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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford left the Governor's Mansion on Friday to visit with his family in Florida, his office said.

Sanford departed the mansion, where he has spent much of the last 48 hours, in the passenger seat of a state vehicle.

The Republican governor will spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend with his wife and their four boys. Read full article »

CNN's Kristi Keck contributed to this report.

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