Sanford's Ex-Wife Claims He Trespassed

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford must appear in court two days after running for a vacant congressional seat to answer a complaint that he trespassed at his ex-wife's home, according to court documents acquired by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Oh my. Weird Mark Sanford is getting creepy:

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford must appear in court two days after running for a vacant congressional seat to answer a complaint that he trespassed at his ex-wife's home, according to court documents acquired by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The complaint says Jenny Sanford confronted Sanford leaving her Sullivans Island home on Feb. 3 by a rear door, using his cell phone for a flashlight. Her attorney filed the complaint the next day and Jenny Sanford confirmed Tuesday the documents are authentic.

The couple's 2010 divorce settlement says neither may enter the other's home without permission. Mark Sanford lives about a 20-minute drive away in downtown Charleston.

Sanford is in the midst of running for a vacant congressional seat against Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

"I am doing my best not to get in the way of his race," Jenny Sanford told the AP. "I want him to sink or swim on his own. For the sake of my children I'm trying my best not to get in the way, but he makes things difficult for me when he does things like trespassing."

There has been no comment from Sanford or his campaign as yet, but don't be surprised if we hear another "God forgives people who are imperfect,” recital, as we heard after his days long disappearance into the Appalachian Trail that turned out to be a trip to Argentina to visit his mistress, who is now his fiance.

Update: National Republicans "are pulling the plug on Mark Sanford's suddenly besieged congressional campaign," Politico reports, "a potentially fatal blow to the former South Carolina governor's campaign against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch."

And that's all she wrote, folks!

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