South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks at a press conference said lawmakers are deliberately distorting state budget figures to build their case for accepting $700 million in federal stimulus money in Columbia, South Carolina, Thursday, April 2, 2009. (Tim Dominick/The State/MCT)
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks at a press conference said lawmakers are deliberately distorting state budget figures to build their case for accepting $700 million in federal stimulus money in Columbia, South Carolina, Thursday, April 2, 2009. (Tim Dominick/The State/MCT) Tim Dominick / The State / MCT
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks at a press conference said lawmakers are deliberately distorting state budget figures to build their case for accepting $700 million in federal stimulus money in Columbia, South Carolina, Thursday, April 2, 2009. (Tim Dominick/The State/MCT) Tim Dominick / The State / MCT

Sanford staffers used private e-mail to talk state business

August 02, 2009 7:26 PM