Then-Gov. Mark Sanford explains his six-day absence and extramarital affair to the media June 24, 2009 in Columbia. Staffers said the governor was hiking the Appalachian Trail but The State newspaper found out he spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Then-Gov. Mark Sanford explains his six-day absence and extramarital affair to the media June 24, 2009 in Columbia. Staffers said the governor was hiking the Appalachian Trail but The State newspaper found out he spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Erik Campos/ecampos@thestate.com File photo/The State
Then-Gov. Mark Sanford explains his six-day absence and extramarital affair to the media June 24, 2009 in Columbia. Staffers said the governor was hiking the Appalachian Trail but The State newspaper found out he spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Erik Campos/ecampos@thestate.com File photo/The State

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