Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is weighing a bid to replace outgoing Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), a source tells Roll Call. Scott was appointed to retiring Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) seat by Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday.
The Wall Street Journal also quoted Sanford as contemplating a run for DeMint’s seat in 2014 earlier this month:
“What we all pray for is redemption in many different ways in life,” Mr. Sanford said. “Whatever we get wrong, we want that much more to get it right the next time. It’s a fairly consistent theme.
“Second acts are what marks the American experiment and is something at one level or another we all hope for.”
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