Mark Sanford is the Governor of South Carolina. From 1994 to 2000, he served as the Republican representative in the U.S. House of...

Jenny Sanford, scorned wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, has become a heroine, a graceful figure in the face of his tawdry affair with Maria Belen Chapur.

Her public response to her husband's strange liaison led the Washington Post to call her a "role model," and Newsweek to deem Mrs. Sanford a "media genius."

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The South Carolina Republican Party voted to censure embattled Gov. Mark Sanford for disappearing from the state to visit a mistress in Argentina.

But the party did not call for his resignation, an indication that Sanford may be able to hold on to power for the remaining 18 months of his term.

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The wife of embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford called his affair with an Argentine woman "inexcusable" but said she is willing to forgive him.

Jenny Sanford's statement was her first public comment since Mark said his mistress is his soul mate but he is trying to fall back in love with his wife.

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Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina disclosed that he had casual encounters with other women before starting a relationship last year with an Argentinian woman, Maria Belen Chapur, whose affair with him become public last week.

But Sanford, in an interview with the AP Tuesday, said that he only had "some physical contact" with the other women, and had sex only with Maria Belen Chapur.

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The mysterious Argentine woman at the center of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's cheating scandal has officially confessed to her relationship with him.

Maria Belen Chapur, 41, sent a statement to Buenos Aires news network C5n.

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Mark Sanford Biography

Mark Sanford, Elizabeth Colbert Busch Mark Sanford is the Governor of South Carolina. From 1994 to 2000, he served as the Republican representative in the U.S. House of... More »
Born
Birthplace
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Full Name
Marshall Clement Sanford, Jr.