Sanford is coming back to Congress. (Mary Ann Chastain/Getty Images)
Rep.-elect Mark Sanford's special election victory is a testament to his well-run, competent campaign organization.
The Republican's personal baggage alone made this a competitive race — even in the GOP-heavy 1st District. It was further complicated by the low turnout and unpredictable nature of a special election.
Keep an eye on Roll Call and this blog for ongoing coverage of former Gov. Mark Sanford's bid to come back to Congress via the 1st District special election. It could really happen on Tuesday.
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Could Mark Sanford pull off this special election on Tuesday after all? It’s more than possible.
Democrats and Republicans agree the former governor has half a shot at winning the 1st District special election Tuesday.
Scott was appointed to the Senate. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Only nine days ago, former Gov. Mark Sanford invoked the Alamo in a full-page advertisement in his local paper, pleading for reinforcements to his embattled special election campaign. The appeal might have worked.
The latest Republican to offer support is the man whose appointment to the Senate created the seat's special election: Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. He's one of several Republicans and conservatives who offered either verbal or financial support to Sanford in the last week
Graham, above, backed Sanford. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., endorsed former Gov. Mark Sanford in the special election for South Carolina's 1st District.
The endorsement from the Palmetto State's senior senator came in the form of a series of tweets from Graham's campaign Twitter account on Wednesday morning.
Paul, above, endorsed Sanford. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Updated 1:35 p.m. | Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., endorsed embattled former Gov. Mark Sanford's bid for the 1st District special election.
"Mark has proven during his time in office that watching out for taxpayers and holding the line on spending are his top priorities," Paul said in a press release from the Sanford campaign.