Monday, December 12, 2005

12/12: Sanford not running for president

S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford said in a weekend interview that he is "absolutely" not running for president. According to a story published today in The (Columbia, S.C.) State:

Sanford will seek re-election as governor in 2006.

“Should I get re-elected,” Sanford said, “I absolutely am serving all four years, because we just have some huge issues here in South Carolina that are just an immense challenge.”

Sanford has said in the past that he was not planning to run for the White House, but he always had left the door cracked for a possible bid. His name has been mentioned by political observers handicapping the early, early race for the GOP nomination.

That will not happen, Sanford said, and he plans to be South Carolina’s governor until 2011, should he be sworn in again in January 2007.

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