In the annals of political redemption stories, it is hard to top the one that Republican Former Gov. Mark Sanford is attempting to write in South Carolina, the state he once headed.

After a spectacular 2009 scandal that destroyed his marriage, spawned impeachment proceedings and saddled him with the biggest ethics fine in state history, Sanford is making a new start right back where he started his once-promising political career two decades ago — running for Congress in South Carolina's first district.

The most amazing part: He's got a good chance of winning.