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Elizabeth Colbert Busch

A Host With Heart: Can Stephen Colbert Redefine an Emotionally-Impoverished Genre?

Zack Simon | Posted 09.15.2016 | Media
Zack Simon

He has chance to imbue it not with the trite, topical humor we have come to expect from the genre, but rather with the full range of emotions that encompass the human experience: grief, fear, hope, sorrow and, of course, humor -- lots and lots of humor.

No One Is Safe: Out-Of-State Groups Dominate Key Races

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Carpetbagging super PACs and nonprofit groups are dominating this year’s special congressional elections in a potential foreshadowing of the 2014 mi...

South Carolina Not a Real 'Comeback' Story

Jeremy Bird | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Jeremy Bird

If South Carolina - and other states - want a government that represents the will of the voters, they need to follow this example. Only then will we have a government in which voters choose their representatives, rather than the other way around.

WATCH: Colbert Does The Unthinkable

Posted 05.09.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert opened his show Wednesday with his reaction to his sister, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, losing to Mark Sanford in a special election for S...

15 People We'd Rather Elect Than Mark Sanford

Posted 05.08.2013 | Comedy

There is no shortage of people named either "Mark" or "Sanford" who we'd rather see hold public office than congressman-elect Mark Sanford, the philan...

The Curious Return of Mark Sanford

Chez Pazienza | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media
Chez Pazienza

For a long time now I've been saying this and, thanks to Sanford, I feel like I'm getting a very nice little shot of pure validation at the moment: scandals don't last anymore.

South Carolinians: WTF!!??

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What's wrong with this picture? Judging from the outcome of Tuesday's contest, it seems that Sanford, South Carolina's devout citizens and God herself surely work in very mysterious ways.... (Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer, are you listening?)

The Significance of Mark Sanford's Win

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

To conservatives, Mark Sanford's victory against Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the South Carolina special election is a sign of hope that their values are making a comeback, but they miss its real significance which might prove disappointing for them.

GOP Win Illustrates Dems' Deep South Futility

Salon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

There was a certain futility to Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s congressional campaign, one that had nothing to do with her and everything to do with the ...

Mark Sanford Wins

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Colbert Busch Concedes South Carolina Election Loss

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

(Adds concession by Colbert Busch) By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., May 7 (Reuters) - Republican former Governor Mar...

Jon Ward

Mark Sanford South Carolina Victory Takes Him From 'Free Fall' To Rebirth | Jon Ward | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Americans, journalist David Halberstam once wrote, are "remarkably tolerant of error, particularly if it is self-confessed." Mark ...

Mark Sanford Wins South Carolina Special Election

Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) has won the race for the state's 1st District congressional seat, CNN and the Associated Press reported. ...

LIVE RESULTS: Sanford vs. Colbert Busch

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District is holding a special election to fill the seat vacated by Republican Tim Scott, who was appointed to the S...

Elizabeth Colbert Busch backed by D.C.-based groups

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal May 7, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan...

Sanford, Colbert Busch Face Off In Epic Contest

Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

By BRUCE SMITH, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C. — It's now up to voters render a verdict on former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's quest...

Justice Department To Monitor South Carolina Election

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will monitor voting in Charleston County, South Carolina, in Tuesday's special election to...

New Poll Shows Momentum For Sanford

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

Days ahead of Tuesday's special election for South Carolina's open congressional seat, a new poll shows former Gov. Mark Sanford (R) gaining momentum ...

'Sanford Fatigue' Leads Big Newspaper To Endorse Colbert Busch

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

Two days before South Carolina voters head to the polls, Elizabeth Colbert Busch can add the biggest newspaper in the state's 1st District to her list...

Jon Ward

Down To The Wire In South Carolina | Jon Ward | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- It may have been a slip of the subconscious, or a phrase often used in small talk that sneaked out of the candidate's mind before sh...

Colbert Busch Holds 'Advantage' In Personality-Driven Race

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., May 2 (Reuters) - In a U.S. House race where personalities have overshadowed politics, Democratic ...

Extramarital Affair Website Buys Mark Sanford Billboard

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) got some free press this week from America's best-known service for people who want to have an affair. ...

Colbert Busch Makes Awkward Affair Jab At Sanford

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) deflected questions about his extramarital affair Monday in a much-hyped debate with Elizabeth Colbert Bus...

Sanford, Colbert Busch Facing Off

Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

For more coverage of Monday's debate in South Carolina, follow the action from Charleston Patch. By BRUCE SMITH, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON...

Sanford Falls Behind Opponent In Key Area

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) is losing the money race in his special election comeback bid to fill the state's 1st Distri...