Voters Head to the Polls For Special Election in South Carolina's First District

Potential political comeback for Mark Sanford, who is up against Elizabeth Colbert Busch


Voters in South Carolina's first congressional district head to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to offer former Gov. Mark Sanford a chance at political redemption, or instead send the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert to Congress.

Sanford, the Republican former governor whose time in office ended in a scandal triggered by a nationally-publicized extramarital affair and subsequent divorce, is seeking to once again win the district that elected him to Congress for three terms. A special election was called for this solidly Republican seat following GOP Rep. Tim Scott's resignation to become the state's next senator.