Campaigns/Elections

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

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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.