Elizabeth Colbert Busch Wins Democratic Primary in South Carolina Special Election

Elizabeth Colbert Busch has won the Democratic primary in the South Carolina special election. With almost 60 percent of the vote in, she has ... 95 percent.

Busch, the sister of Stephen Colbert, had only one challenger in a narrow Democratic field of only two candidates. The Repulican contest is still open but former governor Mark Sanford has a plurality of votes. 

It's an unlikely cast of characters. Many of the candidates have poured significant amounts of their own money into the campaing and outside donors, like the Koch brothers, have also gotten involved. 


 

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Michael McCutcheon

Michael was formerly special projects editor at Mic. Prior to that, he worked at the Open Society Foundations on electoral reform. A native Seattleite, he's still mad about the SuperSonics.

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