Entering the final week before the South Carolina 1st Congressional District special election, former Gov. Mark Sanford seemed to have a little more cash on hand: $285,000 vs. Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch with $255,000 in the bank. A truer read of the financial health of either campaign is the amount of money coming in and being spent:
At the same time, Colbert Busch is banking on a financial boost from the weekend’s $1,500 per-person fund-raiser hosted by her brother, well-known comedian Stephen Colbert. Her campaign is also getting continued support from “third-party” groups and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The Republican counterpart to that group, the NRCC, has pulled any additional financial support for Sanford after it was disclosed that Sanford’s ex-wife had filed a trespassing complaint against him which will be resolved in family court.