Mark Sanford's file:

Republican from South Carolina

Mark Sanford is a former congressman and two-term governor from South Carolina. He was considered a potential contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination before he was implicated in a scandal concerning a extramarital affair in summer 2009.

Recent statements involving Mark Sanford

"Our government has now 'spent, lent, or committed' $12.8 trillion in its attempt to blunt the recession."

Says former Clinton budget director Alice Rivlin said the stimulus bill "won't actually stimulate the economy."

"The Congressional Budget Office has found that (the stimulus) bill will lead to a real 0.1 to 0.3 percent reduction in gross domestic product by 2019."

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