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Photo: Mark Sanford's fiancee at victory party

Mark Sanford easily won the GOP primary runoff for his old South Carolina congressional seat Tuesday night. Sanford is now engaged to Maria Belen Chapur, who still lives in Argentina and made her first public campaign appearance with him during a visit on Tuesday night. Sanford said she surprised him by attending.

"She's going to show up when she wants to show up," Sanford said when asked if she would be campaigning. "She's going to be a part of what she wants to be part of and if she doesn't want to be part of it, she won't. She's a very private person."

Sanford has said the couple plans to marry this year.

"Their plans as a couple are personal and we'll keep them personal," campaign spokesman Joel Sawyer said when asked if a date has been set. He said for now, Sanford is focused on the campaign.

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