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Stephen Colbert’s Sister Wins S. Carolina Dem Primary, Mark Sanford Advances To GOP Runoff

Colbert's Sister Wins S. Carolina Dem Primary, Mark Sanford Advances To GOP Runoff

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch has won the Democratic primary in South Carolina’s 1st district for this year’s special election. Colbert-Busch won by an overwhelming margin and now moves on to the general election, where it looks like her potential opponent will, in fact, be former governor Mark Sanford. Sanford won a plurality of the Republican votes, but because he did not get a clear majority, he will move to a runoff election.

Colbert-Busch won the Democratic primary against Ben Frasier with roughly 96 percent of the vote. Her campaign got a big boost in no small part due to promotion on the air and off by her famous brother, comedian Stephen Colbert.

Meanwhile, Sanford is continuing his truly unique political comeback after his infamous sex scandal in 2009. He won the Republican primary with 37 percent of the vote, but is now moving to a runoff. His opponent in that race has yet to be determined.

Watch Colbert stump for his sister at a fundraiser last month below:

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