Stephen Colber's Sister Preps Congressional Run

Stephen Colber's Sister Preps Congressional Run

Stephen Colbert’s 2012 SuperPAC got plenty of media attention. So how will the Comedy Central star’s sister fare as she enters the political arena?

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is planning to file paperwork next week in the Congressional race for South Carolina’s 1st District.

And, much to the shock of no one, she’s running as a Democrat.

Colbert-Busch works at Clemson University as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility. Given her brother’s connections to Hollywood, it’s likely that she won’t have much trouble raising money for her bid….

A number of Republicans are running for the seat, the most prominent of which is former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. He begins the race as the frontrunner.

The special primary is scheduled for March 19. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff will be held April 2. The special election will be held May 7.