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Politics

Former S.C. governor wins back congressional seat

Resuscitates career by beating Colbert Busch

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — The conservative electorate of South Carolina’s First Congressional District voted Tuesday to resurrect the political career of disgraced former governor Mark Sanford by returning the Republican to his former House seat.

Sanford’s special-election race against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a businesswoman and first-time candidate, took twists nearly right up to the last moments.

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