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    Sanford Wins SC's GOP Primary

    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat. Sanford, trying to make a political comeback, was one of 16 Republicans running in Tuesday's primary. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

    Sanford with supporters in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday. (Bruce Smith/AP)

    Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford snagged the GOP nomination for the state's House seat (the same one he held in the nineties) on Tuesday, beating opponent Curtis Bostic. He'll now face Elizabeth Colbert, sister of the famed Stephen, in a special election this May. Sanford, whose reputation was marred after he confessed to an extramarital affair, says voters are overlooking those indiscretions. "I think tonight's verdict will say a lot as to where people are or are not on that," Sanford said. "I suppose at some level, I will never completely move beyond that." Sanford made his first public appearance with his paramour, now fiancée, Maria Belen Chapur, Tuesday night. 

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