Blindsided by news that Sanford’s ex-wife has accused him of trespassing and concluding he has no plausible path to victory, the National Republican Congressional Committee has decided not to spend more money on Sanford’s behalf ahead of the May 7 special election.
“Mark Sanford has proven he knows what it takes to win elections. At this time, the NRCC will not be engaged in this special election,” said Andrea Bozek, an NRCC spokeswoman.
Read the original AP report here. Mark Sanford said he was at his wife's house -- where he was not to be without permission -- to watch the Super Bowl game with his 14-year-old son. Jenny Sanford said she played no role in providing AP with the court document ordering Sanford's appearance.