Bostic says voters shouldn't judge Sanford on trespassing

By Ava

Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) In the wake of former Gov. Mark Sanford's recent admission of trespassing on his ex-wife's property earlier this year, 1st District candidate Curtis Bostic said in a statement that campaigns have ups and downs.

"Any objective analysis would be that it is negative for the campaign when the NRCC pulls out; that sends a pretty strong message. So, it's a very unfortunate blow for his campaign," said Bostic.{}

Bostic ran against Sanford in the Republican primary and again in the run-off. Sanford won the race and Bostic said the voters had spoken.

"I want to be the first to say that there are two sides to every story, and all of us need to be very, very patient as this unfolds to make sure we hear everything before we pass any kind of judgments at all," said Bostic.

Concerned Women For America, a conservative values group that endorsed Bostic in his campaign, called for a write-in candidate during a recent Washington Post interview. The group said staff is looking into the legalities of a write-in for special elections.

Local voters said they have mixed feelings about the trespassing incident.

{}"I don't think this will affect his campaign, people seem to believe he will still do a good job," said Robin Rodriguez. {}

Patti Brassington said she won't be supporting Sanford citing the latest incident as another reason why. {}

"I'm just shocked he did it; it seems so brazen to me," said Brassington.