Sanford victory could spell trouble for House GOP leadership


Sanford is an embarrassment for conservatives.
Check it out:

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) is heading back to Congress — and that may not be good news for House GOP leadership.

Sanford owes party leaders nothing, as they refused to spend money on his campaign in the closing weeks and held him at arm’s length for much of the race.

He’s also a vocal — and stubborn — fiscal conservative, and will be sworn into the House at a time when GOP leaders are battling to control an unruly conference.

The first potentially awkward moment will come when Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) swears Sanford in, likely in the next few days.



Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.


Previous post

Houston doctor taking on Obama's Affordable Care Act

Next post

Air Force strips 17 officers of power to launch intercontinental nuclear missiles

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.