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Sanford’s opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch — the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert — has refused to comment on the development.

She was asked several times by reporters after she visiting patrons having lunch at a Mount Pleasant diner.

“We’re going to focus on the positive message of job creation for this district,” she said.

The complaint filed by Jenny Sanford’s lawyer, Deena Smith McRackan, said Mark Sanford has “entered into a pattern of entering onto plaintiff’s property. Plaintiff has informed defendant on a number of occasions that this behavior is in violation of the court’s order and has demanded that it not occur again.”

In February 2011, McRackan sent a letter to Mark Sanford telling him not to trespass on Jenny Sanford’s property. A copy of that letter was also sent to the local police, according to court filings.

Sanford, who has never lost an election, is trying to make a comeback after his political career was sidelined in 2009 after confessing an extramarital affair. As a sitting governor, he disappeared from the state for five days only to return and confess his affair with Chapur.

Jenny Sanford said Tuesday that she has custody of the couple’s four boys.

In December of 2011, she brought another complaint against her former husband saying Sanford had not made the $5,000 yearly contribution for one of their sons’ college education. Jenny Sanford said that issue has now been resolved and declined to comment further.

Sanford, Colbert Busch and Green Party candidate Eugene Platt are seeking the congressional seat once held by Tim Scott, who last year was appointed to the U.S. Senate.