Letters to the Editor

Mark Sanford did not grow up in Beaufort

There is zero truth to the claim that Mark Sanford grew up in Beaufort County, no matter how many times he tells it to a reporter or the public. The press could have vetted the 18 candidates seeking the 1st Congressional District seat, and the public would know basic information about each contender.

The fact is, Sanford didn't grow up anywhere near Beaufort County. Going to one grade of school in this county doesn't equate to growing up here. I cannot vote for someone who lacks basic integrity and character. If Sanford spends enough time in Beaufort and finally grows up, by the time he reaches 70, he could finally say he grew up here.

David Jenkins

Beaufort

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