December 11, 2013
Mark Sanford speaks with a reporter as former S.C. Gov. Jim Edwards looks on during a campaign stop at a diner in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Monday, May 6, 2012. Sanford faces Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, in a special congressional election in the state's 1st District on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is comparing himself to the biblical figure Lazarus, who was resurrected from the dead.
Sanford easily defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Bush in a special election to reclaim his old congressional seat.
Colbert Bush was considered a viable candidate in the solidly Republican district because of Sanford's scandalous extramarital affair.