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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:20 PM

Stephen Colbert's Sister To Run For Tim Scott's House Seat

Two sources tell BuzzFeed that Elizabeth Colbert-Busch the sister of television personality Stephen Colbert will declare herself a candidate in the South Carolina special election to fill Tim Scott's open U.S. House seat.
A state Democratic official said Colbert's campaign manager confirmed Friday afternoon with the state party that they would be filing paperwork on Tuesday of next week.
Colbert, the Director of Development at Clemson University's Restoration Institute, will face former Republican governor Mark Sanford, who resigned from his second term in 2009 after disappearing for five days while in Argentina with his mistress.
"This isn't the first time that people have asked her to run," said the Democratic official, "but it's the first time that she's taking it seriously."
"I think she could win," added the source. "She is our best chance to beat Sanford, and she comes with incredible name recognition and an uncanny ability to fundraise. She is very well liked in the community."
"Her brother mentions her once on his show and, what, that's a quarter of a million dollars right there," said the official.
The official also noted that Colbert pronounces her last name phonetically, unlike her brother, who pronounces the surname with a silent "T."
The filing period for the special election began Friday and will end in two weeks. Sanford has already announcemed his candidacy, and another Democrat businessman Martin Skelly also filed papers Friday.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/stephen-colberts-sister-to-run-for-tim-scotts-ho



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Reply Stephen Colbert's Sister To Run For Tim Scott's House Seat (Original post)
octoberlib Jan 2013 OP
progressoid Jan 2013 #1
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #2
moman Jan 2013 #3
Third Doctor Jan 2013 #4
Cha Jan 2013 #5
octoberlib Jan 2013 #7
Indyfan53 Jan 2013 #6

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:35 PM

1. I foresee another segment of "Better Know a District"

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:58 PM

2. I bet she could make mincemeat of Sanford considering what he has in his past.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:10 PM

3. Sanford?

Sanford hasnt won the Republican nomination yet.There are seven or eight other candidates,including Ted Turners son and several well known state legislators.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:42 PM

4. For some reason

I don't think Tim will survive a primary no matter how much he says he hates Obama.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:31 PM

5. Here's her pic..


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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:48 PM

7. Thanks, Cha! nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:34 PM

6. Set up a debate!

I'd love to See Stephen and his sister have a debate. lol

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