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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) on Monday released the first ad for his congressional campaign, asking for support and acknowledging that everyone makes mistakes.
"Washington's math doesn't add up," Sanford said in the ad. "And so for years, while many have talked, I have fought to do something about it. I have cut spending, reduced debt and made government more accountable. More recently, I have experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes. But in their wake, we can learn a lot about grace, a God of second chances and be the better for it. In that light, I humbly step forward and ask for your help in changing Washington."
Sanford, a former congressman, is running for his old seat in South Carolina's 1st District. In 2009, while serving as governor, Sanford admitted to an affair with a woman from Argentina after disappearing from his state.