Breaking: Colbert Busch wins Democratic primary in S.C. special election, CNN projects
March 19th, 2013
08:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Breaking: Colbert Busch wins Democratic primary in S.C. special election, CNN projects

(CNN) – CNN projects Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, will win Tuesday's Democratic primary for the the South Carolina special election to represent the state's 1st Congressional District.

The longtime area businesswoman was considered the favorite on the Democratic side over opponent Ben Frasier. She'll compete against the Republican nominee in the general election this May.

The winner of the special election will fill 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.

Her Republican opponent is not yet known. The Republican primary ballot featured 16 candidates, including former Gov. Mark Sanford and Teddy Turner, son of CNN founder Ted Turner. If no candidate surpasses the 50% mark, a runoff will take place between the top two contenders in the next two weeks.


Filed under: House • South Carolina
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  1. Gambi

    YES! YES! YES! Elizabeth Colbert Busch has got what it takes to change the face of South Carolina's " good ole boy" politics. We need her representation in Congress.

    March 19, 2013 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Stuped Photo !
    Those guys are actors .

    Yet I vote for her over the don't cry for me Argentina Stanford any day.

    March 19, 2013 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Congratulations!! Should be a fun time for Colbert Nation.

    March 20, 2013 06:32 am at 6:32 am |