May
8

Pocketbook Issues Key for Sanford; Loss Demoralizes Dems

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imagesCOLUMBIA — Mark Sanford spoke of a God of “eighth chances” during his acceptance speech Tuesday night, but the former S.C. governor’s return to elected office owed as much to pocketbook issues as forgiveness.

Reminding voters of his fiscally conservative record in his previous stint in Congress while painting Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch as a puppet of Washington’s liberal Democratic establishment, the Republican won a comfortable 9-percentage-point victory in South Carolina’s special 1st District race.

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May
7

Sanford: Investors Will Back More 2014 Democrats if Colbert Busch Wins

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3316_86365082744_4749966_nThe evening before a new South Carolina poll had him surging past Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Bush, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford said on “Breitbart News Sunday” that Democrats are trying to use a potential Colbert Busch victory to lure political investors to finance other Democrats for the 2014 election cycle.

Sanford said if Colbert Busch defeats him in Tuesday’s special election for South Carolina’s first congressional district seat, Democrats running to take back the House in 2014 will be better funded and more dangerous to Republicans.

Speaking to host Stephen K. Bannon, Sanford said that Obama has explicitly stated his goal was to take back Congress in 2014 so he can cement his legacy by passing bills through a Democrat-controlled legislature. He said those on the left are trying defeat him in the special election so they “can make the case with the political investor communities” that they can win back the House in 2014.

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May
7

Sanford and Colbert Busch Head into Election Day Neck and Neck

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marksanfordTuesday is the day that will determine the political future of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

Voters in South Carolina’s First District go to the polls Tuesday to pick their next U.S. Representative, and Sanford and his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch are heading into election day neck and neck.

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May
6

Sanford Issues Statement on Colbert Busch Event with Clyburn

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ECBandJCCharleston, SC – May 5, 2013 – Mark Sanford issued the following statement on his opponent’s appearance with Jim Clyburn today:

“It’s fascinating that my opponent on one hand claims to be an independent voice, yet on the other hand would campaign with one of the most fiscally liberal and partisan members of the current Congress,” Sanford said. “Clyburn and Pelosi have been on the same page with regard to every major policy decision, and there is increasingly little reason to believe there would be any difference between the way they vote, and the way my opponent would vote should she be elected.”

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May
5

PPP: SC-1 ‘Moving in Sanford’s Direction’

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1mark-sanford x-largePublic Policy Polling, a Democrat polling firm, reported Saturday that the dynamics of the special election in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District have changed in the final days of the campaign. With the vote just two days away, PPP says the contest between former Gov. Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch is “moving in Sanford’s direction.”

PPP attributes the swing towards Sanford to his successfully “nationalizing” the race, making it a referendum on Barack Obama and House Dem Leader Nancy Pelosi. National Democrats have committed more than $1 million dollars to support Colbert Busch.

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Apr
23

Colbert Busch Agrees To Only One Congressional Debate

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AR-130409841.jpg&maxw=640&q=100HILTON HEAD, SC — Elizabeth  Colbert Busch— who leads her Republican rival in the 1st Congressional District race, according to a new poll — has agreed to only one debate against Mark Sanford.

Sanford, who launched a five-day tour across the district Monday, is accusing the Charleston County Democrat of debate-dodging and running a “stealth campaign.” Sanford, who wanted four debates, is encouraging TV stations to carry the only scheduled debate, on April 29 at The Citadel in Charleston.

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