Runaway Governor

Sanford Admits Additional Liaisons

Mark Sanford’s love affair may not have been as spontaneous as he originally stated: The South Carolina governor told the Associated Press in an interview that he saw his Argentine mistress, Maria Belen Chapur, more than he previously admitted—and that he "crossed lines" with other women, though did not have sex with them. In the interview with the AP, “the governor described five meetings with Maria Belen Chapur over the past year, including two romantic, multi-night stays with her in New York before they met there again intending to break up.” It was the first time Sanford admitted to liaisons with Chapur in the U.S., and also corrected his earlier statement that he had seen her only four times over their eight-year relationship.