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}}{{tnr}}'''Elizabeth Colbert-Busch''' is a 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[South Carolina]].<ref name="politico">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/stephen-colbert-sister-plans-run-congress-86400.html?hp=r4 ''Politico'' "No joke: Stephen Colbert’s sister plans House bid," January 18, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Elizabeth Colbert-Busch''' is a 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[South Carolina]].<ref name="politico">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/stephen-colbert-sister-plans-run-congress-86400.html?hp=r4 ''Politico'' "No joke: Stephen Colbert’s sister plans House bid," January 18, 2013]</ref><ref name="scrn">[http://www.southcarolinaradionetwork.com/2013/01/28/list-of-19-candidates-running-for-district-1-seat/ ''South Carolina Radio Network'' "List of 19 candidates running for District 1 seat," January 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
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Cobert-Busch comes from a large family and is the sister of ''The Colbert Report'' host, Stephen Colbert. She serves as the director of sales and marketing at Clemson University. Prior to this, she held a similar position at Oriet Overseas Container Line.<ref name="politico"/><ref name="bio">[http://westashley.patch.com/articles/a-closer-look-at-elizabeth-colbert-busch ''West Ashley Patch'' "A Closer Look at Elizabeth Colbert-Busch," January 18, 2013]</ref>
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Cobert-Busch comes from a large family and is the sister of ''The Colbert Report'' host, Stephen Colbert. She serves as the director of sales and marketing at Clemson University. Prior to this, she held a similar position at Orient Overseas Container Line.<ref name="politico"/><ref name="bio">[http://westashley.patch.com/articles/a-closer-look-at-elizabeth-colbert-busch ''West Ashley Patch'' "A Closer Look at Elizabeth Colbert-Busch," January 18, 2013]</ref>
 
===Education===
 
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*Bachelor's degree, College of Charleson<ref name="bio"/>
 
*Bachelor's degree, College of Charleson<ref name="bio"/>
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Colbert-Busch is a candidate to fill [[Tim Scott|Tim Scott's]] [[U.S. House of Representatives]] seat. An election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the appointment of Scott to the [[United States Senate]]. The filing deadline is January 28, 2013. The primary will take place on March 19, 2013 with the general election to follow on May 7, 2013.<ref name="politico"/>
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Colbert-Busch is running for the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[South Carolina]]. The election is being held to replace [[Tim Scott]], who was appointed to fill [[Jim DeMint|Jim DeMint's]] vacant seat in the [[U.S. Senate]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/17/scotts-departure-for-senate-will-trigger-third-special-house-election-in-2013/ ''Washington Post'' "Scott's departure for Senate will trigger third special House election in 2013," December 17, 2012]</ref> Colbert-Busch is running in the Democratic primary on March 19, 2013.<ref name="goup"/> The general election takes place on May 7, 2013.<ref>[http://www.scgop.com/2013/01/02/1st-congressional-special-election-details-set/# ''South Carolina Republican Party Website'' "1st Congressional Special Election details set," accessed January 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Former Governor [[Mark Sanford]] is seen as the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he has $120,000 in an old campaign account. This coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gives him a leg up on the field. This is also his former seat in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/sanford_likely_front_runner_in_sc_special_election-220542-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Sanford Likely Front-Runner in S.C. Special Election," January 3, 2013]</ref>
 
Former Governor [[Mark Sanford]] is seen as the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he has $120,000 in an old campaign account. This coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gives him a leg up on the field. This is also his former seat in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/sanford_likely_front_runner_in_sc_special_election-220542-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Sanford Likely Front-Runner in S.C. Special Election," January 3, 2013]</ref>
  
Republicans are heavy favorites to retain control of the seat.
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The district leans Republican.<ref>[http://www.salon.com/2013/01/23/ted_turners_son_vying_in_sc_congressional_primary/ ''Salon.com'' "Ted Turner’s son vying in SC congressional primary," January 23, 2013]</ref> The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000125 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Davis, Medel Jackson, (1942-2007)," accessed January 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==

Revision as of 16:04, 28 January 2013

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
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Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is a 2013 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina.[1][2]

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Cobert-Busch comes from a large family and is the sister of The Colbert Report host, Stephen Colbert. She serves as the director of sales and marketing at Clemson University. Prior to this, she held a similar position at Orient Overseas Container Line.[1][3]

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, College of Charleson[3]

Elections

2013

See also: South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013

Colbert-Busch is running for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. The election is being held to replace Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill Jim DeMint's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.[4] Colbert-Busch is running in the Democratic primary on March 19, 2013.[5] The general election takes place on May 7, 2013.[6]

Former Governor Mark Sanford is seen as the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he has $120,000 in an old campaign account. This coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gives him a leg up on the field. This is also his former seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.[7]

The district leans Republican.[8] The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.[9]

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