Colbert Busch, who is director of business development at Clemson University’s Restoration Institute, announced earlier this month that she'll be pursuing the seat vacated by now-Sen.Tim ScottTim ScottMcAuliffe: I wouldn't want a 'caretaker' in Kaine's Senate seat Ryan calls out GOP in anti-poverty fight Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense MORE (R-S.C.) when he was appointed to the Senate late last year.
Colbert Busch has already nabbed the endorsement of the South Carolina AFL-CIO. The vice president of the union, Erin McKee, said the candidate's “business experience with the maritime industry and Clemson University helps her understand that when labor and management work together everyone wins.”
If she wins the Democratic primary on March 19, Colbert Busch could potentially face off against Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina who resigned from office after admitting to having an extramarital affair.
The Charleston-based district leans Republican, but Colbert Busch’s name recognition will boost her in what will likely be a tough campaign.
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According to a local political website, one such event is set to take place on Feb. 22 in New York City. Tickets run at a minimum $1,000 for entry, but fans of Colbert can pay $2,600 for both entry to the event and a book signed by him.