Gov. Sanford spends less on food as he lives alone

 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The food bill at the governor's mansion has dropped by more than 25% as Gov. Mark Sanford finds himself living alone.

Receipts obtained by The Greenville News show Sanford spent about $39,000 on food for himself and his guests at his official home from July 2009 to June 2010. That's down from $55,200 during the previous 12 months and $66,400 the fiscal year before that.

Sanford spent much of the time covered under the most recent records alone after his wife and four sons moved out in August 2009 when he admitted to an affair with an Argentine woman.

The receipts show Sanford and his guests dined on black Angus tenderloin, lobster tails and French brie.

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