Sanford announces 15 campaign stops next week

info@islandpacket.comApril 19, 2013 

Mark Sanford is planning a series of 15 campaign stops in five days next week.

The 1st Congressional District candidate has not held any campaign events since trespassing charges filed by his ex-wife Jenny Sanford surfaced Tuesday.

Sanford will stop at small businesses and other venues next week. A schedule of the stops will be announced this weekend.

According to a statement from his campaign, rival Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch has been invited to join Sanford on the stops.

"To date my opponent has refused to do any joint public appearances or debate the issues for the benefit of voters in the 1st district," the statement read. "Instead she has been content to allow Nancy Pelosi and the national Democratic Party make her case for her through nearly $1 million in negative television advertising."

The House Majority PAC, a Democratic group, announced Wednesday a three-week, six-figure media buy and launched its first ad against Sanford.

"I believe campaigns are about issues and records, and what I've heard consistently throughout this process is that people want to know where we stand on issues like debt, the economy and job creation. Our administration has an incredible record on that front, and I think it's important that people hear directly about the contrasts in mine and my opponent's record directly from us as often as possible," the statement read. "That's why starting Monday, I'll make these 15 stops, and I call on my opponent to find as much time as possible in the coming week to meet with me to speak with voters."

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