Why Mark Sanford Might Win Tomorrow

Reporting on Politics and Policy.
May 6 2013 8:43 AM

Opening Act: 47-46 Sanford

MT. PLEASANT, S.C.—I'm on the campaign trail, pretty literally, all day today, and will have a piece later about a confoundingly simple special election for Congress. The basic story is that Mark Sanford's relentless campaign to tie moderate Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch to Nancy Pelosi has allowed him to stay in the game and maybe win.

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