SUNDAY BUZZ: Who’s running for SC schools chief? And who is – or is not – sleeping on Sanford’s futon?

Posted by JAMIE SELF, ANDREW SHAIN and ADAM BEAM on December 22, 2013 

1st District SC

Maria Belen Chapur, fiancee of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, listens as he gives his victory speech after winning back his old congressional seat in the state's 1st District on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)


— State schools’ chief Mick Zais will not seek a second term, leaving two Democrats alone in the field to replace him: state Rep. Mike Anthony of Union and former Education Department staffer Montrio Belton of Fort Mill.

The Buzz is sure Republicans will not give up the statewide post without a fight. But who is eyeing the GOP nomination?

Plus, a possible shoot in the foot for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen, how the government shutdown closed the door (temporarily) on some eco-devo deals and is there room for two on Rep. Mark Sanford's futon?

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