Gov. Mark Sanford continues to try to prove why his travel record is sound and stacks up strongly against previous South Carolina governors and politicians.
As the governor was scheduled to begin an address in Greenville near Republican Sen. David Thomas’ law offices this afternoon, Sanford’s staff released a five-page letter and supporting documents that highlight questionable travel practices from other elected officials.
Sanford’s records have come under fire in the last two months since he admitted to an extramarital affair. Investigations by the Associated Press have revealed that Sanford flew in business class seats on commercial flights against a state law that requires the cheapest accommodations available, among other findings.
Sanford and his staff have defended the records and said that the business class seats were purchased by the state Department of Commerce as part of a long-standing practice.
Read more in tomorrow’s editions of The Post and Courier.