Latest Mark Sanford News

Report: Woman killed in crash with candidate legally drunk

Jul. 11, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An updated report on a car crash that left a South Carolina congressional candidate injured said the woman who was killed had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. In a new report issued Wednesday, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said 69-year-old Helen White had...

In Alabama, a onetime Trump critic fights GOP challenger

Jul. 11, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) — As U.S. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama chatted with a farmer after a meeting in her district on agriculture legislation, she was peppered with questions on a range of conservative issues. She was eager to answer. Border wall? She supports it. Abortion? Against it. The four-term...

Candidate who ousted Mark Sanford leaves hospital post-crash

Jul. 6, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Republican who ousted U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford left the hospital Friday, several weeks after she was severely injured in a car wreck, saying she remains focused on her campaign despite her injuries and recovery ahead. During a news conference with reporters, state Rep....

Authorities ID victim in crash that injured House candidate

Jun. 27, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The son of a wrong-way driver who was killed in a crash that injured South Carolina congressional candidate Katie Arrington told deputies his mother had trouble seeing at night, according to an incident report released Wednesday. The report from the Charleston County Sheriff's...

Trump makes runoff election for SC governor about him, too

Jun. 26, 2018 2:52 AM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump campaigned Monday for the state's GOP governor, who is in a tense runoff election — but made the vote all about himself, too. Speaking of Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump told an overflow rally crowd: "If a horrible thing happened and we weren't lucky...

The Latest: Trump revisits old battles as he campaigns in SC

Jun. 25, 2018 10:20 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump campaigning in South Carolina (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump revisited past battles Monday night as he rallied supporters behind South Carolina's Republican governor ahead of a tense runoff election. Trump urged Republicans...

Arrington won't drop out of US House race after crash

Jun. 25, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington is determined to keep running for Congress even after a crash that will likely keep her in the hospital for two weeks, family friend U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said. Scott said the first word Arrington wrote when he visited her the day after the wreck was...

The Latest: Woman in candidate wreck crashed minutes earlier

Jun. 25, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the wreck that severely injured U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Authorities in South Carolina say the wrong-way driver who crashed into a car that carried a U.S. House candidate had hit another vehicle minutes earlier and drove away....

Crash: US House candidate who beat Sanford undergoes surgery

Jun. 24, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who's running for Congress underwent two major surgeries Sunday after being seriously injured in a recent road accident and they went "extremely well" with a full recovery expected, her spokesman said. Spokesman Michael Mule said state Rep. Katie...

Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

Jun. 24, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes. The president has already made his pick: incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster,...