Former S.C. Governor Mark Sanford to run for Congress

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SOUTH CAROLINA —

On Saturday night, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford sent an email to supporters, confirming he will run for Congress.

The announcement follows rumors in the past week that Sanford was considering entering the race, to fill the seat left open by Representative Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill Senator Jim DeMint's seat.

The Republican finished out his term two years go after he disappeared to Argentina to visit his mistress at the time.