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SC Governor Sanford Makes Surprise Appearance on House Floor

SC Gov. Mark Sanford delivers his last State of the State address in Columbia, SC on Jan. 20, 2010 (AP Photo)

SC Gov. Mark Sanford delivers his last State of the State address in Columbia, SC on Jan. 20, 2010 (AP Photo)

Embattled South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford (R) made a surprise appearance on the House floor Thursday, chatting wit Republican lawmakers during votes. In particular, Sanford was spotted chatting up Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who is running for President Obama's Senate seat.

Sanford served in the House for several terms before becoming governor. As a former House member, he's granted lifetime access to the floor.