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3:34 pm on Friday June 7, 2013

Sanford and Colbert Busch Raised More Than $3 Million

The final fundraising totals are in for the special election in the First Congressional District.  Republican Mark Sanford was able to defeat Elizabeth Colbert Busch despite being outraised and outspent by nearly two-to-one. According to the Federal...
2:46 am on Monday May 13, 2013

Mark Sanford on Fox News: 'Is This the National Enquirer?'

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, newly elected congressman Mark Sanford had a sometimes testy exchange with host Chris Wallace. After asking him a series of qestions about policy, Wallace then asked Sanford about his fiancee Maria Belen Chapur, which...
10:24 am on Thursday May 9, 2013

Stephen Colbert disavows South Carolina heritage after sister's loss

During yesterday’s The Colbert Report, Stephen said he is so upset, he will now claim he is from North Carolina instead of the Palmetto State.
6:21 am on Wednesday May 8, 2013

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch never really did have a chance

Political experts that modeled the conservative 1st Congressional District say that for all the hopes of Democrats, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch was always expected to lose by 5 points, even against the sex-scandal handicapped Mark Sanford.
2:11 am on Wednesday May 8, 2013

Green Party's Platt sees bring future after 1st Congressional District election

Still, no one can claim Eugene Platt and the Green Party played the spoiler role in the First Congressional District race won by former Gov. Mark Sanford Tuesday. 
1:33 am on Wednesday May 8, 2013

Sanford claims S.C.'s 1st District seat

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has won the 1st District race to replace Tim Scott with 54% of the vote. Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch claimed 45%.
5:58 am on Tuesday May 7, 2013

Election guide for the 1st Congressional District

The 1st District special election is today, May 7. Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Republican Mark Sanford are the front-runners with the Green Party’s Eugene Platt also on the ballot. To help you prepare for the election, here’s some helpful...
6:27 am on Monday May 6, 2013

Gender, geography, rain play heavy in First District race

Tuesday is the election for the First Congressional District seat along the South Carolina coast and it's looking to be a close election between Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Shawn Drury offers a breakdown of the many variables in the...
4:45 am on Wednesday May 1, 2013

Sanford gets Hustler publisher's endorsement as a 'sex pioneer'

"No one has done more to expose the sexual hypocrisy of traditional values in America today", said Hustler publisher Larry Flynt as he took to YouTube to endors former Gov. Mark Sanford for the 1st District Congressional seat.
2:38 am on Tuesday April 30, 2013

Video and coverage from Sanford, Busch SC-1 debate

Monday night's only debate for the 1st Congressional District seat between former Gov. Mark Sanford and businesswoman Elizabeth Colbert-Busch was spirited, with both sides letting their passion shine through the moderated event. Colbert-Busch seemed...

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