Mark Sanford Deluged With Calls — From Democrats

A note on fundraising letter has Sanford talking to lots of Dems in the last few days.

In the final weeks of his campaign to regain the congressional seat he held from 1995-2001, Mark Sanford has spent a lot of time on the phone. For a good portion of the last two days, he's been talking to Democrats.

The reason for that is because his phone number appeared on a fundraising letter earlier this week from the House Majority PAC, a Super PAC supported by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The letter is attached to this article.

"If this is not the definition of a campaign against someone, then I don't know what is," Sanford told Patch on Thursday.

Sanford said the calls have come in the last 48 hours and not all of them have been hostile. He said many of the Democrats he's spoken to from across the country are interested in talking about issues.

Andy Stone, the Communications Director of the House Majority PAC said the group had no qualms about posting Sanford's phone number. "He took out a full page ad in the newspaper and pubished his phone number for anyone to call him. And that's what we did."

On the campaign trail, Sanford has referred to the House Majority PAC as Pelosi's, but federal election law bans a Super PAC from coordinating with a specific candidate.

Stone said the House Majority PAC was the first outside group to advertise in the SC1 and confirmed the group had spent appoximately $400,000 so far. In the 2012 election cycle Stone said the PAC spent $36 million on 52 races across the country.

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Luke Brown April 26, 2013 at 12:30 AM
The guy was a disaster as a Governor. Highest sustained unemployment, foreclosures, bankrupcies, in the history of the state, He did nothing. No plan. No nothing. Even he admitted that he accomplished nothing while he was in Congress. Only mathematically-challenged voters would write-in someone else if they didn;t want Sanford. You might not like voting for a Democrat, but she is the only option if you want your vote to count
Marty Martin April 26, 2013 at 09:20 AM
Sanford posted people's personal phone numbers on his campaign site. Disgusting!
Tony April 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM
I agree with some of what you say, but you attack the voters if they don't pick "your" candidate. Buddy, you are part of the problem as you have a problem with people thinking outside of the box and not picking democrat. Just because a voter don't want to be tie to the two major parties, there nothing wrong with that. The two major parties is what has gotten our country way off track and cause many of its problems. That due to their mind set these days of "party first" and then "people like them", the country, and last but not lease the everyday voter. Bet you have a problem with voters if they choose a third party candidate as well. Yes, A write-in candidate would be better if there were an organize effort to pick the best person to represent us, the voter. Not a party first! But it comes in handy in times where there is no candidate worthy of the office, instead of just voting for the lesser of the two evils. Make a statement by having a large number of write-ins votes that equaling a larger percent of the total votes cast.
GunnyHighway April 26, 2013 at 04:43 PM
@Tony, do you want to "make a statement" or elect a Representative to Congress? Your final sentence just serves to make Luke Brown's point, which you obviously missed.
Marty Martin April 26, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Some of the calls are from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Applachian Trail, WV. lol


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