Frankel sends fundraising appeal for Colbert Busch in special South Carolina raceby George Bennett | April 22nd, 2013
Freshman U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, who’s been tapped by national Dems to try to recruit more female congressional candidates, is sending out fundraising appeals on behalf of Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the South Carolina Democrat poised to take a Republican-leaning House seat in a May 7 special election.
Colbert Busch, the sister of Comedy Central talk persona Stephen Colbert, is running against baggage-laden Republican Mark Sanford. He’s the former Palmetto State governor whose bizarre 2009 disappearance and admission of an extramarital affair continues to reverberate. Sanford’s campaign was rocked recently by his ex-wife’s complaint that he trespassed on her property Feb. 3. Sanford admitted visiting the house to watch the Super Bowl with his son.
A survey released today by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling shows Colbert Busch opening up a 9-point lead.
Says a Frankel fundraising appeal e-mailed today: “We don’t get chances like this often. The first district in South Carolina is bright red and the fact that Colbert Busch is leading speaks volumes to just how little trust the people of South Carolina really have in their former governor.”
Frankel’s e-mail asks recipients to send a contribution to Colbert Bush. It also gives them the opportunity to “split it!” and send money to Frankel’s re-election campaign as well.