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House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio listens to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Yep, Boehner is getting behind this guy:


Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is endorsing former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) in his attempted House comeback, Boehner's office told The Hill.

"This election offers the voters of South Carolina's First Congressional District a clear choice between a Republican who will work to reduce spending, balance the budget and grow the economy, and a Democrat who will stand with President Obama's policies that are making it harder for people to find work," Boehner spokesman Cory Fritz said in an emailed statement. "The Speaker supports our Republican nominee and knows that, if elected, Mr. Sanford will work tirelessly to help expand opportunities for all Americans."

Boehner and other House Republican leaders had stayed silent on the race until now, though National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) endorsed Sanford last week after he won his primary runoff. - The Hill, 4/9/13

That's right, the Speaker of the House endorsed this guy:


Sanford, who left office in 2009 after acknowledging an extramarital affair with an Argentinean woman, is running against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the sister of Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert.

The former Governor is vying to represent South Carolina’s 1st district, a seat that he previously held from 1996-2001.  Tim Scott recently represented the district before being appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Sen. Jim DeMint (R). - Talk Radio News Service, 4/9/13

It's not surprising that Boehner would endorse a clown like Sanford but it's just another example of the hypocrisy of the party that's suppose to stand for traditional family values.  So while Boehner endorsed the disgraced former governor, Elizabeth Colbert Busch has released a new campaign ad:

And Colbert Busch will be speaking at the YWCA's Stand Against Racism breakfast tomorrow:


The second annual Stand Against Racism breakfast, presented by the YWCA of Greenville, will be held Wednesday featuring an address from Congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

The event, which supports the YWCA’s dual mission to eliminate racism and empower women, will be held at 8 a.m. at the TD Convention Center.

Also speaking will be Doretha Walker, a writer, speaker and civic leader. Walker is the ambassador of Black Girls Run! Charleston, a health and fitness organization with close to 700 members.

“We’re looking to the both of them to share their ideas and what it means to be diverse, what it means to take a stand against racism and how we can do that today,” said Andrea Smith, YWCA board member. - Greenville Online, 4/9/13

If you live in Greenville, SC and would like to attend the breakfast tomorrow at 10 AM, please go this site to get your tickets, which are $20:


If you can't make the breakfast but would like to get involved with Colbert-Busch's campaign, please go here:


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Originally posted to pdc on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 09:55 AM PDT.

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