Why Mark Sanford Might Win Tomorrow

Weigel
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.

The 3-D printed gun is here, and it ... looks like a gun you'd make with a 3-D printer. Chuck Schumer and Steve Israel are taking the lead in the Senate and House, respectively, on renewing the ban on plastic weapons. It's never been controversial before—it cleared 400 votes 25 years ago. Will it be controversial now?

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David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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