Jenny Sanford Mulling Congressional Run

Former first lady could square off against ex husband Mark Sanford.

Not long after former Gov. Mark Sanford announced he would consider running for his old seat in Congress, his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford, announced she's also considering a run for the same office.

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.

Ambassador December 21, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Yes I know she was the First Lady of SC and was some kind of investment banker or something in her early life, but as of late all I remember is her passionate plea over her loose dog on the beach on Sullivans Island, which she found to be a "bit much" and her eleventh hour plea and comments on the proposed Sullivans Island school that will replace the original school that her kids never attended. What a resume. This is a joke? Isn't it?
van crause December 21, 2012 at 03:14 PM
I don't think its a joke as Ambassador says, I would be upset about a thousand dollar fine on my dog,,,,Jenny has every right to run, but I hope Mark her ex beats her. This is America anyone has the right to run, the people will decide and the rest of you yankees have the same right to run, doesn't mean you will win.
Ken December 22, 2012 at 12:09 AM
The only reason she has decided to run is to get back at her ex-husband, she has zero experience and zero qualifications beyond name recognition for the job. These two people continue to make this state a laughing stock of the nation.
Alex Saitta December 22, 2012 at 12:37 AM
What has she accomplished in government? She was an investment banker. Sold a book or two. Politics and the private sector are two different things. Very different. I have no problem with a person going from the private sector to the public sector. It is a great idea. I did it myself. However, the person making such a move should start at the local level, convince people they can be effective in government, and once elected then prove you can be effective in government. Once you have served a term or two at the local level, and learned something about government and how it works, then you move higher and higher, if you want. That makes the most sense. Jenny hasn't accomplished anything in government nor has proved she would even be any good at it. She is popular. That's it. She shoudn't even be seriously considered for a US Congressional seat.
Really?! December 22, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Are you people stupid?! She ran marks4!!! Campaigns. And ran th state budget on top of raising 4 boys and taking on the responsibilities as SCs First Lady. Oh yea. And she was one of wall streets finest. Do your research before you speak with ignorance!!!!!
Really?! December 22, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Oh. And why don't you check with mark Sanford and see who he just asked to run his comeback campaign.......
stanley seigler December 23, 2012 at 02:37 AM
re: Are you people stupid?! not sure about stupid...but its most ironic; people want to get the bums (established legs) out. then when a qualified outsider comes along they complain she has no government experience...and; she is more qualified than most SC GOP politicians...anyone want to name one they think is more qualified and has better family values.
Ambassador December 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM
My oh my what an expert you are JENNY. If we are talking experience let us not forget her administrative experience in fighting her loose dog ticket on the beach (did you get to sit in the dog's poop?), and he eleventh hour letter on the now-infamous SI school, ya know the schools her children never attended. Hey, if an illegal can become prez, anyone can become a senator. (Like that last line STANLEY?)
Robert Kelly December 25, 2012 at 01:49 AM
I don't know enough about her to judge, but then again, we are not into the campaign yet. I don't get the slams against her before she has even announced, or given any indication of what she stands for. Apparently she is pretty bright, and really, what other qualification should you expect from someone who may, or may not, run for seat in the 435 member House. This is not for a major leadership position, this is for a person who stands for the constituents of the district. If she represents them, she is qualified.
Anon Incog January 07, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Glad I live so close to the NC state line. Yeah, I know it isn't MUCH better than SC, but the idiots in this state make me ashamed to claim to be from SC. Party-line kow-towers $uck!!! Especially the racist GOP/TEA Party idiots. The Democrats aren't much better, but at least you have to "wonder" if they'll do a good job; the Republicans will continue to rob, rape, and defraud everyone. This idiots husband should NEVER be eligible to hold public office again...remember taxpayers, you paid for his trips to Argentina to spend time with his mistress. Now you gonna vote him into another public office??? SC voters....f|_|cking IDIOTS!
Anon Incog January 07, 2013 at 09:28 PM
Obey the law and you won't get the fine...see how that works??? I'm no Yankee, but I'd rather have a Yankee than a fascist as my representative.
Anon Incog January 07, 2013 at 09:30 PM
If EITHER Sanford gets elected, then the "laughing stock" is a very deserved label for SC.
Ambassador January 08, 2013 at 11:44 AM
So trips to Argentina are a no no but getting your yada yada massaged under the desk in the Oval Office and then lying about the whole thing is OK. I would hope that at the time and even now you look at little Billy and are disgusted, just as a trip to Argentina seems to have you disgusted.


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