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 ScottAfter Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward GOP senator: FBI failure in Florida shooting 'a separate issue' from Russia probe Sunday shows preview: Russian charges, Florida shooting dominate coverage 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."