Jenny Sanford Mulling Congressional Run
Former first lady could square off against ex husband Mark Sanford.
Sanford, who held the seat two decades ago before becoming governor, announced he was "studying" a run for the seat, which will be vacated by Rep. Tim Scott, who has been appointed to fill the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint.
Jenny Sanford, who lives on Sullivan's Island, was on Gov. Nikki Haley's short list to replace DeMint, told CQ Roll Call she's also pondering a run.
“I have already had calls from people offering to help should I choose to run, and I will speak with my family about that possibility over the holidays," Sanford said.
The couple divorced in 2010 after Mark Sanford admitted to an affair with an Argentinian woman. He has since reportedly proposed to the woman.