Mark Sanford (left), Curtis Bostic
CHARLESTON, SC (WLTX, AP) -- It is official. Former governor Mark Sanford has made his way into the race for South Carolina's first congressional district.
Sanford beat Curtis Bostick convincingly to earn the republican nomination for a vacant U.S. House seat Tuesday.
With 78 percent of precincts reporting, Sanford had about 58 percent of the vote to 41 percent for Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston County Council member. The candidates were vying in the GOP runoff in the 1st Congressional District, which covers the state's southern coast.
He will now face off against Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on May 7th to fill the seat left vacant by congressman Tim Scott's appointment to the senate.