The Republicans are ready to pull the plug on South Carolina congressional candidate Mark Sanford after his ex-wife accused him of trespassing, violating their divorce agreement.
According to the AP, Jenny Sanford’s attorney filed a lawsuit on Feb. 4 alleging that she confronted Mark Sanford at her home the previous day, where he had been using his cellphone as a light. Trespassing would violate the terms of their divorce settlement, which said that neither would be able to be at the other’s home without explicit permission.
A court hearing is slated for May 9, according to the report – two days after Sanford competes in a closely watched special election.
NRCC has decided, like Todd Akin, Mark Sanford has no clear path to victory and has has decided not to spend more money on Sanford’s behalf ahead of the May 7 special election.