Stephen Colbert's sister, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, is planning a run for Congress. While Stephen has teased more than once that he might dip his toe into a political run, the Washington Post shared on Jan. 18 that his sister is doing it for real.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch has most recently been working as the director of business development for Clemson University. This past week her team informed the South Carolina Democratic Party that Colbert-Bush will be filing to run in the special election to fill Sen. Tim Scott's seat. Scott had joined the House after winning the seat in the 2010 election, but in December he was appointed by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to take over Sen. Jim DeMint's seat, leading to a special election for his House seat. Scott was the state's first Republican African-American to take a spot in the House since 1897.
The St. Andrews Patch was the first to break the story that Stephen Colbert's sister would run for the election. As a Democrat, she is said to have quite the uphill battle ahead of her, however. The race is going to be a crowded one, with former Gov. Mark Sanford committed to running along with at least eight others in addition to Colbert-Bush. While Sanford is believed to be the favorite on the Republican slate, he still may face a battle after this notorious scandal. Having Elizabeth Colbert-Busch in the race, with her brother's celebrity, could make for an interesting scene.
What do you think of Stephen Colbert's sister running for Congress? Would you give her a shot to do well?