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-- -- allocated in the united find out if the former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford has pulled off one heck of a comeback.
Or whether Stephen Kobe -- sister is heading to congress.
The polls have closed in the special election for that open house seat in South Carolina Sanford -- a Republican facing off against the Democrat Elizabeth Colbert to bush.
Sanford is also a former Fox News contributor.
It's been almost four years since he vanished for five days -- admitted he was not hiking the Appalachian trail but it run off to Argentina to see his mistress.
Jonathan Serrie live in Charleston, South Carolina for us Jonathan.
You know show up almost four years later the story of that affair continued to play a prominent role even in this campaign first you -- mark Stanford's opponent.
Bringing it up as a trust issue and then Sanford and stop -- self speaking candidly with voters in the media throughout the campaign about his past transgressions.
After voting this morning Sanford explained why he made himself so publicly available during this campaign.
Because I think go to to.
Folks -- me me if I'm gonna hold the position of public trust given the fact that I had a -- at a personal level.
You can be -- talked about and talk through and we did that -- It it at great -- here in the first congressional district.
As a Democrat running in a Republican leaning district Elizabeth -- bush faced an uphill battle going into this race.
As a maritime shipping executive she touted her business skills to appeal to the district's fiscal conservative sensibilities.
But during the campaign -- kept pointing to the donations and support -- bush received from unions -- congressional Democrats.
Implying that his opponent would be obligated to support the more liberal agenda of the National Democratic Party if she went to Washington.
Now just how all these messages play out with the voters we could find out very shortly.
Shot Jonathan thanks former governor Sanford says if he loses tonight he will not run again for office the numbers when they come in.
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