Sunday, October 30, 2005

10/27: Sanford goes to Arizona

A trip to Arizona by Republican S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford fueled speculation that he might be vying for the White House in 2008, according to The State newspaper:

It is Sanford’s second major event in a key state in as many months. In September, supporters held a fund-raiser for Sanford in Ohio, another key presidential battleground state. The event was sponsored in part by the Cincinnati Reds baseball team....Sanford also visited Iowa in July as part of a National Governors Association conference. Iowa is traditionally the first state to select a party’s presidential nominee.

Sanford’s travels raise questions, said presidential scholar Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia.

“I have to admit, the pattern of travel is suspicious,” Sabato said. “Traditionally, it’s been a dead giveaway” that a candidate is considering a run for president.

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