Congressman Mark Sanford is running for re-election, but he said he turned down a chance to run for vice president.
In an interview with The Post and Courier, the Republican revealed he was recently offered the No. 2 spot on Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson’s ticket.
Sanford said he has known Johnson for some time. The two first became acquainted in 2003, as Johnson was completing his tenure as governor of New Mexico and Sanford was completing his second term as South Carolina governor.
Sanford is a reluctant supporter of Donald Trump in his capacity as the Republican nominee, a position he reiterated on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Johnson and Bill Weld, the former Massachusetts governor who did step up to the Libertarian VP plate.