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Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
Elizabeth colbert busch.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
Bachelor'sCollege of Charleston
ProfessionSales and Marketing Professional
Campaign website
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]


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



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 against Martin Skelly and Ben Frazier on March 19, 2013.[2] The general election takes place on May 7, 2013.[5]

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.[6]

The district leans Republican.[7] The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.[8]


After Martin Skelly withdrew from the race, he threw his support behind Colbert-Busch, saying "she inspires both the party faithful and the political center that we need to generate consensus and end gridlock in Congress."[9]

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