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Elizabeth Colbert Busch Explains Her Arrest: 'I'd Do It Again, And Again, And Again' (VIDEO)

Elizabeth Colbert Busch was arrested in 1988 for contempt for court in what was a bitter divorce battle. Well it all came out a few days ago, clearly surprising the Democrat. Last night she sat down with a local television station for this interview. WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC But none of that matters now. Colbert Busch is likely to fall short, as it appears voters in the […]

Elizabeth Colbert Busch Expands Lead Over Mark Sanford in Special Election Poll

The latest poll in South Carolina’s 1st District special election shows Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch expanding her lead over former Governor Republican Mark Sanford. However, Sanford gained popularity among Republicans even after the trespassing charges were made against him earlier this month. A new survey from the Democrat firm Public Policy Polling reveals: PPP’s newest poll on the special election in South Carolina finds Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch expanding her lead […]

Former S.C. Governor Mark Sanford to Appear in Court on Trespassing Complaint

Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina and current candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 1st District, is due in court to answer a complaint that he trespassed on his ex-wife’s property back in February. Via @brucesmithap: Mark Sanford ordered to appear in court May 9 on complaint he trespassed at ex-wife’s home. #SC1 — Ken Thomas (@AP_Ken_Thomas) April 16, 2013 The court appearance is scheduled for May 9, […]

SC-01: Colbert-Busch Rejects Obama Budget

In a released statement this morning, Congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert-Busch rejected President Obama’s proposed budget. I respectfully disagree with the budget that President Obama is expected to present today because it simply doesn’t take the right steps to putting our fiscal house back in order – especially from my perspective as a businesswoman. The fact is, we have to balance our budget, cut our spending and lower taxes for small businesses to […]

Speaker John Boehner Endorses Mark Sanford in Special Election

The race for South Carolina’s First Congressional District became more interesting today when House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) endorsed the GOP nominee and former SC Governor Mark Sanford. The heavy endorsement from the Speaker may be what the Sanford campaign needs to open the floodgates for future endorsements. In a statement from Boehner’s office (as first reported by The Hill): “This election offers the voters of South Carolina’s First Congressional District […]

GOP Candidate's Son Says He Won't Support Mark Sanford

CHARLESTON, S.C. Daniel Bostic, the son of Republican congressional candidate Curtis Bostic, took to Twitter to make clear that he won’t support former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, who won the GOP nomination in Tuesday’s 1st District runoff election. “No — I will not be supporting Mark Sanford] in any way,” the young Bostic tweeted shortly after news organizations called the race for Sanford. The 20-year-old actor said that he […]

Did Politico Lift Washington Post Analysis on Special Election? And Do It Wrong?

Editor’s Note (April 3rd, 2013 2:55PM ET): In this item published yesterday, ViralRead staff asked whether an article by Politico reporter Alex Isenstadt about the South Carolina congressional runoff campaign had borrowed a projected turnout number — 45,000 — used in a previous Washington Post article by Sean Sullivan. And just how he came to the exact same opposite conclusion… After e-mail communication with Isenstadt’s editor at Politico, we have been told that Isenstadt’s article was based on independent reporting, and […]

#SC01: Sanford, Bostic Meet in Final Forum Before Runoff (PHOTOS)

CHARLESTON, S.C. Republicans crowded into a Hilton Head restaurant Monday afternoon to hear Republican congressional candidates Curtis Bostic and Mark Sanford discuss issues in their final meeting before Tuesday’s runoff in the 1st District special election. The two candidates took questions for more than an hour during the “First Monday” forum at Aunt Chilada’s, a day before voters in the Lowcountry district choose the GOP nominee who will face Democrat […]

Media: Mark Sanford Will Win Run-Off Against Curtis Bostic

The Fix is in: Mark Sanford will win tomorrow’s special election in South Carolina First Congressional District. POLITICO expects a Sanford v. Elizabeth Colbert-Busch South Carolina showdown as well. Bruce Smith of the SC State Wire for the AP echoes a similar prediction in his headline. Although, the article itself paints a more chaotic picture. However if social media means anything, an independent (and largely untested) social media analysis gives Curtis […]