Opening Act: Mark Sanford!

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March 20 2013 8:25 AM

Opening Act: Mark Sanford!

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford in 2009.

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The results in the primary for South Carolina's first congressional district were ideal for former Rep. and Disgraced Governor Mark Sanford. He pulled 37 percent of the overall vote, more than twice as good as his closest three rivals combined. His opponent won't likely be Sen. Larry Grooms, who was endorsed by stars of the state's House delegation. It'll be Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston city councilman largely backed by social conservatives, and it'll only be him if/when Grooms passes on a recount. (There are around 600 votes, 0.9 percentage points, separating the two men.)

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