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On Elizabeth Colbert-Busch the Democrat running in the South Carolina 1st CD Special Election….

A look at Steve Colbert’s sister who will probably be running against ex-SC Governor Mark Sanford for the seat….

According to polling…Democrats have a shot at winning the seat …..

And they would LOVE to take the seat from the Republicans…..

And be able to point to maybe another flawed GOP candidate running….

[Elizabeth] Colbert Busch is a Democrat, and she is attempting to represent South Carolina’s 1st district in the U.S. House of Representatives — something no Democrat has done in more than three decades.

But Democrats think they have finally found their candidate in Colbert Busch, who has deep ties to the Lowcountry’s business community and is the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, who often mentions her on his Comedy Central show and is helping with her campaign.

“I think she has one of the best opportunities since Pug Ravenel ran in 1980,” said Kay Koonce, a Democratic activist who worked on Ravenel’s unsuccessful 1980 campaign that saw Republicans take control of the seat.

Republicans will choose their nominee on Tuesday, either former Gov. Mark Sanford or former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Bostic. But last week, a Democratic polling company released poll results that showed Colbert Busch tied with Bostic in a hypothetical matchup, at 43 percent, and leading Sanford, 47 percent to 45 percent.

Even Stephen Colbert had a higher favorability rating (36 percent) than Sanford (34 percent), according to the poll.

The results surprised many political observers — especially since Mitt Romney won the 1st congressional district by 18 points over President Barack Obama in November


Breaking…SC Governor Nikki Haley will NOT run for the Senate in 2014….

Does this clear Rep. Tim Scoott (R-SC ) fro the seat to replace resigning Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) ?

…from Roll Call….

South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki R. Haley will not be a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat this cycle. “The governor will not run for the Senate in 2014,” spokesman Rob Godfrey told CQ Roll Call. “She absolutely loves the job she has.”

Sen. Jim DeMint announced Thursday that he would resign his seat in January, leaving Haley to pick a replacement to will serve through the 113th Congress. A special election will be held in November 2014 to fill the remainder of DeMint’s term, which ends in January 2017.

Palmetto State GOP operatives had floated the idea the first-term chief executive might run for the seat after appointing a placeholder candidate who would not run in the special.

The conventional wisdom among GOP operatives in the state remains that the top contender for the seat is conservative freshman Rep. Tim Scott.

Photo…Gov Haley and Rep Scott…..foxnews.com