Colbert Busch hits airwaves in South Carolina House race
March 7th, 2013
10:03 AM ET
1 year ago

Colbert Busch hits airwaves in South Carolina House race

(CNN) – Elizabeth Colbert Busch, one of two Democratic candidates vying for the U.S. House seat in South Carolina, is out with an ad Thursday touting her business background.

Colbert Busch is the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, who attended a fundraiser for the candidate at a bowling alley in Charleston two weeks ago.

"You always hear about the jobs we lose to foreign trade," Colbert Busch says in the spot.

She continues, "From intern to director of sales and marketing at a shipping company, to the director of business development at the former naval shipyard, I've spent 20 years using our ports to create jobs. Selling American products made by American workers."

Colbert Busch in running for the U.S. House seat vacated by now-Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican appointed to fill the Senate spot that Jim DeMint left last month.

Also seeking the seat in the GOP-leaning district are 16 Republicans, the most recognizable among them being former Gov. Mark Sanford. A primary will be held in March ahead of the May special election.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. PatheticCNN

    We need Brains in Congress and not a Beauty.

    March 7, 2013 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  2. Pete

    It's gonna be an uphill battle for Ms Busch because of all the bible toting hypocrites that are republican and racist as well..Most there think they're still fighting the Civil war and aren't giving up yet no matter what!They drink and cavort around then on Sunday they reach for their halos and bibles showing their true hypocracy but that's these Carolinaians and yah can't live without them can yah!!

    March 7, 2013 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  3. muchthunder..little rain

    i hope she is not a joke as her over hype brother

    March 7, 2013 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. Asher

    She might as well be trying to be a Navy Seal. Go work for your brother. I enjoy a good laugh but he is the least humorous comedian on TV. He does a good job of marketing his drivel but you might help.

    March 7, 2013 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Touting her business background? Is that really what appeals to conservatives, a"good" business background? Whatever that means. Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with people who are frugal when it comes to money. It's probably a good quality to have when you're handling other people's money. But, more times than not, though, a business person is highly likely to have higher priorities than serving the public's best interests.

    March 7, 2013 10:53 am at 10:53 am |