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Mark Sanford Hires New Spokeswoman

“LUV GOV” TAPS AMY LAZENBY AS PRESS SECRETARY || By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is adding to his political team … Two months after tapping his longtime policy advisor Scott English to run his Washington, D.C. office, the “Luv Gov” has hired a new press secretary. Amy Lazenby, who…

“LUV GOV” TAPS AMY LAZENBY AS PRESS SECRETARY

|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is adding to his political team …

Two months after tapping his longtime policy advisor Scott English to run his Washington, D.C. office, the “Luv Gov” has hired a new press secretary.

Amy Lazenby, who broke into Palmetto politics publishing left-of-center (albeit pro-libertarian) columns here on FITS, will start as Sanford’s new spokesman on March 16.  Prior to coming on board with Sanford, Lazenby managed the 2014 U.S. Senate candidacy of independent petition candidate Thomas Ravenel.  Before that she did social media work and policy analysis for S.C. Senator Tom Davis and several other state lawmakers.

Lazenby will work out of Sanford’s Washington, D.C. office.

Speculation about Sanford’s political future has been swirling in recent weeks …

First, there’s a formidable potential challenger eyeing his first congressional district seat – former S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) director Catherine Templeton.  There’s also speculation that Sanford has his eye on another run for governor of the Palmetto State – an office he held from 2003-2011.

Why would he do that?

Well, Sanford has more than $1 million left in his state account from his 2006 reelection campaign … and since 2013 he’s been working with Sunny Philips, one of the state’s top fundraising talents.

Sanford also reportedly told English he wanted to “put the band back together” in 2015 – a reference to re-assembling the team that got him elected governor in 2002.

But to what end?

Guess we’ll find out soon …

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81 comments

Why does it suck there again? March 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm

You guys sure know how to pick ’em….and then keep re-electing ’em.

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Any suggestions for better? We keep trying to educate, but as the old cliche goes “you can lead a horse to water but cannot make him drink.”

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Purple Rain March 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Wow! Surprised to see Amy working for him.

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just kidding March 6, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Jenny needs a job, why doesn’t he hire her? After all let bygones be bygones. This is their chance to be the most powerful couple in SC.

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Purple Rain March 6, 2015 at 7:19 pm

I think he already tried that in 2010 and she turned him down.

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Anon March 6, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Surprised Sanford hired a crazy far left, liberal democrat as his spokesperson. Given what I’ve heard of Lazenby, this should be fun to watch. What’s the over/under on timeframe for an implosion?

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GrandTango March 6, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Probably gives you some insight into WHO Jenny really is….(Hint: Hillary Clinton)….

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? March 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm

anything but

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 6:29 pm

He is dillusional, try, hard as it is, for your own sanity, to look away – IMO absolute nutjob.

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm

I do admit if he left, things might be a bit dull. No one to disagree with. Well there is always Buz and others, but.. GT makes a great villian.

she has no idea March 6, 2015 at 4:16 pm

She must need a paycheck badly… and no one else wants to work with him.

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Laughing March 6, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Or her.

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Purple Rain March 6, 2015 at 7:23 pm

I like her, even though we do often disagree politically. I am of the opinion she bit of a temper, so this should be fun to watch

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Purple Rain March 6, 2015 at 7:24 pm

I like her, even though we do often disagree politically. I am of the opinion she has a bit of a temper, so this should be fun to watch!

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Rocky March 6, 2015 at 2:59 pm

See, yet another story about a job being created. This show is on fire baby. Fire. Mark’s a job creator. And as I recall, Lazenby was sort of hot. Well more than sort of.

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shifty henry March 6, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Amy’s husband — where will he be?

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Batshit Crazy March 6, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Amy’s young family — where will they be?

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 3:54 pm

In today’s time women are often bread winners, maybe he will be at home with the children. I relish the idea a man might understand how much women can contribute. Ha!

Do love your sense of humor :)

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wondering March 6, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Is she that lady from Georgia Sanford was seeing?

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SCBlues March 7, 2015 at 1:03 am

“Is she that lady from Georgia Sanford was seeing?”
As long as they live in a state that is crossed by the Appalachian Trail he was seeing ’em . . .

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm

Your reply is accurate, but assumes everyone knows backdrop story. I remember trying to figure it out, trying to help, how difficult to get simple info. Sometimes the most simple answer is best?

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 9:47 am

She is his X wife.

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nitrat March 7, 2015 at 11:13 am

The married ‘lady’ from Georgia Sanford was seeing?

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 2:49 pm

I think you meant to emphasize married vs lady? Lol

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GrandTango March 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

LMAO…What’d I tell ya’….

FITS makes me look like a genius…every day….Hahahaha…

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shifty henry March 6, 2015 at 8:02 pm

When are you going to send Sic Willie a photo of yourself? He wants to show it to his doctor to promote the case for mercy killings.

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GrandTango March 7, 2015 at 10:24 am

Why is it, that a photo of you is beside Webster’s Definition of “Trite Brain-dead DumbF*#k”…????…Hahahaha…
LMAO…You people are really lazy or stupid…or BOTH…

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shifty henry March 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Re photo: At least mine is not a dead fish on a riverbank – no one has to go to the dictionary to see yours.

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 3:34 pm

His responses read like a dead fish smells.

hallelujah March 7, 2015 at 7:52 am

FITS could cure cancer long before figuring out how to make you look competent, we won’t even discuss genius.

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GrandTango March 7, 2015 at 8:51 am

Are you saying Lizenby is not an avowed leftist, going to work for a “Republican” of the Liberal-Tarian brand…??

Or are you just spouting ignorant Bull-S#!t, void of content, because you’re too F*#king stupid, or dishonest to admit I’m right?

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm

GT nobody on this site does a better job of spouting ignorant BS than you do.

The stench is starting to smell like an X tomb full of newly dead fish. Carry on soldier.

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GrandTango March 7, 2015 at 4:16 pm

You hate me and can insult me. You are interested in ‘common ground’ (as long as it’s yours) and dialogue, to plead w/ others to consider your bitter hatred and NAZI-like Leftist zeal…as acceptable.

We know all that…to keep repeating that, is a F*#king bore…But do you have something substantive to contribute?

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Trite much? If I am so fucking boring, why waste your time with “dialogue” which you detest?

I’ve made my contributions, did you read them, or too self absorbed? I do realize how much you value your own opinions and what little value you place on others.

Truth is, I don’t require your approval to think, but you obviously need mine, why else would you bother to contact me directly on this medium?

I “was” interested in true common ground, but you are not. The only ideas you are capable of digesting reside in that infinitesimally small brain of yours.

Carry on soldier. While you do, remember I am a true soldier in every meaning of the word.

Have a splendid Weekend! Try something new, like skydiving.

GrandTango March 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Posting under another name, after taking an @$$-whoopin’ from me under one of your other pseudonyms…LMAO…

Do you actually think you’re fooling anyone???…Hahahahaha….

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 5:35 pm

WTF are you talking about? You really need to get off the shrooms.

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 5:43 pm

You know GT, I might be a woman, but the only ass whipping you will ever give me verbally or physically, should be public display, so everyone can see how weak your sorry arsenal really is.

Rant on…

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Arsenal, while appropriaye, was auto correct, which really means ASS

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 5:48 pm

I do admit I have a keen interest in pyschology. I think you’d make a most excellent subject of men with infinitesimally small brains, to see if there is a correlation to other male parts.

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

I’ll break code and say “Amen, Amen, Amen…. “

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm

You look like the fishhead ass you portray. ..Imo.

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GrandTango March 7, 2015 at 4:17 pm

I love when I’m RIGHT…and it p!$$#$ off you delusional idiots…LMAO…

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 4:47 pm

FFS the idiot continues to drone on.

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Guess you were just born this way?

Wouldn't put that on a resume March 6, 2015 at 3:20 pm

“Lazenby managed the 2014 U.S. Senate candidacy of independent petition candidate Thomas Ravenel.”

I’ll bet Lazenby cringes every time she see’s that in writing.

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Figures I guess March 6, 2015 at 5:39 pm

She’s too ignorant to know better.

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Mike at the Beach March 6, 2015 at 7:18 pm

So is Marky Mark, obviously…

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Mike at the Beach March 6, 2015 at 7:20 pm

I doubt that- anyone with any sense knew he was a Graniteville-grade train wreck before the campaign started.

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shifty henry March 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Gee, Mike, that’s sort of a rough statement….

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Mike at the Beach March 6, 2015 at 11:24 pm

True…but that a pretty rough campaign / candidate…

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Rough, but likely true. I’m sure you know ;)

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TSIB March 8, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Yeah, really, managing Ravenel’s candidacy sounds like a sweet deal. You get paid well, don’t have to do shit, and expectations are really, really low, so no one blames you for the inevitable failure.

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Mike at the Beach March 8, 2015 at 9:14 pm

That’s valid logic with a few minor exceptions. I doubt she got paid *that* well, she had to deal with the fact that her candidate was an absolute buffoon (which tends to strain one’s credibility, even in SC politics), and the expectations were low precisely because everyone (well, 96.16%, anyway) knew just how moronic and ill-suited for office Ravenel would be. When you handle shit like that, it takes a long, long time to get the smell off of your hands. This is why no serious, mainstream political consultant would touch him, money or not. This is why he was forced to go out and find someone who would do it for ego, funsies, or to break into the field. Not a sweet deal in my book, but I see where you’re coming from.

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Toyota Kawaski March 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

Mike i so wish you would bring your ignorant ass down to GVW and make that statement. Be glad to arrange a meeting with all 9 familys who lost loved ones. What You say internet tough guy?

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Thurston Howell III March 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm

He would, but you’re on the wrong side of the tracks.

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm

I am sure she does, as is anyone who supported h7m dies. The most interesting thing I recall is WF appearing 9n his reality show Lil. There were many who had high hopes for a T Rav comeback.

I was not one of them, unless he was serious, which I did not detect.

He was pulling a Trump, hoping to get people interested in his reality show. I’m really not that interested, though I do recall, if memory serves he beat a friend in that election (first). Ok, maybe beat is an understatement, but….

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm

I am sure she does, as is anyone who supported him does. The most interesting thing I recall is WF appearing in his reality show LOL. There were many who had high hopes for a T Rav comeback.

I was not one of them, unless he was serious, which I did not detect.

He was pulling a Trump, hoping to get people interested in his reality show. I’m really not that interested, though I do recall, if memory serves he beat a friend in that election (first). Ok, maybe beat is an understatement, but….

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Jack's overworked dickhand March 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Sanford desperate for a spokesperson and the Lazer desperate for a job?

I swear one would think the T-Rav debacle would preclude her from working in politics at a high level for at least a little while. I mean that was a (s)hit show.

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Anon March 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm

+2

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

It is my opinion Sanford was a good governor, not by any means loyal per se to his staff, nor his wife. He is a man of flaws, but a Governor who was capable, of making decisions, or perhaps had a better spokesperson at one time, either way he gave/gives the impression of trying to do the right thing. Some people have the ability to separate business v. Personal. Maybe it was Jenny who helped and worked behind scenes? We can speculate daily, but I prefer to judge a man by his works. It is my opinion he was a better governor than Haley, who I do admire in some respects, but she isn’t honest, it is my strong belief that has been validated by inside sources… wait for it….

She DID in fact, have an affair with WF. She is ambitious enough to “try” to destroy or marginalize anything he says or does. It is my opinion, fear brings out the worst in us.

Don’t believe me? Just look at GT pounding his chest daily.

I seriously doubt anyone in the know would want to challenge my above comment, particularly the per son who told me. How quickly things,might unravel. Should they, hey, I am sure it is easy enough to find out who I am with today’s technology. It is also easy enough to pull up old phone conversation/Facebook communication.

I won’t call any names, but feel it is worth being said. Folks was loyal far longer than any loyalty was shown to him, he’ll we are still waiting for it.

Amazing how one or two people can affect the rest of your life!

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm

My apologies in advance for typos, on cell, but you the pic.

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm

It is also noteworthy how she basically destroyed Andre Bauer, IMO, awwww… He was the leak, not him directly but a staff member. Can you remember her endorsement of Rice? My guess, she is out to get him too. An interesting dialogue took place when Nikki addressed a mutual friend between them. Something along the lines “I am done with you” spouted one angry Andre supporter publicly.

The world of politics and lies.

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 3:35 pm

It is also noteworthy how she basically destroyed Andre Bauer, IMO, awwww… He was the leak, not him directly but a staff member. Can you remember her endorsement of Rice? My guess, she is out to get Bauer too.

An interesting dialogue took place when Nikki addressed a mutual friend between them. Something along the lines “I am done with you” spouted one angry Andre supporter publicly.

The world of politics and lies.

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Mande would have been more fun.

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Fartblossom March 6, 2015 at 5:31 pm

As would be Taylahh Brown.

BTW – haven’t seen anything by or about her since she got snowed in at DCA.

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shifty henry March 6, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Oh, Taylor is still there. She has a contract to parade around in a bikini to melt the snow and ice on the runways.

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SCBlues March 7, 2015 at 1:00 am

“Oh, Taylor is still there. She has a contract to parade around in a bikini to melt the snow and ice on the runways”
Oh Shifty – I do so enjoy your comments – even the ones a good liberal like me is not supposed to be laughing at! LOL
(Please keep up the good work!)

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Like George Carlin, who conservatives (fiscal at least) should not laugh at. Love him!

shifty henry March 7, 2015 at 5:46 pm

OK, so don’t believe me, but here is the video of Taylor melting snow and ice——–

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDLLXUaqZxg&list=RDN7hk-hI0JKw

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Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Thx for vid, going to “try” to watch, but the very name shifty Henry recommending anything while funny, scary LOL

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Not sure WTF is up with the Lolita crap, but….lol

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Hmmmmm…..looks a bit “tweaked”, but beautiful. Check out a real one. Let me get to a computer to paste beautiful liar. LOVED sharing music.

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 6:06 pm
shifty henry March 7, 2015 at 6:57 pm

I just lost my innocence…..

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm

(Dying laughing) I somehow doubt that, but thanks for the laugh!

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 7:19 pm

I must retire from commenting for a few hours, you know women must keep things in order LOL. Before I go, necessary to say laughter is good for the heart! Should I die tonight, may want to re-think that latter part. Not. :)

Purple Rain March 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

FITS, I know that all we ask for or want is not possible given budget/technology limits. But that doesn’t stop me from expressing wants, I’d possible. Would love to see a section of site dedicated to art, music and more specifically philosophy.

Any one else? Oh, and while creating a wish list, how about ability to tag others.

The Facebook of SC with anomity – ha!

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TSIB March 8, 2015 at 7:45 pm

lol.

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Revolving Door March 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Sanford has still had fewer spokesmen than Curtis Loftis has in the last two years. Both tough to work for but no one is worse the the treasurer.

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Toyota Kawaski March 9, 2015 at 9:11 am

of course he hired the Lesbian Pixie….Crazy Loves Crazy.

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Timmy Tebow March 9, 2015 at 9:47 am

Don’t think you need to put “Luv Gov” and “tapping” in the same sentence.

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