CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- No joke: Comedian Stephen Colbert's sister is running in earnest for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.
Campaign manager Bill Romjue said Friday that Elizabeth Colbert-Busch plans to file as a Democrat next week and make a formal announcement. She did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press.
Colbert-Busch will file as a Democrat seeking the vacant 1st District seat. Colbert-Busch is a Charleston native like her brother and development director at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in nearby North Charleston.
One other Democrat and at least 10 Republicans are seeking the seat along South Carolina's south coast.
GOP candidates include former Gov. Mark Sanford who is returning to politics four years after an affair with an Argentine woman was exposed.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus