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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.)


Biography
District: 1st District
Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1995-2001; governor, 2003-11; U.S. House, 2013-present
Born: May 28, 1960; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Residence: Mount Pleasant
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Divroced; four children
Education: Furman U., B.A. 1983; U. of Virginia, M.B.A. 1988
Military Service: Air Force Reserve, 2002-11
Start of Service: Elected: 2013 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications; Transportation Security); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2013specialMark Sanford (R) 77,60054.0
Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) 64,96145.2
Eugene Platt (GREEN) 6900.5
1998generalMark Sanford (R) 118,41491.0
Joseph Innella (NL) 11,5868.9
1996generalMark Sanford (R) 138,46796.4
Joseph Innella (NL) 5,1053.6
1994generalMark Sanford (R) 97,80366.3
Robert Barber (D) 47,76932.4
Robert Paine (LIBERT) 1,8361.2
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: SC-01)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

231st

on the House Seniority List

Fellow South Carolina Rep. James E. Clyburn (D) is 51st.

12th

South Carolina is 12th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

1,411

Twitter Followers (@RepSanfordSC)

Rep. Mark Sanford has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.