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Mark Sanford’s fiancée Maria Belen Chapur attends his victory party


Mark Sanford and Maria Belen Chapur at his victory party Tuesday night. (Bruce Smith/AP)

Mark Sanford easily won the GOP primary runoff for his old South Carolina congressional seat Tuesday night, but we knew that was probably going to happen. No, what was really interesting is that his fiancée Maria Belen Chapur — the Argentinian woman for whom he seemingly sacrificed his political career four years ago and who has been virtually invisible during his campaign — showed up at his side for his victory speech, reports AP. She didn’t speak, but he thanked her for putting up with him through his race. And now, finally, we have a good photo of her! (Related: Mark Sanford wins Republican runoff)

Earlier: With campaign, Mark Sanford goes from Appalachian Trail to comeback trail, 2/22/13
Mark Sanford asked ex-wife Jenny to run his campaign, 3/4/13

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