Stephen Colbert's sister running for Congress


After years of hoping this day would come, finally the good people of South Carolina are going to get the chance to mark the box next to Colbert on election day.

The only difference is it is not the Comedy Central talk show host they will be voting for, but rather his sister.

Stephen Colbert's sister, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, is the director of business development for Clemson University's Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility. She has indicated an interest in running for the open seat in South Carolina's first district that was vacated when Tim Scott was selected by Governor Nikki Haley to fill the open senate seat left by Lindsay Graham. 

Colbert-Busch has a long history of business success, and would likely be competing against former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford in the election. Sanford is trying to rebuild his political image after resigning due to an inability to keep his pants zipped-up and his private area to himself.

Will the Colbert Super Pac make another appearance to help out his sis? Only time will tell. He has given away the $773,000 that was left in the organization's coffers, splitting it between campaign finance reformers and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. I am sure he could raise more though.


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- Stephen Colbert
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Written by: Hamatosan
Jan 18th, 2013, 1:31 pm

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