The National Republican Congressional Committee has promised to help Sanford if need be in order to keep the district in GOP hands.

"South Carolina families clearly deserve a continuation of the strong fiscal discipline displayed by now-Senator Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Fed nominees vow to rebuff pressure from Trump on interest rates The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE and will greatly benefit from Sanford's fiscal hawk approach," said the NRCC's chairman, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.). "Without a doubt, Mark Sanford will campaign tirelessly to grow South Carolina jobs and work to get our nation’s massive spending problem under control."