Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has won the special election for South Carolina’s 1st District House seat in what Matt Drudge is hoping is a bellwether of 2014. Sanford defeated — well, is it OK now if we just call her Stephen Colbert’s sister?

Let’s check in with the Left to see how heads and headlines are spinning.

Um, when did you ever stop?

That’s looking on the bright side.

Update: It appears the spin has settled on a direction; the Sanford victory gives Democrats a renewed license to campaign on the GOP’s “war on women.”

Sanford won far more than a House seat tonight.

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