With 71% of the vote in PolicyMic officially calls the South Carolina 1st Congressional special election for Mark Sanford! In a race that had to be seen to be believed, Sanford overcame being the political equivalent of a novelty candidate to run an insurgent campaign that managed to overcome his underdog status.
This will actually be Sanford’s fourth term representing South Carolina’s first district. He promised to only serve three terms after which he left to run governor. It turns out that vow was one that he did not care to keep as well.
Here are the major news organization calling it: