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Sanford's Runoff Opposition Confirmed

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's opponent for the April 2nd run-off for the first district congressional seat was confirmed Friday.  A recount today shows Curtis Bostic beat Larry Grooms Tuesday by just under 500 votes.  Bostic, a former Charleston county councilman, will go against Sanford in the GOP runoff. The winner faces Democrat Elizabeth Colbert- Busch in the special election.

 Friday Sanford was in Beaufort County for the first time since the votes were tallied. 

 

"Well, I can't speak for other people but it was an awfully good indication of some very good things happening on that front," Sanford said Friday.  "We didn't expect to get 37%. I think when you cut a pie 16 different ways to get 37% is rather remarkable to get three times more than the next highest vote-getter was really humbling."

On his first stop in Beaufort County since Tuesday's election--Sanford Friday spoke to neighbors at Bluffton Barbeque about supporting his campaign for congress.

Sanford says he is not against a particular candidate right now--but toward particular ideas in which he believes.

 

While Tuesday's results show voters do have faith in the politician who fell in the spotlight, not everyone is ready to let him represent them again.

 

"I've already forgiven him I just don't want him to be my congressmen," Ben Wardlaw of Hilton Head said. "It's a trust issue. If you do that to your wife, you might not think twice about doing it to a voter."

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