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South Carolina Governor Sanford admits extramarital affair

From Reuters: South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford tearfully admitted on Wednesday he had been unfaithful to his wife, likely ending any chance he might be a Republican contender for the U.S. presidency in 2012.
Sanford was one of several Republican governors seen as possible 2012 presidential candidates. Others include Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty, and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
The Associated Press reports Sanford said he'll resign as head of the Republican Governors Association.
Sanford reportedly admitted that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair.
The Charleston Post and Courier reports that Sanford, as a congressman, called on President Bill Clinton to resign when his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky was revealed.
Read more:
Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford, Jr. on Wikipedia
Sanford's only the latest rising Republican star to crash and burn: Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana was criticized for his performance on national TV when he was tapped to give his party's response to Obama's address to a joint session of Congress in February.
Curse of the 2012 GOP candidate?
S.C. Gov Candidate Pulls Down Sanford Pic: State Rep. Nikki Haley, who is widely seen as Sanford's choice to replace him as governor of South Carolina in 2010, has removed a picture of the governor from her campaign Web site.

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