Conservative women’s group considers anti-Sanford write-in

A conservative women’s group based in Washington, D.C., is floating the idea of backing a write-in candidate for the 1st Congressional District race to thwart Mark Sanford.

One name being floated around is the name of his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford.

The Concerned Women Political Action Committee confirmed today “we are considering a write-in campaign. It really depends on whether there is local support.”

The comments come as Mark Sanford has no public events planned today in the wake of reports he faces a trespassing complaint for being at Jenny Sanford’s home without permission Feb. 3.

It was the night of the Super Bowl and Sanford said he wanted to watch the game with his son.

Concerned Women for America leader Penny Nance issued a statement saying Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is wrong for the district, but that so is Sanford.

“Colbert Busch’s view on same sex marriage and abortion are out of sync with South Carolina’s more conservative voters and Sanford’s candidacy is flawed, obviously. Character counts,” the statement said.

“And the people of South Carolina have no good options right now. And for that reason, if there is a write-in candidate or campaign that appears viable, CWPAC would consider supporting.”

Jenny Sanford declined a request for an interview today.

Later today, Colbert Busch will tour the Charleston Digital Corridor’s business incubator, Flagship2. She will be there at 1 p.m., at the site at 78 Alexander St.

Comments { }

Postandcourier.com is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. Postandcourier.com does not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not postandcourier.com. If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full Terms and Conditions.