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Colbert Busch goes toe-to-toe with Sanford in debate

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The businesswoman wasn't anywhere near as smooth as the seasoned politician, stuttering at times and showing some nerves at the start. But while Sanford got in some shots at her Democratic and labor supporters, he failed to land a knockout blow — and she got in some blows of her own, tweaking him for the 2009 extramarital affair that derailed his political career.

The two are locked in a tight race to fill Sen. Tim Scott's (R-S.C.) old House seat, and while the district is solidly Republican, Sanford's personal baggage has hurt his campaign.

Read more on The Hill's Ballot Box blog.