Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor, has won the Republican runoff election against former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Bostic. Neither candidate was able to secure 50% of the vote during the March 19th primary, but as the top-two vote getters, Sanford and Bostic were required to compete in a runoff election on April 2nd. Sanford, who represented this district in the 90’s won with 57% while Bostic garnered 43%. Sanford won four of the five counties voting in the runoff election. The only county to support Bostic was Beaufort. Sanford will now compete in the general election on May 7th against Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
There is a time for politics and a time for governing. The time for politics is over the time for governing is upon us.