What Gov. Mark Sanford spent on his trip to Argentina, where, he admits, he met his lover. Taxpayers paid $11,981 for air travel and other expenses for the trip by Sanford and a Commerce Department aide to Brazil and Argentina. Sanford reimbursed the state $3,300 for the trip.
From Columbia/Atlanta to Sao Paulo, Brazil - $3,689.23
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From Sao Paulo to Cordoba, Argentina - $492.84
From Cordoba to Buenos Aires - $318.42
From Buenos Aires to Atlanta/Columbia - $4,143.54
Travel agent's fee - $43
Total - $8,687.03
S.C. Commerce Department employee W. Ford Graham
From Columbia/Atlanta to Sao Paulo, Brazil - $660
From Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires - $330
From Buenos Aires to Atlanta/Columbia - $870.80
Travel agent's fee - $43.00
Total - $1,909.80
SOURCE: S.C. Department of Commerce