Stephen Colbert has said he will break character to help his sister’s House campaign, and she will need all the help she can get. While it true that last night Elizabeth Colbert Busch won 96% of the vote and the Democratic Party nomination in a special primary election, there was this tidbit in the Los Angeles Times:
Turnout on Tuesday was light, with three times more ballots cast in the Republican primary than in the Democratic race. A little more than 15% of the voters in the district cast ballots.
Mark Sanford survived a 16-way Republican primary and will compete in a runoff. He got 37 percent of the vote, which means a whole lot of voters wanted anybody but him.
With Stephen Colbert in the mix, a Sanford vs. Colbert will be interesting to say the least. But Sanford does have the edge in South Carolina, and Colbert Busch needs Democratic voters to get out there and cast their ballots. She has her work cut out for her, even against someone as sleazy as C-Streeter Mark “Appalachian Trail” Sanford.