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AshleyMadison makes Sanford the face of their campaign

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- The website for people who are looking to start an extramarital affair has looked to SC 1st Congressional candidate Mark Sanford for inspiration.

According to an article by Politico, AshleyMadison.com bought a double billboard that went up Monday on I-26 west bound in Columbia that has the former governor grinning and the slogan "Next time use AshleyMadison.com to find your 'running mate.'"

According to Politico, the billboard cost the website $6,000 and the Sanford camp has yet to comment.

Even though the ad isn't in the immediate view of SC1 district voters, Governor Nikki Haley will have a chance to see it as she heads home from a fundraiser she'll be attending for Sanford in Charleston Wednesday night.

The affair that sparked the billboard came up in a debate Monday night against Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

During one comment, Elizabeth Colbert Busch jabbed former Gov. Mark Sanford on his affair with an Argentinean woman while he served as governor. In 2009, Sanford admitted to traveling to South America to be with his mistress, an act that eventually led to ethics fines for Sanford.

Colbert Busch touched on the incident, saying, "it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose," while talking about fiscal responsibility.

Sanford brought up the affair, too.

""You don't go through the experience I had back in 2009 without a greater level of humility," he said.

 

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