a little more gentle with Will’s nuts, from what I hear. And saw around 7 years ago at that bar that used to be Poor Richards when I was in law school. Not in the bar itself, but there may have been canoodling afterward.

You Know My Name February 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Why not? I mean, the fucktard electorate of this state re-elected Nikki for another four years of corruption, self service, and ineptitude; why not do the same for Markey Mark? That way, we get to hear him ‘pologizing for all his sins for eight more years.

Hell, Lexington County’s dumbest (electorate) is gearing up to vote in more Jimmy/Ring-style corruption for life when they either vote in Koon or Britt. Why break from a proud SC tradition?

Anne February 10, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Because they know you Dennis Tyndall! You are worse than the rest.lA

You Know My Name February 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Not Tyndall and not a fan of his, Koon’s, or Britt’s. All three have way too many ties to old guard corruption in Lexington County (plus Richland in Britt’s case).

I’ll be voting for Felix as he is the only candidate who does not seem to be connected to old guard corruption.

Mike at the Beach February 11, 2015 at 12:08 am

You, and a couple hundred of your closest friends (at least according to Huggy Bear).

Buz Martin February 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Your poll did not have a choice for “HELL FUCKING NO!” So I just chose “No.”

TSIB February 10, 2015 at 5:48 pm

It also lacked an “I never voted for him in the first place” option.

ask dems and ecb February 10, 2015 at 11:24 pm

Your mistake.Sanford can’t be defeated in state/national politics.

unsinkable Titanic February 11, 2015 at 7:06 am

But maybe he should be defeated. Or better yet, step down after this term.

it will never sink February 11, 2015 at 7:35 am

Why? Sanford just gave us a lesson on how to defeat the national Democrat Party AND the Republican establishment.

We all have flaws…he is a political guru that is fiscally and socially conservative…

unsinkable Titanic February 11, 2015 at 8:56 am

By perpetuating a Keystone Kops variety of the Republican party? A pseudo-Christian Jesus-cheater mentality? The Dems get away with the flawed man schtick because they pull their power from the striving underclasses with freebies. Republicans don’t have that default position. They have to be above reproach. Sanford is troubled on many levels.

Fed Up Republican February 10, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Let’s have a rematch, Mark Sanford and Bob Peeler. Two philandering, adulterous peas in a pod, sewer rats. One hiked the Appalachain Trail, the other hiked a path to the next door neighbor’s bedroom!
Sheesh, what a bunch of sickening trash.

southmauldin February 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm

If my gf ever cheats on me, I hope it would be with the guy next door. That way I don’t have to go far to kick his ass.

Lynn February 10, 2015 at 7:29 pm

From what I’ve seen of her the guy next door is much better off. A gold digging slut if there ever was one. Any woman who throws her children in the sewer like she does deserves Bob the trash man.
Her 4th or 5th marriage and sooo many more in between, a penis porcupine Queen!

Bonnie February 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

T-Rav hiked to the daycare!
The problem I have is these women, involved with these men are more to blame than the men. If they had not wanted to be sluts, they could have closed their orifices and kept their legs together!
They knew they were married and sleeping with married men! The terms slut, concubine, gold digger, paramour, dissolute, slovenly, immoral, kept, whore so many ways to describe them.

Oh FFS! February 10, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Even I, the king of skepticism and the maker fun of all that is holy & cherished by others, can not believe that there are a significant number of people in this poll that would actually vote for Sanford for governor again.

Just when I thought my faith in humanity could go no lower, I see a poll like this.

“Hitler had the right idea! he was just an underachiever! Kill ’em all, Adolf! All of ’em! Jew, Mexican, American, White, kill ’em all! Start over! The experiment didn’t work! Rain 40 days, please fucking rain to wash these turds off my fucking life! Wash these human wastes of flesh and bone off this planet! I pray to you, God, to kill these fucking people!”-Bill Hicks

Bill February 10, 2015 at 5:41 pm

I would vote for GT before I would vote for Sanford, and that thought makes me want to puke.

Same ol' Same ol' February 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm

It would not surprise me if he ran and won. Folks in this state just love them some Jesus. All Marky Mark has to do is get him some Jesus and he’s in.

TSIB February 10, 2015 at 5:47 pm

“Sanford is expected to face a stiff challenge for his congressional seat in 2016 from Charleston attorney and former S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) director Catherine Templeton. ”

LOL, cut it out, dude. No one’s buying it.

Todd February 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm

I love my Republican family values with a little Argentenian ass on the side. Sanford is okay inn my book.

jimlewisowb February 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Why the hell not – He doesn’t have to worry about any dirty laundry being aired by the media

He has left his skid marked jockeys in the Mountains, on the Beaches of the Atlantic, in the lobby of the South Carolina State Capital, through out the hallowed halls of Congress and even a pair or two in the rain forest of Argentina

Rhett, if he decides to run, will win by a landslide

blindsquireelfindsnut February 10, 2015 at 11:22 pm


nitrat February 10, 2015 at 7:24 pm

As soon as I see the name Templeton, I know bullshit is coming.
Who the hell is paying this blog to push a woman it attacked as a drunk, slut and no show at work not 2 years ago?

nitisnutzandarat February 10, 2015 at 11:21 pm

Send your question to the ‘Wire’.

behind every man... February 10, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Can Jenny be his Campaign Manager again? Please? Pretty please? Or has he promised Chapur she can be First Lady of SC, if they reignite their sparking? Of course Georgia Peach might have something to say about that…. No doubt Sanford has schooled himself on overlapping relationships using Francois Hollande’s playbook.

Bible Thumper February 10, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Jenny would run against him.

behind every man February 11, 2015 at 7:23 am

That would be quite a duel! It would end up being an echo chamber experience, as they use many of the same catch phrases and hold similar views. However, Jenny would be more innovative solving problems.
Mark’s sycophants would come out beating the scorned woman drum and disparaging her looks. Very unsettling for the sons.

Larry Bishop February 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm

I would vote for him today if he could replace the travesty we have in office now.

WW February 10, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Neither are worthy of public office!

ww.IDIOT February 10, 2015 at 11:18 pm

Like Tom Ervin was? Clown.

who ya tryin to fool? February 10, 2015 at 11:17 pm

You supported Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Don’t believe you!

aikencounty February 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm

On a slightly serious note, how many terms can one as governor in South Carolina?
I thought only two.

Columbia Insider February 11, 2015 at 10:20 am

That’s not a serious note, even slightly. Read the state constitution. The prohibition is as to more than two consecutive terms.

aikencounty February 11, 2015 at 10:33 am

Thank you.

Bible Thumper February 10, 2015 at 10:58 pm

A deal already in the works, Tim Scott be the next gobner and Nikki gets the Senate seat. All y’all fretting fo nothin.

just asking February 10, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Why would Scott want to be a ‘gobner’?

Bible Thumper February 10, 2015 at 11:28 pm

State gives you a nice house to use. It’s a better stepping stone to the Presidency.

you da man! February 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

Thanks Thumper.Makes sense. I still believe Sanford is the best politician SC will EVER see again.

Youbetcha February 11, 2015 at 8:27 am

“He’s playing it viss hees deek”

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

TyroneMamaCollards February 11, 2015 at 8:44 am

of course he will win. sleazy republicans always do.

mamatiger92 February 11, 2015 at 8:46 am

Will those of you who voted “Yes” in this poll, please post your names & addresses? Someone will be by later to smack you & to take your voter registration cards.
Thank you for your cooperation.

NSJS February 11, 2015 at 9:12 am

He wants to be State Comptroller General. It will give him a hand on the state’s purse strings, a spot on the B&CB, and he’d be running against an even more hapless candidate, assuming Eckstrom runs again. Who else could Sanford best in a mudslinging contest on the statewide level?

Sexist much? February 11, 2015 at 10:27 am

Sounds like you need to go join the Taliban, where women are always to blame for men’s indiscretions–including rape.

erneba February 11, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Who are you kidding. Sanford could win his election to the House or to the State house in a heartbeat. That is, if you skip all the leftards, whose hearts will stop from the shock.


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