April 9th, 2013
07:56 AM ET
1 year ago

Clinton gets Twitter help from Colbert

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton has finally joined Twitter. His name?

@PrezBillyJeff. True story.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Stephen Colbert • Twitter
Stephen Colbert ready to make posters for his sister
April 4th, 2013
10:43 AM ET
1 year ago

Stephen Colbert ready to make posters for his sister

(CNN) - It may have been a foregone conclusion, but Stephen Colbert formally endorsed his sister in her bid for Congress Wednesday.

The comedian – who appears on his nightly show as a conservative pundit – joked he was ready to join the "poster committee" for sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch's campaign in South Carolina, pulling out some Elmer's glue and glitter to whip up a sign.
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Filed under: South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert to host more fundraisers for sister
April 2nd, 2013
08:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Stephen Colbert to host more fundraisers for sister

(CNN) – Comedian Stephen Colbert will host a pair of high dollar fundraisers this month for his sister Elizabeth, who is vying for South Carolina's vacant seat in the U.S. Congress.

The events are slated to take place in New York and Washington, and carry a minimum price tag of $500, with special "event chair" tickets going as high as $10,000.
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Filed under: South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
Biden to be in South Carolina ahead of special congressional election
March 23rd, 2013
05:21 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden to be in South Carolina ahead of special congressional election

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will attend a South Carolina Democratic dinner the weekend before a special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in the state, a source familiar with his plans told CNN, though he doesn't plan to campaign for the Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Colbert Busch will face off against either former congressman and governor Mark Sanford or former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Bostic in the May 7 general election for the 1st Congressional District.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert: 'It's my sister and I'm willing to help her'
March 18th, 2013
04:57 PM ET
1 year ago

Stephen Colbert: 'It's my sister and I'm willing to help her'

(CNN) – What does it take for Stephen Colbert to step out of character? A sibling running for office.

Speaking to CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper, Colbert said the South Carolina primary where his sister is a candidate is the first race he's dived into.
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Filed under: South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
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.
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Filed under: South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
February 23rd, 2013
05:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Colbert goes bowling for dollars for sister’s campaign

(CNN) - What would Stephen Colbert want in a Charleston, South Carolina, bowling alley?

Votes for his sister, who is running for Congress.
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Filed under: South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
February 22nd, 2013
09:13 AM ET
1 year ago

Colbert explains bowling alley fundraiser for sister

(CNN) - Bowling alleys might not be the most common venues for political fundraisers, but they make perfect sense to Stephen Colbert, who will host an event for his sister at one on Saturday.

"We're going to raise money in a bowling alley because we're of the people," Colbert told fellow television host Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. "You know, you've got to go to a bowling alley because that's where the people are."
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Filed under: South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
Colbert to run for Congress
January 18th, 2013
03:49 PM ET
1 year ago

Colbert to run for Congress

(CNN) - After years of speculation and anticipation from fans, there will be a Colbert on the South Carolina ballot this spring.

But it isn't the television talk show host who is running for a seat in Congress.
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Filed under: South Carolina • Stephen Colbert
Spilled milk: Haley dismisses Colbert Senate interest
December 7th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Spilled milk: Haley dismisses Colbert Senate interest

(CNN) - The swell of online support for Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to appoint comedy show host Stephen Colbert to her state's open U.S. Senate seat hasn't gone unnoticed by the Palmetto State Republican, who pointed out one hangup on her Facebook Friday.

"Stephen, thank you for your interest in South Carolina's U.S. Senate seat and for the thousands of tweets you and your fans sent me," Haley wrote, before delivering one piece of archive material that could sink Colbert's chances.
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Filed under: Nikki Haley • Stephen Colbert
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