VIDEO: Sanford’s ‘Debate’ With Cardboard Cutout Of Pelosi

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) on Wednesday debated a cardboard cutout of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as a protest against Elizabeth Colbert Busch, his Democratic opponent in the special House election in South Carolina’s First Congressional District, who has agreed to only one debate. 

After the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a brutal ad last week that mocked his 2009 mistress scandal, Sanford took out a full page newspaper ad in Sunday’s edition of the Charleston Post & Courier in which he accused Pelosi and Colbert Busch of attempting to “buy this race.” 

There is now video footage Sanford’s “debate” in Charleston, S.C., courtesy of Now This News:

 

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