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Colbert Busch Hits Airwaves In South Carolina House Race

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(CNN) – Elizabeth Colbert Busch, one of two Democratic candidates vying for the U.S. House seat in South Carolina, is out with an ad Thursday touting her business background.

Colbert Busch is the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, who attended a fundraiser for the candidate at a bowling alley in Charleston two weeks ago.

“You always here about the jobs we lose to foreign trade,” Colbert Busch says in the spot.

She continues, “From intern to director of sales and marketing at a shipping company, to the director of business development at the former naval shipyard, I’ve spent 20 years using our ports to create jobs. Selling American products made by American workers.”

Colbert Busch in running for the U.S. House seat vacated by now-Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican appointed to fill the Senate spot that Jim DeMint left last month.

Also seeking the seat in the GOP-leaning district are 16 Republicans, the most recognizable among them being former Gov. Mark Sanford. A primary will be held in March ahead of the May special election.

By Kevin Liptak

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