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Received this e-mail today from Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D. IL-8) in support of Elizabeth Colbert Busch for the South Carolina special election for the First District:
Remember Mark Sanford? He’s the former South Carolina governor who became a national embarrassment a few years ago when he disappeared for six days, using taxpayer dollars to jet off on a secret personal trip to Argentina. And then tried to cover it all up by claiming he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail.”
He’s back again, this time trying to win a special election in South Carolina’s 1st congressional district on May 7. Fortunately, we have a strong candidate running against him: Elizabeth Colbert Busch. (Yes, that Colbert!)
The special election is less than 2 weeks away and Elizabeth needs our help. Will you send her $10 today to give her the resources she urgently needs to win?

https://secure.actblue.com/...

You already proved in 2012 that you know how to replace Republican embarrassments with strong advocates for working families. You countered $6 million in right-wing Super PAC spending with an avalanche of grassroots support and sent me to Congress so that I could be a voice for working Americans.

Now that I’m here, I know we’ve still got a long road ahead of us. The voices of extremism aren’t giving up easily. I can’t think of better start to the 2014 cycle than sending Elizabeth Colbert Busch to Washington to serve alongside me.

Thanks for all you do,

Tammy

P.S. This is a deep red district, but thanks to Sanford’s infamous behavior, polls show the race is a toss up. Your support right now would make a big difference for Elizabeth’s campaign. Please contribute $10 today:

https://secure.actblue.com/...

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

https://secure.actblue.com/...

Originally posted to pdc on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:04 PM PDT.

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