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He was ready to quit politics for good if he lost this race but looks like former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford will be staying after all in politics now that he is just defeated democratic opponent.
Elizabeth Colbert bush.
In the fight for his old house seat in the first district of South Carolina.
-- -- had never lost a race the road to victory has not always been an easy one.
Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford joins us now -- early after big victory night congratulations to you.
Well thank you I appreciate congressman they say the key to your victory was -- debate with a cardboard cut out of Nancy Pelosi.
Who's your art director and why did that work.
Well -- actually one of those debates that line -- -- I think it was actually tenor of the debate got more than anything else rather they are director.
Governor -- that you said I want to acknowledge a god not just of second chances.
A got a third fourth fifth sixth seventh eight ninth chances because that is the reality of our -- shared humanity.
When you mean by that.
I meant by that we all have feet of clay.
And were all imperfect and I think that this larger notion God's grace and humor and grace which I think is an extension of it.
He's incredibly important to every one of -- sort of walking through this journey we call life and you know I think that this notion of forgiveness which I think is what got -- all about.
Is part and partial -- this larger notion of take him events of life and making them sort of refining points as opposed to defining points.
I think a lot of people -- -- picks up in the you've done wrong and it clearly did wrong in 2009.
And make that definition to hold your life as opposed to it refine that point which it take -- -- with the larger message of spirituality and god is all of.
Apparently the constituents in South Carolina in the first congressional race like what you had to say about that let's take a look at the final results.
You received 54%.
Of the votes here opponent who's that -- because she doesn't go by cold there -- over bush and she doesn't have the French pronunciation 45%.
So wasn't overwhelming victory what do you hope to -- content accomplish and why do you want to go back into congressman.
When some members of congress are saying look it's two -- and we want out.
He did it.
It may be -- -- I think -- -- incredible tipping point as a civilization and if we don't get things right in terms of the way that Washington spends money we're gonna see profound consequences in terms of the value the American dollar.
I think we'll see profound consequences in terms of future rates of inflation and therefore the -- of our savings would really have saved -- hope to save.
And I think we'll see incredible implications in terms of the American way of life in the -- -- this historically afforded so I think we're ready tipping point as a civilization.
You know and we have a relatively short window in which to get this thing -- -- wanna go up to try and not only represent his congressional district.
It -- to impact the way the Washington spends money.
Are you concerned this evening col -- in defense of his sister's gonna -- you relentlessly got to show up.
I'll live with that all the other slings and there -- a -- -- We do -- all right he is the comeback kid and governor now congressman Mark -- -- -- much for joining us from.
South Carolina where somebody is backing up -- truck for a very long time.
Everything he had some very -- over there -- my apologies but you are unflappable with that he would be in the background thanks so -- thanks so much congressman -- --
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