Stephen Colbert's sister is running for Congress. Elizabeth "Lulu" Colbert-Busch is running for Congress as a Democrat in the state of South Carolina. She is the 48-year-old comedian's older sister and one of 11 children in a Catholic family. Colbert-Busch has no prior experience with public office, but she does have plenty of business experience. According to a Jan. 18, 2013 report by Patch:
"Colbert-Busch is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Clemson University’s Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility. Previously, she was the Director of Business Development for Clemson University’s Restoration Institute. The Mount Pleasant resident has three children and two grandchildren and deep ties to the Lowcountry. This will be her first foray into public life."
When Stephen Colbert's sister files her candidacy paperwork on Tuesday, it will be for the Democratic nomination for the First Congregational District in the 2013 special election. She is seeking to fill the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that was vacated by Tim Scott, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate.
Do you think Stephen Colbert's sister will have an advantage in the race thanks to her younger brother's fame and popularity? Your comments are welcome.