Extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison is out with a new billboard featuring South Carolina congressional candidate Mark Sanford as its poster boy, WCSC-TV reports. You will recall Mark Sanford mysteriously left his job as governor in 2009 and went to South America to hook up with his jump-off, Maria Belen Chapur, only to apologize to his wife, Jenny Sanford, during a press conference in which he admitted cheating.
Well, Mark Sanford as the face of Ashley Madison’s new marketing campaign couldn’t come at a worse time for him. He isn’t exactly leading in the polls….
Meanwhile, in Columbia, AshleyMadison.com unveiled a billboard on Interstate 26 which shows a younger Mark Sanford smiling, next to the words, “Next time use….AshleyMadison.com to find your ‘running mate’.”
The sign refers to Sanford’s extramarital affiar with Maria Belen Chapur, who shocked many by appearing at Sanford’s primary victory party earlier this year. It was the first public appearance Chapur made alongside Sanford, who was surprised himself to see her arrive.
According to AshleyMadison.com Founder & CEO Noel Biderman, said “Mark Sanford’s overcome a series of personal and professional hurdles to earn his place back in public service. While he recognizes the consequences of his actions, he maintains that his affair refined his life, but should not define it.”