Will the Appalachian Trail Lead Mark Sanford to Washington?

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 South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford pauses during a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee on Capitol Hill October 29, 2008 in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on economic recovery and job creation through investment.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford pauses during a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee on Capitol Hill October 29, 2008 in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on economic recovery and job creation through investment. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

As pretty much expected, former South Carolina governor/notorious adulterer/hopeless romantic Mark Sanford will attempt a political comeback with a run for Tim Scott's former congressional seat. In a December poll, Sanford had a pretty dismal -23 favorability rating among all South Carolina voters statewide, but he has deep roots in the district itself, which, like most South Carolina congressional districts, is solidly Republican.