South Carolina voters
might have told former Governor Mark Sanford to take a hike when he announced
his run for the U.S. House in January. Sanford resigned in 2009 after revealing
he hadn’t trekked the Appalachian Trail as he claimed, but instead had flown to
Argentina to visit his mistress. Voters forgave him on May 7, choosing Sanford over
Stephen Colbert’s sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, for the House seat, 54
percent to 45 percent.
Left: Sanford speaks
during a press conference at the State Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina, on
June 24, 2009.