“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 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?
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 …