The campaign, Nance said, is dependent on whether there would be local support for Jenny Sanford.

Jenny Sanford was initially considering a run for the open congressional seat, herself, but opted not to run. The seat became open when Rep. Tim Scott was appointed to the Senate to replace former Sen. Jim DeMint, who resigned to become president of the conservative Heritage Foundation in December.

In December, before Gov. Nikki Haley appointed anyone to DeMint’s seat, a Public Policy Polling poll found that Jenny Sanford was among voters’ top choices to become the new Senator. She boasted a 44 percent favorability rating, and just 25 people said they had an unfavorable view of her. Her ex-husband, by contrast, was viewed favorably by just 30 percent of voters, and unfavorably by 53 percent.