Sanford's office: "Governor has no plans to step aside"

So far, the calls for the South Carolina governor to resign don't seem to be working

By Alex Koppelman
July 2, 2009 10:05PM (UTC)
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Via CNN's Political Ticker blog, a statement from the office of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, responding to the plethora of calls for his resignation:

The governor has no plans to step aside, temporarily or otherwise. He remains committed and determined to repair the damage he has done in his marriage and to building back the trust of the people of South Carolina.

He will be spending the long Fourth of July holiday weekend with his family, leaving for Florida tomorrow morning. The Sanford family asks members of the media to respect their privacy while they are together this weekend. The Sanfords also hope to take a longer family vacation toward the end of July.

He's spending most of the today at the Mansion, continuing to touch base with state officials, family, friends and supporters.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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