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Mark Sanford wins South Carolina special election

Sanford voting in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
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Mark Sanford won the South Carolina special election comfortably Tuesday, emerging victorious in a competitive race for what in normal circumstances is a safe Republican seat.

The former governor beat Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert Busch, for the state's 1st congressional district.