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Latest admission leads to more calls for Sanford to resign

Pressure is mounting on South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford to resign after he admitted this week that he "crossed the lines" with several other women, though he said he never had sex with them. "A lot of us are talking to him behind the scenes in hopes that he'll make the right decision about what needs to be done," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said today. Sanford says he is trying to reconcile with his wife, but that could be difficult given that he told Associated Press he still loves Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentine woman Sanford called his "soul mate."