South Carolina Democratic Congressional Candidate’s “America’s Most Wanted” Ex-Husband: Robert Walker Legare

elizcolbertbuschSouth Carolina’s First Congressional District is losing Republican Tim Scott to the United States Senate. He is currently America’s only African-American Senator and South Carolina is now the only state represented by two unmarried Senators. However, that is the least of the state’s unique political landscape.

Famed comedian Stephen Colbert’s sister, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, is entering the race as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.

Patch‘s Shawn Drury broke the story of Colbert-Busch’s entrance into the race. In that article he links to her professional biography [Google Doc], but doesn’t list her previous husband’s name. That’s typical, however in a piece originally posted in February of 2010, which read like a Lifetime movie, the Post-Courier mentioned an objectively newsworthy item. Her first husband was on “America’s Most Wanted.” It too though, chose not to mention his name. There appears to be a pattern of the non-mention of Colbert-Busch’s ex-husband.

One naturally turns to Google and following a series of searches to find out more about this candidate, her roots, and what we could look forward to out of this special election.

Her children, Robert Walker Legare Jr., Mary Legare Middleton, and Catherine Ann Legare held the answer. Robert’s a Junior!

Robert Walker Legare Jr. is the son of Robert Walker Legare, who was the defendant in a case involving the collections agency, Cach LLC.

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The case continues [PDF]. However, the charges were later dismissed.

Back to the Senior. According to the News and Courier, he is the son of the late Captain and Mrs. Rupert Walker Legare Jr. and brother to Carol Legare Mozingo.

In Capt. Legare Jr.’s 2006 obituary, it states that Robert Legare now lives with his wife Claire of Surf City, North Carolina. When we researched into their marriage, we learned in a campaign finance report that Legare had donated to Democratic candidate Mike McIntyre for Congress in 2008. Looks like he agrees with his ex-wife on at least one thing?

Everyone has a past, everyone, though in most professions those regrets won’t make a difference. Politics happens to be an exception and in the bare-nuckle political state that is South Carolina, it’s best to be honest with voters at the outset. You need only to look at a certain Republican vying for the same seat – former Governor Mark Sanford. And we all know his past.

Still cannot find why Legare was featured on America’s Most Wanted. But we’ll be looking.

On final note, a picture for Robert Legare cannot be found… yet. This isn’t the last time a news organization will dig to find out who Legare is; it is odd though that it was the first. It’s newsworthy after all.


Lauren Luxenburg also contributed to this post.


  1. January 21, 2013  4:14 pm by Aaron Burgien Reply

    If you had dug a little further, you would have found that the Robert Legare you found that case for is, in fact, the wrong Robert Legare....just saying there is more than one Robert Legare.

  2. January 26, 2013  8:56 am by Robert W. Legare Reply

    Wrong Robert W. Legare, please verify your facts with the Overcash Law Firm and remove your erroneous posting. Thanks

  3. February 24, 2013  12:11 pm by Mike Brant Reply

    LULU is a fine person. I loved her dearly back in the late eighties and found her to be hardworking, smart/intelligent and driven to be successful. A Hugo did us in but nonetheless I loved her then and do to this day. Her jerk ex-husband who lived in the DC area then, tried unsucessfully to hurt, defame and otherwise hurt her by trying to disrupt her life and that of her children. MY greatest pride was supporting her as she wove through the judicial system to bring this rotten SOB to justice and get him jailed for his failure as a father to support his children. He was more content to hurt her and cared little about taking care of his children. She strived during that time to educate herself, care for her children and to follow a path to success with determination and engaged in the never ending quest to overcome her plight in life. Her beliefs and willingness to put herself out there, will serve well her political pursuits to find a better way forward for this district and its people. Liberal she is not, but inventive and willing to seek new avenues to different outcomes that hopefully will help us in this district. I have missed her greatly, but take resolve in the fact that she is made of the right stuff and will represent this district with aplomb and grace.

  4. April 30, 2013  10:23 am by Cathy Jackson Reply

    so is this the Robert who lives in Surf City?...if so I know him.

  5. May 1, 2013  9:47 pm by Jack Reply

    Mike (Brant), agree your Elizabeth is hard working, but for Obama and Pelosi - supported by big money liberals looking to get into our politics. She's a yes vote for Nancy Pelosi as she tries to gain her speaker of the house seat back, remember that nice big jet we used to pay for so she could party? Colbert-Busch (now) supports unionization of everything from school bus drivers to trash collection. Is backed by big labor unions who are sucking the life out of this economy. Says her children did not attend private school, that is a lie! Paying her political workers at below minimum wage, although she feels other employers need to increase wages. Has never created a job in her life until she started advertising on Craig's List. Most of us know what this is really about. Wake up sir!

  6. May 5, 2013  6:21 pm by AJAY JAIN Reply

    Watch the ONLY debate between Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford and decide who to vote for!

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