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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:34 PM

Stephen Colbertís Sister To Run For Congress

Source: TPM



TOM KLUDT 2:13 PM EST, FRIDAY JANUARY 18, 2013
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The sister of satirist Stephen Colbert will launch a bid for a U.S. House seat in South Carolina, the Washington Post reported Friday.

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch notified the state Democratic Party that she will file Tuesday to run in the special election for the seat previously held by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC).

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Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/stephen-colberts-sister-to-run-for-congress?ref=fpb



Link to WaPo article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/18/stephen-colberts-sister-will-run-for-congress/

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Reply Stephen Colbertís Sister To Run For Congress (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
onehandle Jan 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #2
lovuian Jan 2013 #3
freedom fighter jh Jan 2013 #17
oldhippydude Jan 2013 #4
randome Jan 2013 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #24
Berlum Jan 2013 #6
City Lights Jan 2013 #7
xxqqqzme Jan 2013 #33
City Lights Jan 2013 #35
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #8
freshwest Jan 2013 #9
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #11
freshwest Jan 2013 #14
Fuddnik Jan 2013 #10
Mz Pip Jan 2013 #13
Brigid Jan 2013 #12
Fantastic Anarchist Jan 2013 #15
randome Jan 2013 #16
jaded_old_cynic Jan 2013 #34
snort Jan 2013 #21
Bossy Monkey Jan 2013 #23
progressoid Jan 2013 #29
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #18
pam4water Jan 2013 #19
valerief Jan 2013 #20
samsingh Jan 2013 #22
Yavin4 Jan 2013 #25
elfin Jan 2013 #26
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2013 #27
Submariner Jan 2013 #28
formercia Jan 2013 #30
rachel1 Jan 2013 #31
brooklynite Jan 2013 #32
Great Caesars Ghost Jan 2013 #36

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:35 PM

1. What do you know. The crooked Governor of SC might have put a Colbert in office after all. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:36 PM

2. Wow good for her. Hope she'll win

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:37 PM

3. Another woman

Isn't Stephen going to have some sibling rivalry pains

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Response to lovuian (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:54 PM

17. Probably it'll be OK because it's only Congress . . .

. . . not president of the United States of South Carolina. Was that what he ran for? Something like that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:39 PM

4. hope she is one of us....

while most apples don't fall far from the tree... I'm more interested in her core beliefs

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:43 PM

5. Imagine the comedic possibilities!

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Response to randome (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:19 PM

24. I expect him to warn everyone to vote against her....

....with a healthy dose of "not really".

Then "praise" her opponent.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:45 PM

6. Ms. Colbert-Busch

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:50 PM

7. Cool!

I thought read somewhere that he was the only Democrat in his family. Glad I was mistaken.

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Response to City Lights (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:45 PM

33. I seem to recall an interview

w/ him where he stated he had some hard line RW rethugs among his older siblings.

"...the youngest of 11 children in a Catholic family. Colbert and his siblings, in order from oldest to youngest, are James ("Jimmy"), Edward ("Eddie"), Mary, William ("Billy"), Margo, Thomas ("Tommy"), Jay, Elizabeth ("Lulu"), Paul, Peter, and Stephen..."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Colbert


"...On January 18, 2013, Colbert-Busch announced her candidacy for the U.S. House, to fill the seat vacated by Tim Scott upon his appointment to the US Senate to fill the seat vacated by Jim DeMint. She is a member of the Democratic Party..."

Impressive bio page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Colbert-Busch

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #33)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:33 PM

35. I didn't know anything about her, so thanks for the link!



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:51 PM

8. This should be good

Watching Stephen with his sister running.

I can't wait to see what he does.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:04 PM

9. Here she is:



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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:10 PM

11. Thrilling news! She looks like she has the Colbert spark and smarts!!!

A whole new topic for Stephen to take to insane heights!

He could give her his PAC money, I suppose, really.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:24 PM

14. Um, it was just a picture...





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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:09 PM

10. Put that SuperPAC money to good use!

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:18 PM

13. He's already donated it

But that doesn't mean he can't form another one or do fundraisers for her.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:17 PM

12. I can't wait to see the segments about this on his show.

And I'm sure that she will be a frequent guest.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:27 PM

15. Will her name be pronounced in the French or English way?

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:48 PM

16. It will be pronounced 'Throat Warbler Mangrove'.

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Response to randome (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:23 PM

34. One can always appreciate a good Python reference.

nt

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:11 PM

21. Yeah!

Is it Col-bert or Col-bear? America wants to know.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:16 PM

23. This debate will be the sole focus of her Better Know a District segment n/t

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:33 PM

29. The official also noted that Colbert pronounces her last name phonetically, unlike her brother, who

The official also noted that Colbert pronounces her last name phonetically, unlike her brother, who pronounces the surname with a silent "T."

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


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:29 PM

18. Hear that GOP and Bears??!!

Fear the Colbert sister!!! Fear she who feels the truth at you!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:53 PM

19. Will look for the who is riding my coat tail now segment on the Report tonight XD

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:53 PM

20. Woo hoo! Love it! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:13 PM

22. excellent

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:30 PM

25. Well She Already Has A Colbert Bump

Is it possible to have a double Colbert bump? Is that legal? That cannot be legal.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:45 PM

26. Looking for a way to donate

Here is the best bio I have found yet. She looks good, been through a lot, which hasn't dissuaded her from building a successful personal life and a thoughtful, progressive carreer in the environs of S. Carolina.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20100206/ARCHIVES/302069959

Can't find an "official" campaign site right now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:47 PM

27. She outta be trying out for demint's seat!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:11 PM

28. Stephen will probably brag about getting a Bus(c)h back in office

let the hilarity ensue.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 07:44 PM

30. She should get a lot of Teabagger votes, then.

The name you know.

This ought to be fun.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:42 PM

31. With her running, I don't think the rethugs have a chance of winning that district

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:17 PM

32. This seems like a huge waste of time...

This is a Solid Republican (R+11) district, and no article I've come across suggests that she has any particular attractiveness as a Candidate other that that she's Steve Colbert's sister. Won't be getting a penny of my money.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 03:51 PM

36. Turns my stomach to say this.....

 

Realisticly, I don't think she'll win because of another right wing war on celebrity. But I hope I'm wrong,

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