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Sanford Talks SC GOP Nomination Win

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CHARLESTON, S.C. -

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has cleared another hurdle in his bid for a political comeback, defeating a former county council member to win the GOP nomination for a vacant U.S. House seat.

Click on the video link to view new comments from Sanford during an interview to WCBD-TV.

With 78% of precincts reporting, Sanford had about 56% of the vote to 44% for Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston County Council member. The candidates were vying Tuesday in a GOP runoff in the 1st Congressional District, which covers the south coast.

Sanford will face Elizabeth Colbert (kohl-BURT') Busch and Green Party candidate Eugene Platt in a May special election. She is the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR').

Sanford's political career was derailed four years ago by his admission of an extramarital affair.

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