Saturday, June 27, 2009
TELEGRAPH -- The disgraced Republican governor who admitted to having an affair in Argentina, agreed to pay back money for a trip there yesterday as video footage of his mistress emerged for the first time.
Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina, an anti-tax crusader, acknowledged that he used taxpayers' money to see Maria Belen Chapur, 43, in Buenos Aires last year during a nine-day trip to Brazil and Argentina that cost $12,000 (£7,250).
But Mr Sanford, 49, showed no signs of resigning, holding a cabinet meeting preceded by another flurry of apologies to colleagues. "I right now am focused on the important part of this, the family in this circumstance," he said as he left home.