Colbert Busch joined by famous brother on campaign trail

Stephen Colbert with his sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
Stephen Colbert with his sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
Mark Sanford meets with supporters.
Mark Sanford meets with supporters.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - South Carolina 1st Congressional District Seat candidates spent their Saturday out on the campaign trail, and one nominee received some additional help from a celebrity guest.

Democrat nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch had a special guest with her Saturday afternoon during a fundraiser event at the Woolfe Street Playhouse in downtown Charleston

Stephen Colbert, her famous brother who hosts his own show on Comedy Central, was by his sister's side to help raise money for her campaign.

Colbert said it is rewarding to watch his sister run for the congressional seat.

"I'm so proud of her because she's always wanted to serve other people, and the fact that she's doing this for the people of the 1st District of South Carolina," Colbert said.

It was a busy day for Republican candidate Mark Sanford as well as he made his way over to his West Ashley headquarters to address a group of supporters.

Former Governor Sanford met with the Women for Sanford as part of his 15 in 5 Tour. The tour is part of a series of campaign stops around the Lowcountry that will take place over five days.

Sanford said although all the campaigning can be tiring, it has been worth it.

"What's been interesting is the number of different people who've stepped up to (show) support," said Sanford. "The number of people who've been coming in here in the last week to try and make a difference in this race. There are people across the 1st Congressional District, across the state who have said 'look, this race is important.'"

The two nominees, along with Eugene Platt of the Green Party, will square off in the May 7 special election.

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