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Mark Sanford accused of violating divorce terms

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The ex-wife of U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford has again accused the congressman of violating the couple’s divorce agreement.

The complaint was filed Thursday. But because their original divorce agreement is sealed, Jenny Sanford’s complaint released by the family court was redacted and the sections of the divorce agreement he is accused of violating were blacked out.

Jenny Sanford told The Associated Press on Friday she had no comment.

Jon Kohan, a spokesman for the congressman, called it an attempt to attract unnecessary attention to a private family real estate matter concerning a family farm in Beaufort County.

“Choosing to settle this sort of minor disagreement in court is surprising, and even more unfortunate is when attempts are made to air these things out in the court of public opinion,” Kohan said in a statement.

Word of the complaint was first reported by The Post and Courier of Charleston.

Last year, the couple settled another complaint that Mark Sanford violated the divorce settlement by being in his ex-wife’s home without permission. He said he went to the house to watch the 2013 Super Bowl with his son.

As governor five years ago, Sanford disappeared for five days and returned from Argentina to acknowledge he had been having an affair with a woman to whom he is now engaged. He finished his term and was elected to Congress last year.

The complaint about being in Jenny Sanford’s house came as he was again running for the seat in Congress he held for three terms in the 1990s.

Mark Sanford, a Repub­lican, has no primary or general election opposition.

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corgimom
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corgimom 04/11/14 - 11:24 pm
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Jenny Sanford just looks

Jenny Sanford just looks meaner and meaner with every court filing.

And people wonder why he had an affair?

Young Fred
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Young Fred 04/12/14 - 12:13 am
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oh snap!

A women scorned!

Of course it doesn't help his case that he was considered a major "up and comer".

geecheeriverman
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geecheeriverman 04/12/14 - 04:04 am
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sour grapes

sour grapes maybe?

Graymare
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Graymare 04/12/14 - 05:48 am
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Why should she give him a

Why should she give him a free pass in the terms? He's not a child. He should man up and fulfill the terms of the decree. It's not sour grapes. He is the one who wants power and control over his ex wife by not fulfilling the terms. He is the one who ate his cake and still wants it to have it. It's by his own hand and actions that he is being taken back to court for contempt, not hers.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/12/14 - 06:10 am
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His saga reminds me that some

His saga reminds me that some posters recently declared that they would vote for ANY Republican before voting for a Democrat.

Mark Sanford: Exhibit A; what you get when you vote on party and not principle.

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TrukinRanger 04/12/14 - 06:40 am
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Seems like he's the one that
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Seems like he's the one that had the "power" and he's still trying to let her know by messing with her. He's a scum bag and I hope she has has luck in enforcing the terms of their divorce.

edcushman
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edcushman 04/12/14 - 07:14 am
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Barrack Hussein Obama:
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Barrack Hussein Obama: Exhibit A; what you get when you vote on skin color and not principle.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 04/12/14 - 07:16 am
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Ignorant comments! Yep it's

Ignorant comments! Yep it's always the "scorned" wife's fault never the unfaithful husband. When you make vows and then break them you show the world what an unloyal and nontrustworthy creep you really are. If anything she deserved respect as his wife to be asked for a divorce before he decided to publically humiliate his family. Not just his wife but his children too who have had to endure the media circus he made a few years ago. I am sure most of her anger is for the children than for herself. I am sure she is just as grateful to be rid of him as he supposedly is of her. Who really has a raw deal here is the "other woman"? She will always be seen as a homewreaker and "the other woman". No respect in that.

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seenitB4 04/12/14 - 07:25 am
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Fall flat Mark

Mark needs to fall on his face in a big ole mud puddle...maybe break his nose.....send her a picture of it, and say, this is what happens when I don't have you...yeh, that would do it.

Give her a break though...she had 5 sons for him....that is NO picnic either..& some look EXACTLY like him...time will heal this one day.

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InChristLove 04/12/14 - 09:04 am
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I've seen some very

I've seen some very manipulative/vindictive women in divorce and I've seen some down right dogs for husbands, but since we do not have the whole story, it remains unknown who is really the "bad" person in this case.

It may be that Mark has violated some minor/major term of the divorce but since it was marked out of the complaint. It appears and may or may not be that Jenny is still ticked off about the affair and being facetious after everything.

There are always two side to a story and it's truly sad for the 5 young men caught in this divorce that things can not be settled out of court and has to be displayed in the public.

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dichotomy 04/12/14 - 09:33 am
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"Mark Sanford: Exhibit A;

"Mark Sanford: Exhibit A; what you get when you vote on party and not principle."

Can we assume that you steadfastly supported Clinton after Ms. Lewinsky?

People who support Sanford are doing exactly what the Democrats said we should do when Clinton's sicko practices were exposed........we are separating the personal life from the job. We are becoming......"more liberal" in our thinking.

But believe me....from what I've been told about Sanford's ex-wife I certainly understand why he strayed and looking at Hillary I understand why Clinton played at every opportunity.

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edcushman 04/12/14 - 12:58 pm
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" We are becoming......"more
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" We are becoming......"more liberal" in our thinking."
I am not becoming 'more liberal' I wish Sanford would go away. Having said that I would not vote for any democrat except local, a vote for a democrat is a vote for the Marxists/communists that are running the party.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/12/14 - 02:44 pm
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Bitter

She comes across as very bitter, and vituperative.

KSL
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KSL 04/12/14 - 02:56 pm
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His personal life is no

His personal life is no business of mine as long as it does not affect hus job performance.

KSL
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KSL 04/12/14 - 02:59 pm
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LL

Great word I have not seen in years.

Darby
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Darby 04/12/14 - 03:23 pm
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"Mark Sanford: Exhibit A; what you get

when you vote on party and not principle."

.
Ted Kennedy - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
Hillary - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
Kerry - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
Chuck Shumer - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
Waxman - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
Cummings - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
Harry Reid - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
Pelosi - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
Leahy - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
J. Jackson, Jr - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."
Sheila J. Lee - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."

Obama - "What you get when you vote on party and not principle."

I just realized that there may be virtually NO END to this list and anyway, my typing skills are being challenged.

The above list, courtesy of your friendly YELLOW DOG DEMOCRAT voters.

Darby
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Darby 04/12/14 - 03:27 pm
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I too wonder where TM's loyalty lay

during the Clinton - Lewinsky - Paula Jones perjury fiasco?

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burninater 04/12/14 - 04:44 pm
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"Barrack Hussein Obama:

"Barrack Hussein Obama: Exhibit A; what you get when you vote on skin color and not principle."
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Well, given the apparent level of disdain of many Obama voters for Clarence Thomas, Alan West, and Herman Cain, it appears the purely racial hypothesis for President Obama's election is, well, not very well thought out.

Most purely racial explanations for things aren't.

KSL
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KSL 04/12/14 - 06:00 pm
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And how many with disdain for

And how many with disdain for conservative blacks are actually informed and not brainwashed?

You have seen the interviews with voters. You know what I am talking about.

burninater
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burninater 04/12/14 - 07:14 pm
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KSL, that is an important and

KSL, that is an important and separate issue. I've seen many interviews with voters that show that poorly informed, brainwashed voters are of every color, and vote for both parties.

At least you recognize the role of policy perceptions in voting, rather than just taking the simple-minded path of thinking it all can be explained by the color of a person's skin. Talk about brainwashing -- purely racial explanations are old-school brainwashing of the first order.

KSL
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KSL 04/12/14 - 07:26 pm
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You are right, but the

You are right, but the preponderance of uninformed voters lies where?

KSL
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KSL 04/12/14 - 07:28 pm
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I would suggest that in part

I would suggest that in part they have been brainwashed into not trusting anyone who is white.

edcushman
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edcushman 04/12/14 - 07:30 pm
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"Most purely racial
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"Most purely racial explanations for things aren't."
burn, at least 95% of blacks voted for Obama, I guess it was because he is such a genius, right.

edcushman
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edcushman 04/12/14 - 07:59 pm
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"Talk about brainwashing --
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"Talk about brainwashing -- purely racial explanations are old-school brainwashing of the first order."
burn, the democrats, liberals and black leaders like Obama, Holder and even leaders in the black churches have been spreading racism for the last 30 years, it is how the democrats win elections. The sad part it has worked with blacks and poverty is much worse. More and more blacks, and many whites, settle for the handouts by the democrats.

KSL
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KSL 04/12/14 - 08:54 pm
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Not me. I have 3 relatives

Not me. I have 3 relatives that came over on the Mayflower. Some how that stubbornness was not purged over the ensuring generations. I am certain other stuburness was added in. Do not mess with me when it comes to the founding of this country.

KSL
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KSL 04/12/14 - 08:57 pm
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We were here for the

We were here for the Revolution.

My husband's ancestors as well.

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