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SC-1: Elizabeth Colbert-Busch Launches TV Ad

Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch has launched the first ad of her special election matchup against former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford. The spot, entitled “Independent,” represents an effort to preemptively defend the first-time candidate from being branded as a rubber stamp for the agenda of U.S. President Barack Obama, who was thoroughly…

Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch has launched the first ad of her special election matchup against former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford.

The spot, entitled “Independent,” represents an effort to preemptively defend the first-time candidate from being branded as a rubber stamp for the agenda of U.S. President Barack Obama, who was thoroughly thumped in the first congressional district last November.

“As a single mom raising three young children, I had to be independent and do what’s right for them,” Colbert-Busch says in the spot. “Now, I’m going to take that lesson to Congress.”

Colbert-Busch also appeals to fiscal conservatives, stating that “we need to get rid of government waste” because “he deficit is killing jobs.”

Hmmmm. We agree with that statement … although it’s a bit ironic coming from a former six-figured taxpayer-funded bureaucrat who has a record of supporting unnecessary spending.

Anyway, here’s the spot …

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In addition to the new commercial, Colbert-Busch’s campaign also announced it would be hosting another fundraiser featuring her famous brother, faux conservative comedian Stephen Colbert.

Early polls show Colbert-Busch with a slim lead over Sanford despite the heavy GOP lean of the first district.

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98 comments

Gillon April 9, 2013 at 8:31 am

So the “six figures” Sanford made as Congressman and Governor weren’t funded by the taxpayer and his use of the state plane and state travel
funds for his personal use aren’t examples of “unnecessary spending?”

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CNSYD April 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

Gillon, haven’t you been told that Sic Willie doesn’t care for truth and/or logic? It messes up his little stories. Sic Willie is anti Sanford except when he is pro Sanford.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

Of course not! lol…

Sanford has been on the public dole for years and years, but we can only bash ECB for that! Sanford didn’t do jack shit for this state while in office and showed us he’s more than willing to blow money, although not on research or a few measly jobs, no, he just blows taxpayer cash on himself.

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Jan April 9, 2013 at 11:19 am

Sanford, less than four years on his own and he is already looking for a way to get a government check and government health care. Definitely one of Romney’s 47%ers. Get a private sector job Mark!!!

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Gillon April 9, 2013 at 8:31 am

So the “six figures” Sanford made as Congressman and Governor weren’t funded by the taxpayer and his use of the state plane and state travel
funds for his personal use aren’t examples of “unnecessary spending?”

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CNSYD April 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

Gillon, haven’t you been told that Sic Willie doesn’t care for truth and/or logic? It messes up his little stories. Sic Willie is anti Sanford except when he is pro Sanford.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

Of course not! lol…

Sanford has been on the public dole for years and years, but we can only bash ECB for that! Sanford didn’t do jack shit for this state while in office and showed us he’s more than willing to blow money, although not on research or a few measly jobs, no, he just blows taxpayer cash on himself.

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Jan April 9, 2013 at 11:19 am

Sanford, less than four years on his own and he is already looking for a way to get a government check and government health care. Definitely one of Romney’s 47%ers. Get a private sector job Mark!!!

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Libtard April 9, 2013 at 8:35 am

“I wont follow any party line”, says every junior member to congress who will be mercilessly corralled by the leadership. What a crock of shit, and I thought her brother was the comedian.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

Sad but true. If you don’t get enticed to follow the “rules” by the tons of corporate/special interest campaign funding that guarantees your reelection, you get threatened by the various high ranking members that do. Turns many a politician towards grandstanding and trying to make nice sounding speeches at town hall meetings to make it look like they haven’t sold out.

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Eddie Haskells April 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Like Bobby Harrell?

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 9:24 am

Rejecting Sanford is Job 1.
She can be eliminated in the next election, when a credible, responsible Conservative is running against her. Sanford is a moderate, who damages Conservatives…he needs to be defeated fot the good of SC.

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LD April 9, 2013 at 10:40 am

How can you put “credible, responsible & conservative” in the same sentence? Palin, Bachmann, McConnell, DeMint, Walker, Haley, Limbaugh, Fox News– there are more that you can’t label as “credible, responsible & conservative”.

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

Just look at the job LIBERAL Obama is doing on our country…If you can support that you are an IDIOT!!!!

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LD April 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm

My stock portfolio is doing well. My 401k is has grown over the last four years. My business is steady. Vodka and lemon water is a good afternoon cocktail. My life is good. I used to be a Republican until they went completely stupid back in the Gingrich era trying to force feed their hypocritical beliefs on us, i.e., family values.

annefair April 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Ditto,ditto.ditto,tonic,ditto,ditto.

Libtard April 9, 2013 at 8:35 am

“I wont follow any party line”, says every junior member to congress who will be mercilessly corralled by the leadership. What a crock of shit, and I thought her brother was the comedian.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

Sad but true. If you don’t get enticed to follow the “rules” by the tons of corporate/special interest campaign funding that guarantees your reelection, you get threatened by the various high ranking members that do. Turns many a politician towards grandstanding and trying to make nice sounding speeches at town hall meetings to make it look like they haven’t sold out.

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Eddie Haskells April 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Like Bobby Harrell?

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 9:24 am

Rejecting Sanford is Job 1.
She can be eliminated in the next election, when a credible, responsible Conservative is running against her. Sanford is a moderate, who damages Conservatives…he needs to be defeated fot the good of SC.

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LD April 9, 2013 at 10:40 am

How can you put “credible, responsible & conservative” in the same sentence? Palin, Bachmann, McConnell, DeMint, Walker, Haley, Limbaugh, Fox News– there are more that you can’t label as “credible, responsible & conservative”.

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 11:14 am

Just look at the job LIBERAL Obama is doing on our country…If you can support that you are an IDIOT!!!!

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LD April 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm

My stock portfolio is doing well. My 401k is has grown over the last four years. My business is steady. Vodka and lemon water is a good afternoon cocktail. My life is good. I used to be a Republican until they went completely stupid back in the Gingrich era trying to force feed their hypocritical beliefs on us, i.e., family values.

annefair April 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Ditto,ditto.ditto,tonic,ditto,ditto.

Grandmother April 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

It’s real simple. Colbert-Busch deserves our vote and Sanford does not. The reasons are blatantly obvious. Vote for a person of integrity, Colbert-Busch; not that lying, cheating, narcissistic Sanford clown. Send the clown back to Argentina where he belongs! Others to follow.

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PattiAnn April 9, 2013 at 8:48 am

Thank-you Grandmother. Sanford doesn’t deserve anyone’s trust. No matter what ECB may or may not stand for, she’s never done to the people of SC what Sanford did; violate their trust, steal from them & make us look like complete idiots on a national stage. His arrogance is insulting. The results of this campaign will show whether SCarolians deserve what we’re getting or if we’re serious about cleaning up the state. If we elect Sanford we need to quit complaining our state is so backwards and realize we’re doing the same thing over-and-over and expecting different results.

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K.Mann April 10, 2013 at 12:07 am

PattiAnn, it would be good if you could get your facts straight. A state inquiry cleared Sanford of using state money to go to Argentina. Following that decision, however, a SC senator from the Upstate drummed up 37 supposed ethical violations — 33 of which were promptly dropped by the full legislature. Those which Sanford paid a fine for (by not defending himself) were for upgrading seats to business class on legitimate state business abroad.

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swampland April 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

It’s real simple. Do conservatives want to vote for:

(a) a conservative yet deeply-flawed “lying, cheating, narcissistic Sanford clown”; or

(b) a woman with significantly fewer flaws who happens to be for abortion rights, Obamacare, higher taxes, and subsidized wind and solar energy.

Sometimes, a person with low integrity and better policy ideas can do a much better job than a person with high integrity and worse policy ideas. Thomas Jefferson owned slaves as he helped form a great and eventually free country. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a womanizing preacher, yet he played a key role in overturning the Jim Crow laws. Nixon was a scoundrel who made history by opening up diplomatic relations with China.

Regarding the 1st Congressional district, 100% of the time, I am going with the shady pro-life candidate over the honest abortion rights candidate.

Go Sanford.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Better policy ideas? Like the ones he never implemented as governor? Bullshit.

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swampland April 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Getting things done requires a critical mass of like-minded people. Thus, if a voter is conservative, it only makes sense to vote conservative every chance you get.

The idea of a conservative voting for a liberal candidate instead of a flawed conservative candidate is not a winning strategy. The power of incumbency makes it highly likely that whoever wins will be there for quite a while.

Go Sanford.

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Scrappy April 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

What has she done to “Deserve” our vote? I’m confused?

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K.Mann April 9, 2013 at 11:57 pm

I have not seen any evidence that Colbert Busch is a person of integrity. In fact, removing 500 of her tweets (as she did recently) in order to deceive people into thinking that she is more moderate than she really is… well, that’s downright deceitful.

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Grandmother April 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

It’s real simple. Colbert-Busch deserves our vote and Sanford does not. The reasons are blatantly obvious. Vote for a person of integrity, Colbert-Busch; not that lying, cheating, narcissistic Sanford clown. Send the clown back to Argentina where he belongs! Others to follow.

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PattiAnn April 9, 2013 at 8:48 am

Thank-you Grandmother. Sanford doesn’t deserve anyone’s trust. No matter what ECB may or may not stand for, she’s never done to the people of SC what Sanford did; violate their trust, steal from them & make us look like complete idiots on a national stage. His arrogance is insulting. The results of this campaign will show whether SCarolians deserve what we’re getting or if we’re serious about cleaning up the state. If we elect Sanford we need to quit complaining our state is so backwards and realize we’re doing the same thing over-and-over and expecting different results.

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Guest April 10, 2013 at 12:07 am

PattiAnn, it would be good if you could get your facts straight. A state inquiry cleared Sanford of using state money to go to Argentina. Following that decision, however, a SC senator from the Upstate drummed up 37 supposed ethical violations — 33 of which were promptly dropped by the full legislature. Those which Sanford paid a fine for (by not defending himself) were for upgrading seats to business class on legitimate state business abroad.

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swampland April 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

It’s real simple. Do conservatives want to vote for:

(a) a conservative yet deeply-flawed “lying, cheating, narcissistic Sanford clown”; or

(b) a woman with significantly fewer flaws who happens to be for abortion rights, Obamacare, higher taxes, and subsidized wind and solar energy.

Sometimes, a person with low integrity and better policy ideas can do a much better job than a person with high integrity and worse policy ideas. Thomas Jefferson owned slaves as he helped form a great and eventually free country. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a womanizing preacher, yet he played a key role in overturning the Jim Crow laws. Nixon was a scoundrel who made history by opening up diplomatic relations with China.

Regarding the 1st Congressional district, 100% of the time, I am going with the shady pro-life candidate over the honest abortion rights candidate.

Go Sanford.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Better policy ideas? Like the ones he never implemented as governor? Bullshit.

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swampland April 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Getting things done requires a critical mass of like-minded people. Thus, if a voter is conservative, it only makes sense to vote conservative every chance you get.

The idea of a conservative voting for a liberal candidate instead of a flawed conservative candidate is not a winning strategy. The power of incumbency makes it highly likely that whoever wins will be there for quite a while.

Go Sanford.

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Scrappy April 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

What has she done to “Deserve” our vote? I’m confused?

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Guest April 9, 2013 at 11:57 pm

I have not seen any evidence that Colbert Busch is a person of integrity. In fact, removing 500 of her tweets (as she did recently) in order to deceive people into thinking that she is more moderate than she really is… well, that’s downright deceitful.

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jimlewisowb April 9, 2013 at 8:58 am

I am not a Republican
I am not a Democrat
I am not a Liberal
I am a Conservative
I am an Independent
I am Dependent for the taxpayers to pay me over $125,00 a year

Good luck to SC-1 voters.

With one candidate you know you have a piece of rancid ham in a can

With the other, you have a candidate who is all over the place screaming I am what I yam and I yam what I yam that I yam or whatever the fuck will get her some votes

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scsince60 April 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

Sanford would certainly not be my first choice, but I’d vote for him over anybody with supporters who display Obama, Clyburn, Sheheen, Coexist, Let the Air Force Hold a Bakesale, Public Education is a Great Investment, etc. bumper stickers on their cars. Oh, and a handicapped tag apparently issued just because they are fat.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Good job admitting you’re part of the problem. Straight ticket voters are a drain on society.

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Southern Nationalist April 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Democracy in general is a drain on society.

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jimlewisowb April 9, 2013 at 8:58 am

I am not a Republican
I am not a Democrat
I am not a Liberal
I am a Conservative
I am an Independent
I am Dependent for the taxpayers to pay me over $125,00 a year

Good luck to SC-1 voters.

With one candidate you know you have a piece of rancid ham in a can

With the other, you have a candidate who is all over the place screaming I am what I yam and I yam what I yam that I yam or whatever the fuck will get her some votes

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scsince60 April 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

Sanford would certainly not be my first choice, but I’d vote for him over anybody with supporters who display Obama, Clyburn, Sheheen, Coexist, Let the Air Force Hold a Bakesale, Public Education is a Great Investment, etc. bumper stickers on their cars. Oh, and a handicapped tag apparently issued just because they are fat.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Good job admitting you’re part of the problem. Straight ticket voters are a drain on society.

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Southern Nationalist April 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Democracy in general is a drain on society.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

Honestly, ECB needs to win. I’m not entirely impressed with her, but Sanford is simply not a valid option. Maybe a better candidate will surface in the next election? Okay, probably not. Either way, Sanford is a shit stain on our state’s political scene and he needs to be washed out.

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 9:21 am

LMFAO…She actually shows some common sense, like attacking Obama’s Obscene Deficit..and your Dumb @$$ starts backing off…
Gose to show you: Democrats just hate Freedom, Smart people and good, fair and honest government..
You really dissappoint me Smirks…that is: after I stop laughing at your leftwing-based ignorance…

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Gumption April 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

“Sanford is a shit stain on our state’s political scene and he needs to be washed out.”

Well put. He just . . . stinks . . . looks bad . . . bad role model for young people.

I’ll take my gamble with ECB.

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Guest April 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Since her campaign — probably politicos from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — have thoughtfully removed approximately 500 of Colbert Busch’s more left-leaning remarks on Twitter, they are ready to unveil the new Lulu: the fair “moderate” version that didn’t exist before Monday. Who knows? Maybe she’ll be able to keep up the act for a few weeks, i.e., until the election in early May.

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Smirks April 9, 2013 at 9:14 am

Honestly, ECB needs to win. I’m not entirely impressed with her, but Sanford is simply not a valid option. Maybe a better candidate will surface in the next election? Okay, probably not. Either way, Sanford is a shit stain on our state’s political scene and he needs to be washed out.

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 9:21 am

LMFAO…She actually shows some common sense, like attacking Obama’s Obscene Deficit..and your Dumb @$$ starts backing off…
Gose to show you: Democrats just hate Freedom, Smart people and good, fair and honest government..
You really dissappoint me Smirks…that is: after I stop laughing at your leftwing-based ignorance…

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Gumption April 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

“Sanford is a shit stain on our state’s political scene and he needs to be washed out.”

Well put. He just . . . stinks . . . looks bad . . . bad role model for young people.

I’ll take my gamble with ECB.

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Guest April 9, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Since her campaign — probably politicos from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — have thoughtfully removed approximately 500 of Colbert Busch’s more left-leaning remarks on Twitter, they are ready to unveil the new Lulu: the fair “moderate” version that didn’t exist before Monday. Who knows? Maybe she’ll be able to keep up the act for a few weeks, i.e., until the election in early May.

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 9:18 am

She hit a HOME RUN…GRAND SLAM…..
Dis-avow Obama, w/o mentioning his name (but mentioning his deficit and horrible economy) so the democrats will stay on the plantation…
If Sheheen had half a brain, he would’ve done that when he had the chance…
I’m prepared to see Sanford win, because as much as people complain, they tend to send the same old moderate, career politicians back too much (see Lindsey Graham)…
But I’d love to see this woman rip that silver-spoon out of Sanford’s decadent, cheating, government-check-riding, status-quo Mouth…

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 9:18 am

She hit a HOME RUN…GRAND SLAM…..
Dis-avow Obama, w/o mentioning his name (but mentioning his deficit and horrible economy) so the democrats will stay on the plantation…
If Sheheen had half a brain, he would’ve done that when he had the chance…
I’m prepared to see Sanford win, because as much as people complain, they tend to send the same old moderate, career politicians back too much (see Lindsey Graham)…
But I’d love to see this woman rip that silver-spoon out of Sanford’s decadent, cheating, government-check-riding, status-quo Mouth…

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Jeffrey Sewell April 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

Horrendous TV, unelected and already wasting the peoples’ money…

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Jeffrey Sewell April 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

Horrendous TV, unelected and already wasting the peoples’ money…

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Halfvast Conspirator April 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

Just another Nancy Pelosi minion for all the talk about “indpendent” and what-not

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Halfvast Conspirator April 9, 2013 at 9:30 am

Just another Nancy Pelosi minion for all the talk about “indpendent” and what-not

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Craig April 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

Wow, Sanford looks much better on TV than she does. I was thinking that would be one advantage that Mark usually has that he wouldn’t in this race. Mark is going to win this thing by 10 points.

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Carrie April 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Your vote is based on looks? Certainly hope other voters don’t agree with you.
If we all voted for people based their looks, we would have Brad Pitt for President.

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North of Broad April 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

You are right Carrie, looks should have nothing to do with it. I wont vote for her simply because she is Stephen’s sister.

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Craig April 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Oh grow up. Sanford’s strength has always been how relaxed and confident he comes across on the camera. This woman looks stiff as a board and scared to death. She clearly doesn’t believe what she is saying, which again is Sanford’s strength.

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Carrie April 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Craig you have to realize that Sanford had 15 years of talking to the public and this is ECB first attempt for an elected office.

annefair April 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Sanford also has the benefit of his brother-in-law’s book “Politicking”.Remember his sister Sarah’s husband,Bill Rauch,the ex mayor of Beaufort wrote the book telling wannabe politicians how to win elections.Things like how to look good on camera,leak stories,shape press coverage to your advantage,and control your agenda,plus some really underhanded tips.Mr Rauch had to resign after being caught and charged for insider trading by the US Securities Exchange, and was also charged with ethics violations for trying to sell his vote as mayor in an annexation case. Bet the book has been a lot of help to Sanford.

Craig April 9, 2013 at 9:41 am

Wow, Sanford looks much better on TV than she does. I was thinking that would be one advantage that Mark usually has that he wouldn’t in this race. Mark is going to win this thing by 10 points.

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Carrie April 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Your vote is based on looks? Certainly hope other voters don’t agree with you.
If we all voted for people based their looks, we would have Brad Pitt for President.

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North of Broad April 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm

You are right Carrie, looks should have nothing to do with it. I wont vote for her simply because she is Stephen’s sister.

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Craig April 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Oh grow up. Sanford’s strength has always been how relaxed and confident he comes across on the camera. This woman looks stiff as a board and scared to death. She clearly doesn’t believe what she is saying, which again is Sanford’s strength.

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Carrie April 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Craig you have to realize that Sanford had 15 years of talking to the public and this is ECB first attempt for an elected office.

annefair April 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Sanford also has the benefit of his brother-in-law’s book “Politicking”.Remember his sister Sarah’s husband,Bill Rauch,the ex mayor of Beaufort wrote the book telling wannabe politicians how to win elections.Things like how to look good on camera,leak stories,shape press coverage to your advantage,and control your agenda,plus some really underhanded tips.Mr Rauch had to resign after being caught and charged for insider trading by the US Securities Exchange, and was also charged with ethics violations for trying to sell his vote as mayor in an annexation case. Bet the book has been a lot of help to Sanford.

BigT April 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

She’ll be a powerless democrat when elected.
Without a race-hate agenda (Obama) on the ballot, like Nov. And absent of Religious Bigotry against Romeny (that the left perpetuated)…I expect the GOP to do well in Congressional elections in 2014.
Even the (half-literate) democrats are figuring out they have been Duped. There are no jobs, and Obama is sitting up there w/ a golf club in his hand, sipping champage, while Obama-phones and food stamps rain on the lazy and stupid…And the white and black democrats, who actually want to work, have to tell their children there is no money for college, food or even a partial vacation of what the Obama’s take every month..
Dumb@$$#$…You listened to FITS..and we are all suffering because of it…
But let’s correct the mistake next chance we get…And step ONE is rejecting career politicians who have failed, like Sanford…

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

She’ll be a powerless democrat when elected.
Without a race-hate agenda (Obama) on the ballot, like Nov. And absent of Religious Bigotry against Romeny (that the left perpetuated)…I expect the GOP to do well in Congressional elections in 2014.
Even the (half-literate) democrats are figuring out they have been Duped. There are no jobs, and Obama is sitting up there w/ a golf club in his hand, sipping champage, while Obama-phones and food stamps rain on the lazy and stupid…And the white and black democrats, who actually want to work, have to tell their children there is no money for college, food or even a partial vacation of what the Obama’s take every month..
Dumb@$$#$…You listened to FITS..and we are all suffering because of it…
But let’s correct the mistake next chance we get…And step ONE is rejecting career politicians who have failed, like Sanford…

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annefair April 9, 2013 at 10:39 am

As a woman I will never vote for Sanford because of his colossal betrayal of his wife, his sons,and his God…..As a person who loves SC,I will never vote for Sanford because of his colossal betrayal of the state he was elected to protect and make better……Do I forgive him? Yes….Will I reward him for his betrayal? No….Will ECB be good for SC? I’m willing to give her a shot and if not,she can be voted out….Being an Independent,I’m not controlled by the D and R,I want what’s best for the state of my birth.Mark Sanford was given that chance and he broke that trust.

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 11:16 am

Great post. Should be engraved and posted at the top of this site….
I hope you are a voter in SC-1 and you talk to a lot of people down there…

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annefair April 9, 2013 at 10:39 am

As a woman I will never vote for Sanford because of his colossal betrayal of his wife, his sons,and his God…..As a person who loves SC,I will never vote for Sanford because of his colossal betrayal of the state he was elected to protect and make better……Do I forgive him? Yes….Will I reward him for his betrayal? No….Will ECB be good for SC? I’m willing to give her a shot and if not,she can be voted out….Being an Independent,I’m not controlled by the D and R,I want what’s best for the state of my birth.Mark Sanford was given that chance and he broke that trust.

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BigT April 9, 2013 at 11:16 am

Great post. Should be engraved and posted at the top of this site….
I hope you are a voter in SC-1 and you talk to a lot of people down there…

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Bill April 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

So sic, how much did you make (waste) as a Government bureaucrat? Talk about an unnecessary government function. Press Secretary for Sanford? Why the hell did he need a press secretary? Can’t he speak for himself? Was he afraid to speak to the people and the press directly. Of course the answer is that a press secretary is for the benefit of the governor, not for the benefit of the state. His job is to make the governor look good. Talk about a non-core function. More money wasted by Sanford, in addition to his salary, his health care, and his mistress.

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Bill April 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

So sic, how much did you make (waste) as a Government bureaucrat? Talk about an unnecessary government function. Press Secretary for Sanford? Why the hell did he need a press secretary? Can’t he speak for himself? Was he afraid to speak to the people and the press directly. Of course the answer is that a press secretary is for the benefit of the governor, not for the benefit of the state. His job is to make the governor look good. Talk about a non-core function. More money wasted by Sanford, in addition to his salary, his health care, and his mistress.

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You know me April 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

Off subject, but Nancy Mace should run against and declare victory over Lindsey. She however, should not discalim, if that’s a word, Fitsnews, as she is the rigistered agent. SC Sec. State.. Hurts credibility.

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You know me April 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

Off subject, but Nancy Mace should run against and declare victory over Lindsey. She however, should not discalim, if that’s a word, Fitsnews, as she is the rigistered agent. SC Sec. State.. Hurts credibility.

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John Cecil April 9, 2013 at 11:29 am

“Unfair and Unbalanced” is right! You need to add a few more! The wind turbine facility has long been projected to be a multi billion dollar industry for South Carolina. What’s wrong with it being here instead of somewhere else? Who the hell could argue with that? Oh that’s right, Sanford is back to putting himself before the entire state! What a loser!

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John Cecil April 9, 2013 at 11:29 am

“Unfair and Unbalanced” is right! You need to add a few more! The wind turbine facility has long been projected to be a multi billion dollar industry for South Carolina. What’s wrong with it being here instead of somewhere else? Who the hell could argue with that? Oh that’s right, Sanford is back to putting himself before the entire state! What a loser!

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lowcorider April 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Sanford= 6 figure taxpayer funded bureaucrat since forever. Oh and he didn’t raise his kids. Now his ex wife does that except for photo ops.

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Lowcorider April 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Sanford= 6 figure taxpayer funded bureaucrat since forever. Oh and he didn’t raise his kids. Now his ex wife does that except for photo ops.

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Philip Branton April 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

** Attention Faculty at USC **

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We wonder just how many students you have in your political science classrooms, have a clue about what is going on in this so-called political race..?? Considering that your students have many fellow friends in uniform serving in Africa and the Middle East and on the border of North Korea, do you wonder if your students care enough to ask if they trust Mrs Colbert-Busch to make decisions concerning the “Art of funding WAR”..?? Does Mrs Busch come across as a lady that even understands what OIL resources are at stake in the South China SEA…??? ….or South SUDAN..?? or SYRIA…??

Faculty members….do your students know enough to find the phone number of NANCY MACE and call her to ask if MARK SANFORD is going to be interviewed by WIl Folks at any time before the election about…….the cost of WIND ENERGY over all our state’s golf courses in PINTS of AMERICAN ….BLOOD…!!!????

Faculty members…..just HOW SMART are the students in your classroom…??? Do they know how to interact and use what you are teaching them by using their freakin’ phones..??

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Philip Branton April 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

** Attention Faculty at USC **

http://www.sc.edu/phonebook/results.view?type=&name=&email=&alias=&phone=&campus=&division=&department=women%27s+studies&fax=&school=&major=&degree=

We wonder just how many students you have in your political science classrooms, have a clue about what is going on in this so-called political race..?? Considering that your students have many fellow friends in uniform serving in Africa and the Middle East and on the border of North Korea, do you wonder if your students care enough to ask if they trust Mrs Colbert-Busch to make decisions concerning the “Art of funding WAR”..?? Does Mrs Busch come across as a lady that even understands what OIL resources are at stake in the South China SEA…??? ….or South SUDAN..?? or SYRIA…??

Faculty members….do your students know enough to find the phone number of NANCY MACE and call her to ask if MARK SANFORD is going to be interviewed by WIl Folks at any time before the election about…….the cost of WIND ENERGY over all our state’s golf courses in PINTS of AMERICAN ….BLOOD…!!!????

Faculty members…..just HOW SMART are the students in your classroom…??? Do they know how to interact and use what you are teaching them by using their freakin’ phones..??

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fred April 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Come now folks let’s send this lady to Washington to work and represent us. Now is the time for an upstanding, intelligent and classy lady to show people that South Carolina is now serious about our politics.
Enough of sending the likes of Duncan and Sanford to Washington.

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fred April 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Come now folks let’s send this lady to Washington to work and represent us. Now is the time for an upstanding, intelligent and classy lady to show people that South Carolina is now serious about our politics.
Enough of sending the likes of Duncan and Sanford to Washington.

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Weak Square April 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Didn’t like the ad, was distracted by her reading off a script. Not very good. Weak.

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Weak Square April 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Didn’t like the ad, was distracted by her reading off a script. Not very good. Weak.

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Southern Nationalist April 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm

‘Independent’? Yeah, right. Why not just come out and say it? She’s a Left-wing feminist who has little in common with most South Carolinians. She does not represent the Southern values of our people.

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annefair April 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I’m South Carolinian born and bred, and I can say ECB represents my values a lot more that an adulterer who used tax payer money in order to carry on an affair while his wife and four sons sat in SC thinking all was well in their world. If your southern values have no problem with that……then you might be a red neck………And by the way,we women don’t mind being called feminist.We have brains and votes,and it’s people like you who gave the last election to the Democrats.

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Southern Nationalist April 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm

‘Independent’? Yeah, right. Why not just come out and say it? She’s a Left-wing feminist who has little in common with most South Carolinians. She does not represent the Southern values of our people.

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annefair April 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I’m South Carolinian born and bred, and I can say ECB represents my values a lot more that an adulterer who used tax payer money in order to carry on an affair while his wife and four sons sat in SC thinking all was well in their world. If your southern values have no problem with that……then you might be a red neck………And by the way,we women don’t mind being called feminist.We have brains and votes,and it’s people like you who gave the last election to the Democrats.

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