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Received this e-mail today from the DCCC and you are going to like what it says:
POLL: Elizabeth Colbert Busch up 3 points against Mark Sanford
The latest campaign poll in the South Carolina special election has Elizabeth Colbert Busch (Stephen Colbert’s sister!) leading Mark Sanford 47%-44%.

That’s great news -- especially in a ruby-red Republican district like this. But we just got word that Sanford is going on the air TOMORROW.

Elizabeth needs our help, and fast.

Donate $3 or whatever you can to help us immediately fight back against Republican attacks like these >>

There’s only three weeks left until Election Day and national Republicans are likely to dump hundreds of thousands of dollars into this race to keep it in the “R” column.

There is no time to waste. We have to act now. Will you chip in $3 or more today?



Kelly Ward
DCCC Executive Director

You can click here to donate to Colbert Busch's campaign:

Also, look who coming to D.C. to hold another fundraiser for Colbert Busch:

As South Carolina congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch ramps up campaign efforts ahead of a May 7 special election, her brother, the comedian and television host Stephen Colbert, heads to Washington, D.C., Monday for a fundraiser on her behalf, CBS News has confirmed.  

Democrat Colbert Busch, who released a television ad last week touting her ideological independence, is battling former Gov. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., in the race to represent the state's 1st congressional district. Sanford, who held the seat from 1995-2001, is attempting to rise from the ashes of the 2009 political scandal that tainted his tenure, when he was caught lying about an extramarital affair and was ultimately censured by the state legislature.

Recent reports have stated that Colbert Busch and Sanford were originally slated to appear this week in a televised debate, but that Colbert Busch backed out due to a scheduling conflict. Bill Romjue, Colbert Busch's campaign manager, denied in a statement to CBS that "anyone associated with the campaign ever suggested that a debate on that date was a possibility." - CBS News, 4/15/13

Colbert Busch will be debating Sanford on April 29th.  Elizabeth Colbert Busch has stated that she is against the Chained CPI:

Elizabeth Colbert Busch poses on a street in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The sister of comedian Stephen Colbert is one of two Democrats seeking South Carolina's vacant 1st District congressional seat. There are 16 Republicans in the race. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
“Not only does President Obama’s plan fail to put our finances back in order, it would cut benefits for our seniors, which is wrong. I believe that our seniors earned their Social Security by putting money away every single paycheck for a lifetime – knowing that they could count on Social Security when they retired. Just this week, I met with seniors at Island Oaks Living Center, and they told me how much they worked and depend on Social Security – and I will stand with them. Simply put, Social Security doesn’t contribute to the deficit, and politicians should keep their hands off the trust fund." - TPM, 4/10/13
It's important that Colbert Busch win this election.  Not just because of increasing our numbers in the House but also showing that campaigning against cuts to Social Security is a winning issue and one that all Democrats should campaign on.  So lets help Elizabeth Colbert Busch win this race!

Originally posted to pdc on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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