Colbert stumps for sister in downtown meet & greet

Published: Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A famous face helped to serve up breakfast sandwiches to hundreds of lowcountry voters on Sunday morning.

Comedian Stephen Colbert appeared alongside his sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, at a meet and greet breakfast at the International Longshoremen's Association Hall in downtown Charleston.  Colbert Busch is a democratic candidate for the 1st congressional district seat left vacant by U.S. Senator Tim Scott.

"I hope I'm an asset to my sister," Colbert said of the public support he has shown his sibling.  "She actually has skills and talents to offer people in public office.  I'm professionally ridiculous."

Colbert, a Charleston native, called the city "the greatest place on earth."

"If I could do what I do in Charleston, I would do it in a minute," he said.  "But unfortunately, I'm stuck in New York doing my stupid show.  The least I can do is come down here and help get elected someone good for South Carolina."

Colbert Busch is part of a crowded field vying for the seat.  Primaries are set for March 19.  If needed, primary runoffs will be held April 2, with the special election set for May.

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