Topic: Charleston Post and Courier
Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday, in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades.
Voting is under way Tuesday in Charleston, S.C., where Mark Sanford (R) hopes to prevail over Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) for a US House seat. The Republican is usually a shoo-in, but the former governor's 'Appalachian Trail' tale of infidelity raised doubts.
The pace has only picked up after the election of Barack Obama, whose skin color has revealed a usually hidden strain of racism that remains present in the South.