Mark Sanford holds neighborhood office hours

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 3:20 PM

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- Newly installed U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is out doing the business of a congressman, meeting and greeting constituents in his South Carolina district. 

Sanford held what he calls neighborhood office hours outside a Walmart in Mount Pleasant on Monday, just days after he completed an unlikely political comeback to the U.S. House. 

Sanford has been meeting with constituents one-on-one outside businesses for 20 years to get an idea of what's on their minds. He held such sessions his first time in Congress and, later, when serving as governor by meeting people in his office.   

Sanford's political career was briefly sidelined by an extramarital affair four years ago, but earlier this month he won the 1st District seat he held for three terms in the 1990s.
 

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