Nightly News   |  May 08, 2013

Mark Sanford defeats Colbert Busch in South Carolina election

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has won the special election to replace Republican Tim Scott, who is now a senator. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> and then some for former south carolina governor mark sanford . the man who skipped the state, lied about his whereabouts, ran off with another woman in 2009 setting fire to his life and political career. turns out temporarily. now he's headed to congress. he won last night's special election to replace republican congressman tim scott who is now a senator. sanford defeated the democrat elizabeth colbert bush, sister of comedy central 's stephen colbert .