May 08

Elizabeth Colbert Busch: “We gave it a heck of a fight.”

Elizabeth Colbert Busch has conceded South Carolina’s First District special congressional race to her opponent, former Governor Mark Sanford. This evening’s election returns have Sanford handily winning over Elizabeth, 54% to 45%. Of the five counties reporting, only Charleston County posed a significant challenge for Sanford.

In an emotional address, and flanked by family and friends, Colbert Busch singled out her army of volunteers in particular, stating “your time, your hard work, your dedication, and your confidence in me will take me to wherever my next journey is.” She concluded by saying, “my only pledge was to the people of the first district, and I respect your decision. This is the beauty of our country,” adding, “I assure you I will continue to fight for the state of South Carolina.”

Apr 30

The Sanford/Colbert Busch Debate: A Cursory Impression

The Colbert Busch/ Sanford debate moderators react to the crowd's thunderous applause following Elizabeth Colbert Busch's final remarks, which included the revelation that, if elected, she would take a 10% pay cut in light of the current fiscal dysfunction in Congress.

The Colbert Busch/ Sanford debate moderators react to the crowd’s thunderous applause following Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s final remarks, which included the revelation that, if elected, she would take a 10% pay cut in light of the current fiscal dysfunction in Congress.

South Carolina’s First District constituents were treated to a lively debate held at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday, April 29, 2013. This debate offered the first glimpse of Elizabeth Colbert Busch under the scrutiny of a publicly moderated format against her competitor, former Governor Mark Sanford. From the rush of applause that greeted her entrance to the debate, there was no doubt as to the powerful presence of her supporters. However, a strong contingent of vocal Sanford supporters were also present, quick to applaud the former Gov as he touted his financial credentials — for example, his being a member of the “Republican Revolution” in the 1994 Congress and for famously turning away stimulus money as Governor. Let’s take a look at this lively exchange, and its ramifications for the remaining days leading up to the election on May 7th.

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Apr 30

Watch the Sanford / Colbert-Busch Debate Live Stream

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Tonight, April 29, Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will debate the Republican challenger, Mark Sanford. The debate is for the special election for the House seat to represent South Carolina’s first district. The election is next week, May 7th.

If you would like to watch the debate online go here to get a live stream. The debate begins at 7pm.

Apr 18

In The Press — April 2013

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub catch it for a post we call “In the Press”.


Ah, Spring. It’s here. Here’s hoping it will bring new beginnings. Spring is the best because it’s an opportunity for the world to wake up from it’s cold winter slumber and start anew.

Alright, enough of that. Let’s get to the stories. In this edition, there is much ado about late night. With Leno out (again) and Fallon in, speculation abounds as to what other shifts may be on the way in the world of network late night TV. Also, Jon takes on Egypt on Twitter.

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Apr 17

Stephen Colbert: ‘There are things about South Carolina that fill me with despair’

The headliner of the event was Colbert Busch’s brother, late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, who made a rare appearance out of character to tout the candidacy of his older sister, “Lulu.” But it was not without at least one shot at her opponent, former Republican Gov. Mark Sanford.

Colbert said that though he loves his home state, “there are things about South Carolina that fill me with despair — one of them is that they managed to nominate Mark Sanford.

Full Article: National Journal.

Apr 04

Stephen Colbert to Host Two Additional Fundraisers for Colbert Busch Campaign

Comedian Stephen Colbert is hosting two expensive fundraisers on behalf of his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Tickets to both events run as high as $10,000 and include both an exclusive private reception and a general reception, according to invites obtained by POLITICO.

An event in Washington featuring the Comedy Central host is scheduled for April 15, while Colbert and former investment banker Sallie Krawcheck will host a New York City event April 23; that event will be at Krawcheck’s home.

For the D.C. event, a minimum donation of $2,600 is required to attend the private reception, while general admission tickets to the fundraiser cost $500.

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Assistant Democratic leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) are all listed as co-hosts to the D.C. event.Reps. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.), Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), John Lewis (D-Ga.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) are also listed as co-hosts.

Source: Politico

Last night former Governor Mark Sanford clinched the SC-1 GOP nomination over Curt Bostic, and now more than ever Elizabeth will need stuffed coffers to put up a fight against Sanford, who is determined to make a political comeback in the wake of his personal scandals as governor. In light of all of this, Stephen’s timing in hosting the fundraisers couldn’t be better. These events will surely be aided by the attendance of so many of Elizabeth’s would-be democratic colleagues in the House. They must be fired up and ready to go to get a democratic victory in this race! As polling has Colbert Busch and Sanford in a statistical dead heat in this deeply red district, the Dems surely see a great opportunity to turn it blue.

Mar 21

Elizabeth Colbert Busch Wins Democratic Primary [UPDATED]

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – Former Gov. Mark Sanford finished first in Tuesday’s crowded Republican primary for the U.S. House special election in South Carolina, CNN projects. However, Sanford fell well short of the 50% margin needed to avoid a runoff.

The former governor will compete against Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston councilman, in a runoff election in two weeks. The third place finisher, state Sen. Larry Grooms, conceded the race Wednesday.

“Are you guys ready to change things in Washington, D.C.?” Sanford said to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Charleston on Tuesday night. All four of his sons attended the party.

“What we’ve earned is the honor of being on the playing field here for the next two weeks,” he added, asking the crowd to redouble their campaign efforts. “Indeed, we are at that tipping point.”

On the Democratic side, CNN projects Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, won the nomination.

“This is absolutely incredible. What a wonderful night,” she told supporters at a victory party in Charleston, South Carolina. “It’s the start of a new beginning, right?”

Source: CNN

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