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May 8th, 2013
08:26 AM ET

Congressman-elect Mark Sanford on winning his old House seat back after affair: 'We learn by every experience both good and bad'

Four years ago, his political career nearly disintegrated when he disappeared for five days and admitted to an extramarital affair. On Tuesday Sanford mounted a remarkable political comeback to win his old seat in the house. He beat out democratic challenger Elizabeth Colbert Busch 54%-45% in South Carolina’s first congressional district special election. This morning Congressman-elect Mark Sanford joins “Starting Point” to discuss his win and plans moving forward.

Sanford who held the seat he won once before from 1995-2001 says “I’ve learned a lot...life is a series of course of corrections, a series of changes.” The Congressman-elect adds “we learn by every experience both good and bad.”


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