If you’re anything like me you probably didn’t care much about the outcome of this race. But here are a couple of reasons for cheer. One, the seat stays in Republican hands, and two, Sanford’s win is Stephen Colbert’s loss and that probably ruined Colbert’s day.

 Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has redeemed a political career sidelined by scandal by winning his old congressional seat.

Sanford defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch Tuesday in the state’s 1st Congressional District. Colbert Busch is the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 71 percent of precincts reporting, Sanford has 54 percent of the vote.