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UNITED STATES: STATES: SOUTH CAROLINA: GOVERNMENT: South Carolina Governor Silent as Clamor Grows for Resignation

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UNITED STATES: STATES: SOUTH CAROLINA: GOVERNMENT:
South Carolina Governor Silent as Clamor Grows for Resignation



South Carolina Governor Silent as Clamor Grows for Resignation
By JIM DAVENPORT
Associated Press
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)  After days of soul-baring and often odd confessions
and apologies about an adulterous affair, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford
went silent as the clamor for his resignation grew.

Sanford, who has said he won't resign, made no public appearances
Wednesday, as he figures out how to salvage the last 18 months of his
second and last term and his 20-year marriage.

The 49-year-old Republican also refused to release promised personal
financial records to the media to show he hadn't used public money to fund
trips to see his mistress, Maria Belen Chapur, whom he calls his "soul
mate."

"I just think he needs to shut up," said Democratic Rep. Gilda
Cobb-Hunter, a social worker and one of the few lawmakers who doesn't
think he needs to resign. "I don't want any more details of his love life.
He needs to stop being public with his angst and talk to a counselor."

Top South Carolina Republicans and at least a half-dozen newspapers,
however, are calling for him to step down.

Sanford did give two personal checks totaling $3,300 to the state
treasurer as reimbursement for part of a taxpayer-funded trip to South
America last year. The money covered lodging, meals and airfare to Buenos
Aires, where he saw Chapur.



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