Upset that his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch has agreed to only one debate, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) on Wednesday held a mock debate in Charleston, S.C. with a poster of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Stefanie Bainum, a reporter for ABC News 4 in Charleston, tweeted several photos of the event as well as a follow-up explaining Sanford's motivations:
Sanford and Colbert Busch, the two major party nominees in the special House election in South Carolina's First Congressional District, are scheduled to debate on April 29 in Charleston. The special election is scheduled to be held May 7.
After the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released a brutal ad last week that mocked Sanford's 2009 mistress scandal, the former governor took out a full page ad in Sunday's edition of the Charleston Post & Courier in which he likened himself to a soldier in the Battle of the Alamo and accused Colbert Busch and Pelosi of attempting to "buy this race."