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April 03, 2013


Republicans Worry Sanford Could Blow Race

Many Republicans "privately concede" former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), who easily won a runoff last night, could hand a safe Republican House seat to Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D), Politico reports.

"Fellow GOP pols don't like him. Neither do female voters.His campaign is largely an exercise in seeking forgiveness for his transgressions four years ago -- a defensive crouch that makes it tricky to take the fight to Colbert Busch, the sister of late-night comedian Stephen Colbert."

Charleston Post and Courier: "The political race many had anticipated would unfold in the 1st Congressional District -- the national comedian's sister versus the once-disgraced governor angling for a comeback -- is finally here."

It's worth noting that Public Policy Polling, which nailed the runoff result, found Colbert Busch leading Sanford by two points.












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