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Ex-Gov. Sanford ready for his comeback

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 1 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, whose second term is notable for a sex scandal, holds the edge heading into Tuesday's Republican congressional runoff.
Sanford advances to S.C. GOP runoff

Sanford advances to S.C. GOP runoff

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 19 (UPI) -- Mark Sanford, the ex-South Carolina governor remembered for a sex scandal now mounting a political comeback, reached a congressional primary runoff Tuesday.

Sanford seeks forgiveness in new campaign

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- After giving "hiking the Appalachian trail" a new meaning, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is seeking forgiveness for his "mistakes."

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Patrick names former aide to U.S. Senate

BOSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Wednesday that his former chief of staff will replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate.

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Sanford to run for Congress

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who made headlines for going to Argentina to meet his mistress, said he will seek the congressional seat Tim Scott vacated.

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Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

Boehner, Pelosi remain House party leaders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, at times overcome by emotion, urged lawmakers to tackle the nation's debt so it won't be passed on to future generations.
House passes Senate's 'fiscal cliff' deal

House passes Senate's 'fiscal cliff' deal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday passed the "fiscal cliff" deal approved earlier in the Senate, raising taxes on upper-income households.

Ex-S.C. Gov Sanford to seek House seat

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford told supporters Saturday he planned to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.

Ex-S.C. Gov. Sanford to make House run

CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, seeking a political return, is planning a run for the House seat of Sen.-designate Tim Scott, a former Sanford aide said.

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Sanfords possible House candidates?

Sanfords possible House candidates?

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford, are among the names being floated to run for Senate-bound U.S. Rep. Tim Scott's seat.
Rep. Scott to replace Sen. DeMint

Rep. Scott to replace Sen. DeMint

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Rep. Tim Scott top replace the departing U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-N.C. Monday.
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Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, discusses the Citizens Against Government Waste 2007 Congressional Pig Book Summary that highlights wasteful spending by the Congress during a news conference in Washington on March 7, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leader in the Tea Party movement. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005.

DeMint was born in Greenville, South Carolina, one of four children. His parents, Betty W. (née Rawlings) and Thomas Eugene DeMint, divorced when he was five years old. Following the divorce, Betty DeMint operated a dance studio out of the family's home.

DeMint was educated at Christ Church Episcopal School and Wade Hampton High School in Greenville. DeMint played drums for a cover band called Salt & Pepper. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Clemson University.

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