Joining the estimated 10,000 – 15,000 marchers crossing the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, S.C. on Sunday night was only one participant with 8.12 million twitter followers: Stephen Colbert. Stephen was there to be a link in the “Unity Chain” march across the bridge, meant to show a sign of solidarity of Charlestonians in his beloved, yet grief-stricken city.
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.”
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.
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.
Stephen Colbert stopped to chat with ‘Live 5 News’ Bill Sharpe, before attending a fundraising event at the Woolfe Street Playhouse in downtown Charleston, for his sister, Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
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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.”
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.
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.