Guess Who Has No Democratic Opponent in 2014?
Remember about a year ago, when Democrats spent a fortune to defeat former governor Mark Sanford in a special House election? Elizabeth Colbert Busch spent $1.8 million, and the House Majority PAC and the DCCC spent $884,000 on independent expenditures.
The deadline …
Can Anthony Weiner Get Voters to See Beyond His Scandals?
The only thing holding back Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign is the fact that the candidate is Anthony Weiner.
The intriguing thing about Weiner’s video announcing his mayoral candidacy is that if it weren’t from Anthony Weiner, almost everyone would concur …
Mark Sanford's 10-Event Campaigning Days
If Mark Sanford succeeds in his improbable comeback tomorrow, a lot of people will be asking, “How did he do it?” A serious answer will be: “He just outworked his opponent.”
Earlier today, Dave Weigel tweeted, “Sanford has 5 campaign stops …
New Poll Shows Sanford, Colbert Busch Tied
For what it’s worth:
Less than a week before the contentious special election between Mark Sanford (R) and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (D), a RRH/PMI automated survey of 650 likely voters in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District finds the race as close …
Sanford, Colbert Busch Debate; Issues Accidentally Enter House Race
Last night’s debate between Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford aired on C-SPAN. (The video is not embeddable but can be seen here.)
The lead of the Post and Courier’s coverage of the Mark Sanford-Elizabeth Colbert Busch debate includes …
Sanford: I Was Watching the Super Bowl With My Son
The campaign of Mark Sanford has issued a statement from the candidate about the allegations of tresspassing at the home of his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford:
Charleston, SC – April 17, 2013 – Former Governor Mark Sanford today released the following statement:
“It’s an unfortunate …
Colbert Busch Appears to Prefer a . . . Selective Campaigning Schedule
How much will voters in South Carolina’s first congressional district see of Elizabeth Colbert Busch before Election Day?
Next week’s debate at the Medical University of South Carolina, sponsored by the AARP and Channel 2, is now canceled. …
Sanford: Are $320,000-Per-Job Stimulus Projects Worth It?
If you’re wondering how Mark Sanford will attempt to shift the discussion in South Carolina’s first congressional district from you-know-what to actual policy issues, today his campaign offers its first example: whether the stimulus passed by the federal …
Yes, Let's Meet Those Candidates in South Carolina!
From the Wednesday edition of the Morning Jolt . . .
Mark Sanford Wants a Shot at Redemption; He Doesn’t Want to End Up a Cartoon in a Cartoon Graveyard
Last night, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford beat his rival, …
The Sanford-Bostic Showdown in South Carolina
Yesterday’s Jolt offered my take on the GOP House runoff between Mark Sanford, the former governor infamous for his “Appalachian Trail” hike, and former Charleston County council member Curtis Bostic.
I spent last week in Hilton Head, …
Did Sanford's Comeback Trigger the Weiner and Spitzer Bids?
If former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford’s comeback bid for the U.S. House had failed earlier this year, it’s possible that scandal-ridden former governor Eliot Spitzer and former congressman Anthony Weiner wouldn’t have launched their comeback bids.
“If he …
The Name ‘Pelosi,’ the Voldemort of Red House Districts
Today’s Morning Jolt features a preview of the Benghazi hearings, praise for an NR colleague, and then last night’s big news#…#
This Just In from South Carolina: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Hey, Democrats. You just spent …
The Sudden Shift in South Carolina's Polls
This is not what Democrats wanted to or expected to see, the day before South Carolina’s special House election:
PPP’s final poll of the special election in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District finds a race that’s too close to call, …
South Carolina's Special Election and the ‘Political-Investor Community’
Over on the homepage, I have an interview with Mark Sanford, getting his sense of the race in South Carolina’s first congressional district, and what’s at stake in the special election:
GERAGHTY: We’ll get the official spending numbers in …
Sanford: I'm Eager to Share a Stage With My Opponent
Down in South Carolina’s first congressional district, Republican nominee and former governor Mark Sanford is relaunching his campaign with a furiously busy schedule, eager to refocus the race about any topic besides his former marriage, his current fiancée, …
Comparing Our Two Most Recent Improbable Comeback Attempts
The Wednesday edition of the Morning Jolt features a lot of discussion on what we know, and don’t know, about the Boston Marathon bombing, and then this gradual return to “normal” politics:
Contemplating the New Sanford-Weiner Era
Oh, goodness, do …
Sanford: Let’s Do At Least Four Debates This Month
Remember how Elizabeth Sanford Busch, the Democrat running for Congress in South Carolina’s First Congressional District, seemed a little shaky in one of her first national television appearances?
It appears Mark Sanford’s campaign wants to get the two …
Mark Sanford: The Plywood and Spray-Paint Candidate
See the plywood signs behind Sanford at last night’s runoff-victory celebration? That’s not a mistake; that’s one of the themes of his campaign.
Sanford’s always had pretty solid fiscal-conservative bona fides, and he’s emphasizing how …
Sanford Wins South Carolina House GOP Runoff
The Associated Press has called the South Carolina special House primary election for Mark Sanford.
At this hour, he leads with 14,227 votes to Bostic’s 11,552, a 55 percent to 44 percent split.
Charleston County, the most populous county in the district, is …
Sanford, Bostic to Debate in Hilton Head April 1
Tommy Hatfield, organizer of the Hilton Head Island First Monday Lunch Group, informs me that Mark Sanford and Curtis Bostic will attend a debate at their next meeting, held April 1 at Aunt Chiladas Restaurant in Hilton Head.
The Republican Primary …