Sanford says offshore drilling cost Arrington


COLUMBIA (AP) - U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Republican Katie Arrington suffered a stunning loss in a U.S. House race in South Carolina because she didn't understand the entire district.

Sanford said Wednesday that Arrington's support of offshore drilling cost her the 1st District race against Democrat Joe Cunningham.

Cunningham is the first Democrat since 1978 to win in the district which stretches from Charleston to Hilton Head Island.

Arrington blamed Sanford for her loss, saying he didn't give her enough support after she beat him in the June Republican primary by emphasizing her support for President Donald Trump.

Sanford said he rarely endorses in elections and it's natural in life to want to blame someone else for a loss.