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Stephen Colbert’s sister plans to run for political office

By Samantha Kimmey
Friday, January 18, 2013 16:51 EDT
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Although Stephen Colbert did not become “President of the United States of South Carolina” last year, his sister has recently announced that she will be vying for political office.

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, a Democrat, will be running in the special election race in South Carolina’s 1st District — left empty after Rep. Tim Scott (R) was appointed to fill Republican Sen. Jim DeMint’s open seat in the upper chamber when he retired in the midst of his term, reported the Washington Post.

She plans to file the paperwork Tuesday.

The area skews heavily Republican, so she is not likely to nab the seat — although her high-profile last name could help her raise money.

According to a profile of Colbert-Busch in the Charleston Post and Courier from 2010, she was the director of business development for Clemson Unviersity’s Restoration Institute, where she helped the university partner with corporations interested in the school’s environmental research.

She was also married to a man who was later on America’s Most Wanted.

[Image: on Wikimedia Commons via David Shankbone, Creative Commons licensed]

 
 
 
 
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