Former Governor Mark Sanford and businesswoman Elizabeth Colbert-Busch are battling in what amounts to a political sprint to fill the vacant first congressional seat. Weighing into the race, 6th District Congressman Jim Clyburn says he has hope in Colbert-Busch and fund raising will be a key to success.
“It’s going to be a very spirited race. I suspect it’s going to cost a lot of money (to campaign); but I think we (Democrats) are going raise as much as we need to raise to run the race.”Colbert-Busch’s famous brother Comedy Central Political satirist Stephen Colbert will host two high-profile fundraisers for his sister; April 15 in Washington and another on April 23 in New York.
Clyburn says Colbert-Busch does not only have a great chance to win the special election, but she also has what it takes to gain a solid grip on the seat.
“All the speculation is that she has a better chance to win the special election than she has of winning the general election next time out. I don’t buy that at all. I think that we can win this special election and I think we can hold the seat.”
The special election is May 7.