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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."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/south-carolina-skelly-exits-special-colberts-sister-now-top-dem-contender/ ''Roll Call'' "South Carolina: Skelly Exits Special Election; Colbert’s Sister Now Top Democratic Contender," February 11, 2013]</ref>
 
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."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/south-carolina-skelly-exits-special-colberts-sister-now-top-dem-contender/ ''Roll Call'' "South Carolina: Skelly Exits Special Election; Colbert’s Sister Now Top Democratic Contender," February 11, 2013]</ref>
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The AFL-CIO endorsed her on February 14, 2013, stating "“Elizabeth’s business experience with the maritime industry and Clemson University helps her understand that when labor and management work together everyone wins." Charleston Mayor Joe Riley endorsed her the same day, describing her as a “tireless worker, a self-made woman in a field where there were few women."<ref>[http://northcharleston.patch.com/articles/colbert-busch-receives-two-key-endorsements-in-sc1-race "", ''North Charleston Patch'', February 13, 2013</ref>
  
 
U.S. Representative [[James Clyburn]] endorsed her on February 19, 2013, citing "something unique about Elizabeth’s experiences…She has life experiences to take us to success in the general election."<ref>[http://www.charlestonchronicle.net/v2/content.aspx?MemberID=2152&ID=61249 Congressman James Clyburn Endorses Elizabeth Colbert Busch, ''The Charleston Chronicle'', February 19, 2013]</ref>
 
U.S. Representative [[James Clyburn]] endorsed her on February 19, 2013, citing "something unique about Elizabeth’s experiences…She has life experiences to take us to success in the general election."<ref>[http://www.charlestonchronicle.net/v2/content.aspx?MemberID=2152&ID=61249 Congressman James Clyburn Endorses Elizabeth Colbert Busch, ''The Charleston Chronicle'', February 19, 2013]</ref>

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Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
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Candidate for
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of Charleston
Personal
ProfessionSales and Marketing Professional
Websites
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]

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 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 against Martin Skelly and Ben Frasier 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]

Endorsements

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]

The AFL-CIO endorsed her on February 14, 2013, stating "“Elizabeth’s business experience with the maritime industry and Clemson University helps her understand that when labor and management work together everyone wins." Charleston Mayor Joe Riley endorsed her the same day, describing her as a “tireless worker, a self-made woman in a field where there were few women."[10]

U.S. Representative James Clyburn endorsed her on February 19, 2013, citing "something unique about Elizabeth’s experiences…She has life experiences to take us to success in the general election."[11]

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