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    Stephen Colbert's Sister Could Stun Republicans and Win a House Seat.....

    Stephen Colbert may have opted not to pursue a serious political campaign, but another Colbert, his sister, is embarking on one of her own. And though it's still too soon to predict the final outcome, early signs indicate that she has a surprisingly good chance of pulling off a huge upset and capturing what was once a solidly Republican seat.



    On Tuesday, a Public Policy Polling survey showed Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a virtual tie with likely challenger Mark Sanford in the special election to fill South Carolina's vacant House seat. Busch led Sanford 47 percent to 45 percent, just within the poll's 2.9 percent margin of error.

    The poll also found Busch tied, at 43 percent, with Curtis Bostic, her other potential foe for the May special election. Bostic and Sanford will go head-to-head in a Republican primary run-off next week, a contest Sanford is heavily favored to win, despite having left the governor's office in disgrace after his bizarre extramarital affair came to light four years ago.

    That Busch is performing so well may come as a bit of a surprise. The seat in question, representing South Carolina's 1st District, is reliably red. It hasn't been held by a Democrat in more than 30 years, and Tim Scott (R) last November won re-election there with 62 percent of the vote — double what his Democratic challenger received. (In December, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) appointed Scott to fill a vacant Senate seat, prompting the special election.).....snip~

    Stephen Colbert's sister could stun Republicans and win a House seat - The Week

    So does anybody think Colbert's sister can win this House Seat? Do we have any from SC that is up on this situation?

    Why did the Southern Cons allow this Putz to run for the House Seat? This is what I have brought up in the past about Southern Cons trying to make moves without checking with others. Why would you even Risk this House seat over this Douchebag?

    What did we tells ya? The Rest of us that lean Right autta come down there and smacks ya upside the head.

    Ya'll best not lose that seat. Otherwise we gonna have to make ya an offer ya can'ts refuse.

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    Re: Stephen Colbert's Sister Could Stun Republicans and Win a House Seat.....

    Looking at her website and wiki page...the woman's certainly got a wealth of experience. That, coupled with being identified as Colbert's sister, is probably helping her gain recognition. Being that Colbert often talks about being from South Carolina, there's probably a significant base of residents who initially considered Busch for her relation to Stephen.

    I may not agree w/all of her politics, but the woman's certainly quite accomplished. And when the reps put up somebody like Sanford....

    Question, though: do you have to be registered to the party to vote in its primary in South Carolina?
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    Re: Stephen Colbert's Sister Could Stun Republicans and Win a House Seat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Looking at her website and wiki page...the woman's certainly got a wealth of experience. That, coupled with being identified as Colbert's sister, is probably helping her gain recognition. Being that Colbert often talks about being from South Carolina, there's probably a significant base of residents who initially considered Busch for her relation to Stephen.

    I may not agree w/all of her politics, but the woman's certainly quite accomplished. And when the reps put up somebody like Sanford....

    Question, though: do you have to be registered to the party to vote in its primary in South Carolina?
    Hiya Tess! Myself I wouldn't know if it has to be registered party. Still one would have thought the Repubs would have known better than to fall back on this guy. He is a straight up putz. "What," now we will have to worry about him taking off in some country with the next Foreign Woman he lays his eyes on.

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    You voted for Jesse Jackson Jr. and Marion Berry.

    You'd elect a dead horse if it had a "D" by its name.

    So of course she could win.

    Congratulations, you outnumber us. Now get back to work before I fire your ass.

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    Re: Stephen Colbert's Sister Could Stun Republicans and Win a House Seat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You voted for Jesse Jackson Jr. and Marion Berry.

    You'd elect a dead horse if it had a "D" by its name.

    So of course she could win.

    Congratulations, you outnumber us. Now get back to work before I fire your ass.
    Ah...... what?

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    The sad thing is that mark Sanford's name recognition gives him a edge over his primary oppenent. Unfortunately for him but a godsend to all of us sane people, sandfords name is synonymous with scandel.

    South Carolina, please show this disgrace to the door.

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    Re: Stephen Colbert's Sister Could Stun Republicans and Win a House Seat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Ah...... what?
    Desperate attempt to put on an air of superiority. It's ok that "his side" is losing, they're still better! He's even pretending to be someone's boss.
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    Re: Stephen Colbert's Sister Could Stun Republicans and Win a House Seat.....

    It is interesting that Mark Sanford can be considered a serious candidate for any office after his runaway bribe routine. Some opine it is his name recognition vs the other GOP candidate. If so the result is savory- when the liberals win anything some 'conservatives' mutter about 'low information' voters. They complain the liberals and liberal leaning folks just don't bother doing any research/thinking before voting.

    If this isn't proof that Republicans don't seem to do much thinking before they vote in a solidly GOP district not sure what is. They see the name, pretty sure they have heard of him before, something pretty important... but somehow can't recall what a flaming nut job he is?????

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    Re: Stephen Colbert's Sister Could Stun Republicans and Win a House Seat.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You voted for Jesse Jackson Jr. and Marion Berry.

    You'd elect a dead horse if it had a "D" by its name.

    So of course she could win.

    Congratulations, you outnumber us. Now get back to work before I fire your ass.
    Who voted for Jesse Jackson Junior and Marion Berry? Who outnumbers us?

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