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Sanford to Bauer: 'I'm not going to be railroaded'

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer is the latest politician to call for Governor Mark Sanford's resignation. But Sanford says he has no plans to leave. WFAE's Lisa Miller reports. Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer said he supported Sanford after the Governor admitted to an affair with an Argentine woman. But he said enough is enough with all the reports coming out about how Sanford flew business class on several flights and did not disclose trips taken on private planes. "The serious misconduct that has already been revealed along with lingering questions and continuing distractions make it virtually impossible for our state to solve the critical problems we're facing without a change in leadership. That's why I must call on Governor Sanford in the interest of our state to resign," Bauer says. Bauer would become governor if Sanford resigns. He's also been considering a run for governor next year. But Bauer says he won't run for governor if Sanford resigns and forces him to assume the office. Sanford says thanks, but no thanks. He rejected Bauer's offer in a short press conference late Wednesday. Sanford says believes the people of South Carolina have forgiven him and only the media and his political opponents remain unconvinced. "I'm not going to be railroaded out of this office by political opponents or folks that were never fans of mine in the first," he said. Sanford maintains that he saved the state money by using smaller planes and did not have to report the flights on private planes because they were owned by friends.