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Published — March 1, 2013 Updated — May 13, 2014 at 11:32 am ET

Colbert Busch brings fundraising show to D.C.

Democratic brass hosting sister of famous comedian next week


Congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch — she of the same parentage as comedian Stephen Colbert — is trekking to Capitol Hill next week for a campaign fundraiser featuring top Democrats, according to a invitation obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., will host the event from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, for which the minimum individual donation is $250. Political action committees are asked to give either $2,500 or $5,000, earning them status as either a “sponsor” or a “host” of the event.

Colbert Busch has already received a boost from her famous super PAC-loving sibling, who’s stumped for her in recent days as she persues the Democratic nomination in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District special election. The primary is March 19.

The special election was prompted by the resignation of Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., who’s now leading the Heritage Foundation, as state Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., to fill the vacant Senate seat. Scott’s seat, in turn, was then left open.

If Colbert Busch wins her primary, she’ll likely face tough Republican competition: Former Gov. Mark Sanford and Teddy Turner, son of media mogul Ted Turner, lead a packed GOP primary field.

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