Mark Sanford (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Former Gov. Mark Sanford says stimulus funds are no way to create jobs.
Bringing a basket of laundry with him, Sanford visited a dry cleaner in Mount Pleasant and spoke with reporters Monday during his campaign for the state's 1st District congressional seat.
Sanford was among the first U.S. governors to refuse federal stimulus money. The Republican said his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, has called the Clemson Wind Turbine Research facility in North Charleston a good use of stimulus money.
But Sanford says even the Obama administration has noted the facility created or saved only 134 jobs at about $320,000 per job. Sanford says a better way to create jobs is reduce taxes and government regulation.
The Colbert Busch campaign did not immediately return a message seeking comment.