Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC)

Governor Mark SanfordMark Sanford (R-SC) was elected governor of South Carolina in 2002 and was reelected in 2006. Under the state’s term limits law, he cannot run for reelection in 2010.

Charges:

  • Abused his office for his personal benefit and the benefit of his friends
  • Violated campaign finance laws by failing to report in-kind contributions and improperly converting campaign funds for personal use
  • Subordinated his responsibilities to his pursuit of an extramarital affair
  • Endangered his state’s economy by threatening to refuse stimulus funds
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