GOP lawmaker handing out pocket Constitutions to trick-or-treaters on Halloween

GOP lawmaker handing out pocket Constitutions to trick-or-treaters on Halloween
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GOP Rep. Mark SanfordMarshall (Mark) Clement SanfordAmash storm hits Capitol Hill Clash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash WANTED: A Republican with courage MORE on Wednesday shared a photo of his not-so-spooky Halloween giveaway for trick-or-treaters.

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The South Carolina lawmaker tweeted that he is giving away pocket Constitutions to those who come to his door.

“Happy Halloween,” he tweeted. “Accordingly, Pocket Constitutions are at the ready for today’s trick-or-treaters.”

 

Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina, lost an election for the first time earlier this year, when he was defeated in his GOP primary by state Rep. Katie Arrington.

The primary became a referendum on Sanford’s criticism of President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE. He was a frequent critic of the president and was one of the few GOP lawmakers to call on Trump to release his tax returns.

Trump notably endorsed Sanford’s opponent at the last minute, in a tweet that came just hours before polls closed.

Cook Political Report ranks the race for the open seat between Arrington and her Democratic opponent, attorney and engineer Joe Cunningham, as "lean Republican."