South Carolina

Stephen Colbert's Sister Wins Democratic Nomination for South Carolina House Race

Elizabeth Colbert Busch will be running in South Carolina's 1st District


Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, has won the Democratic nomination for a South Carolina House seat by a landslide, while the former state governor Mark Sanford will progress to a Republican run-off.

Polling took place on Tuesday in a US congressional primary race that threw together a colourful cast of candidates including Colbert Busch, whose brother joined her on the campaign trail; Ted Turner's son; and a former governor of the state who once gave new meaning to "hiking the Appalachian trail".