Democratic groups to share costs of anti-Sanford ad

info@islandpacket.comApril 26, 2013 

The Democratic group House Majority PAC announced Friday it would share the costs of airing an anti-Mark Sanford ad with the Democratic veterans group, VoteVets.

The spot, released earlier this week and entitled "Post," features S.C. National Guard Col. Barry Wingard describing Sanford's dereliction of duty during his five day absence from the state in 2009. Sanford was governor at the time, and has acknowledged carrying on an extramarital affair with an Argentinian woman who is now his fiancee during the absence.

"If I had abandoned my post, I could be court-martialed," Wingard says in the ad. "It really hurt met, and I think it betrayed all of South Carolina and all of the citizens."

According to a news release from the PAC, sharing the cost of the ad is a continutation of strategy the group used in the 2012 election cycle. The PAC announced last week a six-figure media buy in the special election for the 1st Congressional District.

The ad:

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