Mark Sanford apparently has some serious political swagger. Almost fifty percent of precincts are now reporting and he has over 8,500 votes. Mark Sanford's ability to come back into politics after he disgraced himself shows that at the end of the day, name recognition might matter more to voters than marriage fidelity.
Sanford leads the Republican field of candidates by around 5,000 votes. He has around 35% of the vote but is still shy of the 50% majority necessary to avoid a run off election.
Mark Sanford, proof that you can come home again and you can even ask your ex-wife, who you cheated on, to run your political campaign.