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The Colbert-Busch Poll

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch’s congressional campaign released fresh polling on the eve of a GOP runoff election suggesting former Gov. Mark Sanford – not trial lawyer Curtis Bostic – would be the Republican Party’s best chance to hold on to the first congressional district seat vacated earlier this year by Tim Scott….

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch’s congressional campaign released fresh polling on the eve of a GOP runoff election suggesting former Gov. Mark Sanford – not trial lawyer Curtis Bostic – would be the Republican Party’s best chance to hold on to the first congressional district seat vacated earlier this year by Tim Scott.

Hmmm …

That finding flies in the face of conventional wisdom – and disputes Bostic’s primary campaign argument, that Sanford is a “compromised candidate” who could never win the special election against Colbert-Busch in May.

“This seat needs to be red,” Bostic said during a recent debate. “It needs to be held for the conservative cause.”

According to the Colbert-Busch poll, though, Bostic is trailing the Democratic nominee by a sizable 48-39 percent spread. Meanwhile Colbert-Busch’s survey shows her with a much smaller 47-44 percent margin over Sanford – within the margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.

That surprises us … but it just goes to show the extent to which voters in the first district have formed a negative impression of Bostic, a fiscally liberal former county councilman who has (at best) an on-again, off-again relationship with the truth.

After endorsing S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms in the GOP primary for this race two weeks ago (Grooms finished third), we backed Sanford over the weekend – and took some serious shit for it. Of course that’s probably to be expected given the extent of his baggage.

Anyway, Bostic and Sanford are facing off today in the “Republican” runoff for this seat. As of last week Sanford enjoyed a 13-point advantage, according to a Democratic poll, but we’re told that the margin is much closer than that.

In fact many politicos – including FITS founding editor Will Folks – have already gone on the record predicting a Bostic upset.

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50 comments

Fed up REPUBLICAN April 2, 2013 at 9:30 am

I am a Republican voter and always have been; but, I’m fed up!!
Haley, Sanford, Ravenel, Ard, Eckstrom, the Peelers, Wilson, etc., etc!!! And yes, I, at one time, have voted for all of the above…NO MORE. I’m tired of the sexual perverts/preditor and criminal, immorally and ethicly corrupt crap who call themselves Republicans!!
I would rather have Colbert-Busch than any of the crap who call themselves Republicans.

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Hank April 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Forget about republican McConnell and his obsession — the Hunley? Costing you $10 million a year. . .

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Fed up REPUBLICAN April 2, 2013 at 9:30 am

I am a Republican voter and always have been; but, I’m fed up!!
Haley, Sanford, Ravenel, Ard, Eckstrom, the Peelers, Wilson, etc., etc!!! And yes, I, at one time, have voted for all of the above…NO MORE. I’m tired of the sexual perverts/preditor and criminal, immorally and ethicly corrupt crap who call themselves Republicans!!
I would rather have Colbert-Busch than any of the crap who call themselves Republicans.

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Hank April 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Forget about republican McConnell and his obsession — the Hunley? Costing you $10 million a year. . .

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bogart April 2, 2013 at 9:32 am

According to a reliable source,God has forgiven Sanford,but feels he needs to live a private life and concentrate on his new marriage and sons.God also wants Bostic to spend all of the time that he can with his sick wife,she needs him.God will be voting for Colbert-Busch so that Sanford and Bostic can do the right thing,Congress is already controlled by the Republicans so another one won’t make any difference.

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Carrie April 2, 2013 at 9:37 am

Who is the reliable source? ECB camp?

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bogart April 2, 2013 at 11:12 am

Maria Belen Chapur……but don’t pass this info on.Woman knows her Bible.Sanford read it to her under the sheets,while she held two magnificent parts of herself.He would have held them for her,but then he would have dropped the Bible and we all know how important the Bible is to him,during elections.

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Carrie April 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

bogart, I’m still laughing my head off. If you change one letter in the last word, it would be more correct.

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 9:40 am

Considering how God endorses everyone nowadays, I think we need to investigate him for voter fraud in case he’s voting for all of them too.

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

How about this one? Thought it was appropriate today. If it is difficult to read, it is Sanford (sad face) waiting to see the “God of Second Chances.” The receptionist says, ” It will be a while, Mr. Sanford, He’s with Gov. Romney.”

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Jimmie April 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

LMAO !!!

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bogart April 2, 2013 at 9:32 am

According to a reliable source,God has forgiven Sanford,but feels he needs to live a private life and concentrate on his new marriage and sons.God also wants Bostic to spend all of the time that he can with his sick wife,she needs him.God will be voting for Colbert-Busch so that Sanford and Bostic can do the right thing,Congress is already controlled by the Republicans so another one won’t make any difference.

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Carrie April 2, 2013 at 9:37 am

Who is the reliable source? ECB camp?

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bogart April 2, 2013 at 11:12 am

Maria Belen Chapur……but don’t pass this info on.Woman knows her Bible.Sanford read it to her under the sheets,while she held two magnificent parts of herself.He would have held them for her,but then he would have dropped the Bible and we all know how important the Bible is to him,during elections.

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Carrie April 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

bogart, I’m still laughing my head off. If you change one letter in the last word, it would be more correct.

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 9:40 am

Considering how God endorses everyone nowadays, I think we need to investigate him for voter fraud in case he’s voting for all of them too.

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

How about this one? Thought it was appropriate today. If it is difficult to read, it is Sanford (sad face) waiting to see the “God of Second Chances.” The receptionist says, ” It will be a while, Mr. Sanford, He’s with Gov. Romney.”

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Jimmie April 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

LMAO !!!

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 9:35 am

It just amazes me how much backing Sanford gets from SC voters. Pretty sad that a poll shows he has a stronger backing as the GOP candidate than Bostic.

Honestly, what will happen will happen. Either Sanford will win and we’ll all be biting our nails to see if ECB can trounce him, or he will lose and we can all breathe a sigh of relief. I shudder to think if this state gives this man his political career back.

What kills me is that Sanford’s strong pull with voters is very indicative of Haley being able to easily claim reelection in 2014. We aren’t dealing with the absolutely terrible politicians anymore, and we will be “rewarded” appropriately for it. Maybe it’ll take another Lost Trust for SC to wake up, but there’s no guarantee we won’t doze off again 10 years later.

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 9:55 am

You got that right!

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 9:35 am

It just amazes me how much backing Sanford gets from SC voters. Pretty sad that a poll shows he has a stronger backing as the GOP candidate than Bostic.

Honestly, what will happen will happen. Either Sanford will win and we’ll all be biting our nails to see if ECB can trounce him, or he will lose and we can all breathe a sigh of relief. I shudder to think if this state gives this man his political career back.

What kills me is that Sanford’s strong pull with voters is very indicative of Haley being able to easily claim reelection in 2014. We aren’t dealing with the absolutely terrible politicians anymore, and we will be “rewarded” appropriately for it. Maybe it’ll take another Lost Trust for SC to wake up, but there’s no guarantee we won’t doze off again 10 years later.

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 9:55 am

You got that right!

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Okay April 2, 2013 at 9:42 am

Yeah, I have a slight hunch that their poll is a little skewed.

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Okay April 2, 2013 at 9:42 am

Yeah, I have a slight hunch that their poll is a little skewed.

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

Personally, I don’t like people who think they are “uppity” by using hyphened or double names like her because they think it makes them look like royalty. But then again, every time I see “Bostic” I reach for a box of staples.

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

Personally, I don’t like people who think they are “uppity” by using hyphened or double names like her because they think it makes them look like royalty. But then again, every time I see “Bostic” I reach for a box of staples.

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 10:11 am

We wonder what SMIRKS, Big(T) and Shifty think of this article….??

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bribing_his_way_onto_the_ballot_3XFvV67oWZHFo7bVdoCkcO

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

I think it has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of this post or this special election, but that’s just me.

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

(Chuckle)…….well Smirks, just think a little more…….when it come to Green belt funds and the use of public money to buy private land, would you not want to know how much value and tax revenue and money could be MADE from the land that you SELL to the county that uses the greenbelt funds..?? You would want to get the best possible price, wouldn’t you? Just think SMIRKS……how many citizens that are paying these taxes into the greenbelt funds even know or have been told about the value of the WIND energy above the land that the COUNTY is buying for these parks and rec areas..?? Mr. SMIRKS, get your Donald Trump noggin into high gear and use Google Earth to have a look at all that private MARSH Land and Golf Courses and Parks that are just sitting there with no wind turbines to harness Local Energy Tax Revenue…!? Not until you actually go to the meetings and listen to what is going on ….that you understand how taxpayers are getting snookered by everyone in on the “game”…!!!

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 11:00 am

Smirks….my man……when you sit back and think about WHERE Mrs. Busch actually worked……..WHY do you think she is REALLY running for this seat..?? If Sanford was not running….how do you think Mrs. Busch would attack Curtis Bostic in the election since he sits on the County Council that is not telling the citizens WHAT…??? If you want to know why this article and poll is being posted by FITS…..think about our state’s ENERGY…!? Think about your ELECTRIC BILL…….!

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

Great article. Why, they are JUST LIKE SC!
Wonder if the Myrtle Beach Mafia are sweating today? The Feds seem to be on a roll with these kind of shenanigans. Good investigative techniques, too.
Just two more ASSES – hah!

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

So SHifty…….how would you use the info in this article as leverage to make adjustments in our own state via this website…!?

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 10:11 am

We wonder what SMIRKS, Big(T) and Shifty think of this article….??

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bribing_his_way_onto_the_ballot_3XFvV67oWZHFo7bVdoCkcO

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Smirks April 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

I think it has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of this post or this special election, but that’s just me.

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

(Chuckle)…….well Smirks, just think a little more…….when it come to Green belt funds and the use of public money to buy private land, would you not want to know how much value and tax revenue and money could be MADE from the land that you SELL to the county that uses the greenbelt funds..?? You would want to get the best possible price, wouldn’t you? Just think SMIRKS……how many citizens that are paying these taxes into the greenbelt funds even know or have been told about the value of the WIND energy above the land that the COUNTY is buying for these parks and rec areas..?? Mr. SMIRKS, get your Donald Trump noggin into high gear and use Google Earth to have a look at all that private MARSH Land and Golf Courses and Parks that are just sitting there with no wind turbines to harness Local Energy Tax Revenue…!? Not until you actually go to the meetings and listen to what is going on ….that you understand how taxpayers are getting snookered by everyone in on the “game”…!!!

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 11:00 am

Smirks….my man……when you sit back and think about WHERE Mrs. Busch actually worked……..WHY do you think she is REALLY running for this seat..?? If Sanford was not running….how do you think Mrs. Busch would attack Curtis Bostic in the election since he sits on the County Council that is not telling the citizens WHAT…??? If you want to know why this article and poll is being posted by FITS…..think about our state’s ENERGY…!? Think about your ELECTRIC BILL…….!

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shifty henry April 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

Great article. Why, they are JUST LIKE SC!
Wonder if the Myrtle Beach Mafia are sweating today? The Feds seem to be on a roll with these kind of shenanigans. Good investigative techniques, too.
Just two more ASSES – hah!

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

So SHifty…….how would you use the info in this article as leverage to make adjustments in our own state via this website…!?

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John Cecil April 2, 2013 at 10:41 am

This makes sense to me. Bostic has changed his robo calling from “unapologetic Christian” to being a good roll model and serving in the military. My problem with Bostic is not releasing financial disclosure and his record on County Council, namely the way the half cent sales tax was a slush fund for developers and good ole boys. Notice he isn’t taking credit for voting for both 526 extension and the green belt, both of which were on the half cent tax ballot. The fact is that tax hasn’t done anything for most of Charleston County, and will put a highway within 1000 feet of 3000 residents, plus cut through the county park. To be fair there is some support for it so at the very least it should have been listed on the ballot with the other road improvements. I don’t think there is anything wrong with holding people accountable for the way the voted or their roll in a bait and switch tax like the 2004 half cent sales tax.

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John Cecil April 2, 2013 at 10:41 am

This makes sense to me. Bostic has changed his robo calling from “unapologetic Christian” to being a good roll model and serving in the military. My problem with Bostic is not releasing financial disclosure and his record on County Council, namely the way the half cent sales tax was a slush fund for developers and good ole boys. Notice he isn’t taking credit for voting for both 526 extension and the green belt, both of which were on the half cent tax ballot. The fact is that tax hasn’t done anything for most of Charleston County, and will put a highway within 1000 feet of 3000 residents, plus cut through the county park. To be fair there is some support for it so at the very least it should have been listed on the ballot with the other road improvements. I don’t think there is anything wrong with holding people accountable for the way the voted or their roll in a bait and switch tax like the 2004 half cent sales tax.

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jimlewisowb April 2, 2013 at 10:49 am

If I didn’t know better, I would swear Ms. Colbert-Busch is a Republican.

Oh, I now notice she is wearing a black suit in the picture.

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

LOL….LOL…….Jim, are you sure your not on the John Stewart show staff..?? Of Course she is a Republican, her job getting funding for our state Wind Turbine test facility proves that she at least understands ENERGY taxes..!!!!! How many Democrats talk about that..?? Jim Clyburn..?? Robert Ford…?? Mayor Riley….??

LOL…….Wil Folks….???

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jimlewisowb April 2, 2013 at 10:49 am

If I didn’t know better, I would swear Ms. Colbert-Busch is a Republican.

Oh, I now notice she is wearing a black suit in the picture.

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Philip Branton April 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

LOL….LOL…….Jim, are you sure your not on the John Stewart show staff..?? Of Course she is a Republican, her job getting funding for our state Wind Turbine test facility proves that she at least understands ENERGY taxes..!!!!! How many Democrats talk about that..?? Jim Clyburn..?? Robert Ford…?? Mayor Riley….??

LOL…….Wil Folks….???

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Peter - Mt. Pleasant April 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

“. . . Bostic is trailing the Democratic nominee by a sizable 48-39 percent spread. Meanwhile Colbert-Busch’s survey shows her with a much smaller 47-44 percent margin over Sanford . . .”

Thanks for the update.

Now I’ll vote for BOSTIC (primary) and THEN for ECB (general).

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Peter - Mt. Pleasant April 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

“. . . Bostic is trailing the Democratic nominee by a sizable 48-39 percent spread. Meanwhile Colbert-Busch’s survey shows her with a much smaller 47-44 percent margin over Sanford . . .”

Thanks for the update.

Now I’ll vote for BOSTIC (primary) and THEN for ECB (general).

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John Cecil April 2, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Just got back from voting. There appeared to be a low turnout, 221 for my district so far today at noon. I think this might mean a lot of people are not motivated enough to go and and vote for Sanford but at any rate it appears to be a low turnout. Sometimes its hard to tell if voters are more intelligent than you might think and have their own reasons for voting a certain way. Will be interesting to find out who won.

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John Cecil April 2, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Just got back from voting. There appeared to be a low turnout, 221 for my district so far today at noon. I think this might mean a lot of people are not motivated enough to go and and vote for Sanford but at any rate it appears to be a low turnout. Sometimes its hard to tell if voters are more intelligent than you might think and have their own reasons for voting a certain way. Will be interesting to find out who won.

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turnabout April 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Any woman voting for Sanford is saying she would be fine with her husband treating her the way he treated Jenny.Pretty sure Jenny will vote for Colbert Busch,if she’s as smart as I think she is.

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turnabout April 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Any woman voting for Sanford is saying she would be fine with her husband treating her the way he treated Jenny.Pretty sure Jenny will vote for Colbert Busch,if she’s as smart as I think she is.

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