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Colbert Busch hits campaign trail, responds to comments from Sanford

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The race for Congress is heating up. Thursday afternoon the Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch stopped by the Harvest Health and Rehab Center on Johns Island to share her views with seniors.

From the time she was named winner of the Democratic primary for Senator Tim Scott's former congressional seat, Elizabeth Colbert Busch has hit the ground running.

"We are going to keep our eye on the prize," said Colbert Busch.

Making a stop in Johns Island to spread her message about job creation and education, Colbert Busch wants voters to know where she's headed.

"I decided to run because it's time to speak up, it's time to reach across the isles, it's time to talk to each other, it's time to collaborate and it's time to look towards the future," said Colbert Busch.

With just 5 weeks to go, she and her opponent Mark Sanford have hit the airwaves. Earlier this week Sanford told the South Carolina Radio Network he feels he's running against Stephen Colbert, the, comedian brother of Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

In response Colbert Busch said, "I'm a business woman. I've been doing this for 25 years, it's who I am. I am fiscally conservative; I understand how to handle budgets, profits and losses. I'm a business woman and I guess my resume speaks for itself."

Colbert Busch is no stranger to holding high positions, but she has yet to hold a congressional seat. She kept it short and sweet in how she plans to beat the man who once held the seat she is running for.

"We're going to work hard," said Colbert Busch.

Thursday afternoon on Twitter Colbert Busch announced her brother will be hosting two fundraising events for her in Washington and New York City.

A special election held May 7th will decide the winner for the seat in congress from the first district.

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