The National Republican Congressional Committee has developed a tongue-in-cheek website to attack South Carolina congressional candidate, Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D). The simple site, which is a play on the popular "Words with Friends" game, is titled "Words With Elizabeth."
On the new site, the game board displays just three intersecting words: "Obamacare," "Rubberstamp" and "Vacay." Each word leads to a pop-up window that provides details on the Republican arguments against Colbert Busch's campaign.
Colbert Busch, who faces embattled former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) in a May special election, is being portrayed by the GOP as too close to President Barack Obama and supportive of the Affordable Care Act. She is also being accused of using paid vacation time from her job at a state university to campaign for Congress.
The special election to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is receiving national attention for a few reasons. Colbert Busch is the sister of famed political satirist, Stephen Colbert, who has been actively campaigning on his sister's behalf. Sanford, meanwhile, is trying to rehabilitate a political career that ended after his extra-marital, international love affair was exposed.
Politico reported on Monday that Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will join other Democratic lawmakers to host a fundraiser for Colbert Busch in Washington on April 15.
Two recent public opinion polls put Colbert Busch in a slight lead over Sanford.