House Speaker asks for Sanford's resignation (updated: 60 join call)

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Update September 9, 2:30 p.m.

Sixty out of the 72 members for the House Republican Caucus called on Governor Mark Sanford to resign this afternoon. The request follows a day behind Harrell's letter to the Governor expressing the same sentiments.

The Post and Courier has the story as well as the GOP caucus letter to Sanford and press release.

Update September 9:

The Post and Courier has included the audio message from Harrell to Sanford.

They've also beefed up the story as well, but ultimately, it is just more of the same.

Oh that Sanford.

First reporting:

Here's some not-so-shocking news: House Speaker Bobby Harrell has formally requested that Governor Mark Sanford resign.

Harrell's reasoning behind the request lies in the fact that "too much of a distraction and that too much time will be spent trying to overcome the fallout from his extramarital affair and not enough attention will be put on job creation, education and health care."

Hop over to The Post and Courier for the story.


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