Update 2:05 p.m.: The National Republican Congressional Committee announced they would not be contributing another cent to Mark Sanford's campaign in South Carolina Wednesday afternoon because of his trespassing charge. Politico reports the committee are afraid other details about Sanford's personal life with surprise and reveal themselves before the election. "Mark Sanford has proven he knows what it takes to win elections. At this time, the NRCC will not be engaged in this special election," Andrea Bozek, an NRCC spokeswoman, said in a statement. Sanford is running against Elizabeth Colbert-Busch for an open seat in a special election on May 7.
Original post: Mark Sanford can explain this whole trespassing thing, really. He was only trying to be a good father and watch the Big Game with his son, but a communications mix-up led to a misunderstanding. Oh, and this is all some campaign leak conspiracy.
Last night, the Associated Press reported that Mark Sanford — currently in the middle of a congressional campaign in South Carolina that serves as a comeback after the collapse of his marriage and his political career — was facing charges for trespassing on his ex-wife Jenny Sanford's property back in February. He was also lurking around the house using his cellphone, according to court documents, suggesting that Sanford knew he wasn't supposed to be there, perhaps as part of divorce proceedings. A high profile domestic court case leak in the middle of a campaign — the primary is May 7 — has obviously become a setback since the story broke Tuesday night. And that pesky cellphone detail implies something sinister was going on, or at least it's supposed to sound that way. But Mark Sanford said Wednesday that he has a reasonable explanation for why he was at Jenny's house, even if the reason the documents were leaked likely had more to do with his campaign against Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.