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The GOP Is Abandoning Mark Sanford

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford answers questions from reporters after voting in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Sanford is facing former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic in the Republican runoff for South Carolina's vacant 1st District congressional seat. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
Sad Sanford. Photo: Bruce Smith/AP

The National Republican Congressional Committee will no longer spend money on behalf of Mark Sanford after the former congressman was accused of repeatedly trespassing at his ex-wife’s home. Republicans also “worry other damaging revelations about Mark Sanford’s personal life that they aren’t aware of could come out in the coming weeks,” according to Politico. The NRCC gussied up the decision real nice, though. “Mark Sanford has proven he knows what it takes to win elections,” a spokeswoman says, as if he’s just so good at being a politician that he doesn’t need their help.