“The Colbert Report” Sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, Wins Primary

“The Colbert Report”  Sister Wins Primary

“The Colbert Report”:  Sister Wins Primary

There is no doubt who the Democratic winner was in the special election for a seat in the House of Representatives, but Republicans will face a runoff.  Neither candidate received 50% of the vote.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian Stephen Colbert will face former governor Mark Sanford, or Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston councilman, in a runoff election in two weeks.

“This is absolutely incredible. What a wonderful night,” she told supporters at a victory party in Charleston, South Carolina. “It’s the start of a new beginning, right?”

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 in May.

“I am ready to go to Washington, D.C. to be your voice, so we’re going to do that,” Colbert Busch said.

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.

Sanford’s extramarital affair in 2009 didn’t seem to matter to Republican voters, nor did the fact that he lied to his constituents when he told them he was hiking the Appalachian Trail while he was actually traveling to Argentina to carry on the affair.  He and ex-wife Jenny were divorced in 2010.

Sanford said that polls showed voters were willing to forgive him, and called his first place finish among Republicans “humbling”.

“There’s this amazing reservoir of human grace out there that’s a reflection of God’s grace, and I’ve seen it first hand,” he said, adding that he looks forward to a “spirited contest” during the runoff.

Sanford says he believes he is worthy of a second chance, and has learned some valuable lessons.

“Oddly enough, I think you learn from the valleys of life rather than the peaks,” Sanford said.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

We will read your comment immediately so leave a remark!

RSS Guardian Express

  • Autism and the Challenges of Easter April 18, 2014
    For most families living with an autistic loved one, everyday holds certain demands. Holidays, like Easter, provide even further challenges for those with autism. The traditions most people take for granted must be approached from a unique perspective. Zack, who is 11 years old, is moderate to high-functoning on the Autism Spectrum. He loves the […]
    Stacy Lamy
  • Peaches Geldof Funeral Arrangements Shared April 18, 2014
    The funeral arrangements for Peaches Geldof have been shared by her family. It will be a private funeral on Easter Monday (April 21), and will be held in the same church as her mother’s funeral. St. Mary Magdalene and St. Lawrence Church in Davington is also the same church that the 25-year-old socialite married and […]
    Alexandria Ingham
  • Game of Thrones Spoilers Ruining the Experience? April 18, 2014
    Sharing spoilers of Game of Thrones is ruining the experience for some people. They do not want to know what happens in the episodes before they get a chance to see it themselves. The issue reached its peak so far this week after many publications started sharing the events of the “Purple Wedding” just after […]
    Alexandria Ingham
  • Game of Thrones Spoilers Lead to Arguments Online April 18, 2014
    The internet has been surrounded with Game of Thrones spoilers this week that include the death of a certain character, and it has led to arguments online. Many people who have not read the books or seen the episode yet have gotten annoyed at publications for sharing the details of the character’s death, and even […]
    Alexandria Ingham
  • Miley Cyrus Hits Out at Hospital Rumors April 18, 2014
    Miley Cyrus has hit out at rumors suggesting her recent trip to hospital was due to her partying ways. A number of publications decided to jump on the idea that the 21-year-old was out partying in a way to get over the recent death of her dog, Floyd. In a statement, which she linked to […]
    Alexandria Ingham

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 626 other subscribers

Quantcast