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.”