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 ScottKey differences between the Senate and House tax plans Strange bedfellows on criminal justice reform could offer Trump a legislative win Senate GOP reveals different approach on tax reform 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."