Democrat for SC Congressional District 1 Elizabeth Colbert Busch sent out a statement soon after Mark Sanford became her rival for the next month:
“I look forward to a vigorous campaign that focuses on creating jobs, balancing our country’s budget and choosing an independent-minded leader who shares the values of the great people of South Carolina.
“As a businesswoman, I will use my experience to cut waste in Washington, lower tax rates so small businesses can create jobs and do the people of South Carolina proud as their representative.”
“We need a voice in Washington who stands up for South Carolina solutions – not either political party. And my business experience will get the job done.”
“The families of this district need a representative who they can trust,” campaign spokesman James Smith added in the press release.
“Mark Sanford simply has the wrong values for our community – whether that’s his terms as Governor or the last time he was in Congress, where he opposed commonsense measures like the Violence Against Women Act, which provides shelters and resources for domestic violence survivors. On issue after issue, Mark Sanford doesn’t reflect the values of South Carolina.”