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Colbert Busch: Brother won’t overshadow SC race

February 16, 2013 • Entertainment


Elizabeth Colbert Busch poses outside her campaign headquarters in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. The sister of comedian Stephen Colbert is one of two Democrats seeking South Carolina’s vacant 1st District congressional seat. There are 16 Republicans in the race. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Elizabeth Colbert Busch remembers watching the funeral of Robert Kennedy on television, with her younger brother Stephen — now the star of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” — sitting in her lap. She said to herself, “Someday, if they let women run for office, I’m going to.”

Now, she’s making that dream a reality with a run for Congress. And she isn’t worried her brother’s fame will overshadow her campaign.

“I’m not. I’m so proud of what he is and what he has accomplished,” she said in an interview in her campaign office on a busy Charleston street. “But when people see what I have done and they know the work we have done and they know me as a person and a professional, it will be fine.”

Colbert said he plans to support his sister, whom the family calls Lulu. But that won’t Login to read more

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