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Post and Courier Endorses Colbert Busch in SC1

Paper endorsed Tim Scott and Mitt Romney in November.

The largest newspaper in the First Congressional District has endorsed Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress.

In Sunday's edition the Post and Courier proclaimed Colbert Busch "a new leader for the Lowcountry."

In explaining its decision, the paper made only passing reference to "Sanford fatigue" brought about by former Gov. Mark Sanford's presence as Colbert Busch's opposition.

Instead, the paper stated a preference for Colbert Busch's "balanced alternative" to that of Sanford in getting Washington's fiscal house in order.

Given that Election Day is just two days away, the endorsement should energize Colbert Busch's supporters.

The Post and Courier is thought to be a right leaning publication and endorsed Mitt Romney and Tim Scott for president and congress respectively, in November. It is Scott's seat for which Colbert Busch and Sanford are now competing. The seat was opened by Scott's appointment to the senate in December after Jim DeMint stepped down.

Last week, both Scott and Lindsey Graham endorsed Sanford's candidacy.

View the Post and Courier's endorsement HERE (subscription required).

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mark May 05, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Its time to get something done in Washington. We don't need more stubborn blocking of the nations business simply to try to discredit the opposition. We don't need to discredit SC by sending a tainted representative to Washington to represent us. I am voting for Colbert Busch.
Richard Hayes May 05, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Mark - well said. We need someone that understands the private sector and how government can support the private sector here in the Low Country to get jobs. His constant votes against funding our infrastructure in the Low Country have been devastating - votes against bridges, harbor dredging, roads, schools, food for children, medical care for the elders -- what business wants to come to our area with a Representative like that! We need a great woman leader who will work together with the private sector to get our economy moving! Let's vote for ECB!
Brash Brazen May 05, 2013 at 03:39 PM
If by tainted you mean the licking of his taint it's a spot on description of Sanford. The latest polls show him being tied & I understand that being tied is just another sick & twisted manifestation of his sexual deviancy ! The only Mark that's on the ballot should be next to his opponents name,hasn't this lying hypocritical sinner done enough to embarass his community & constituents already (not to mention his wife & kids) ?!? He's not praying for forgiveness,he's preying upon us all again & hoping our memories are shorter than his engorged political apparatus ! The Post Courier should be commende for their honest appraisal of the race & their bold endorsement of his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert-Busch. On May 7th you'll get your chance to tell former Governor Sanford to "take a hike" & go directly to hell,his balls are now in your court !
Jay Bennett May 05, 2013 at 03:44 PM
"We need new leadership in the low country"; BS; what we don't need is another lock step left wing nut job to join the Pelosi choir. All she would be doing is following the KookAid leaders commands. What we really need, Hayes and Mark; is to have someone like Sanford who is against big government and obscene spending, to stand up to the heavy handed policies of Obama, Pelosi and Reid. By the way; sorry you don't feel the same way about Clinton as you do Sanford; you know, the Clinton who lied about his affairs while PRESIDENT and his lying wife, who lied on national TV about these same affairs and it seems, Benghazi. You left wing nut jobs really are ridiculous, get a life.
Richard Hayes May 05, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Mr. Bennett -- how does supporting the Charleston Harbor dredging make me a left wingnut? How does supporting public education make me a wing nut? How does feeding children who go to bed hungry in our state (up to 20%) make me a wingnut? How does supporting Veteran Benefits make me a wingnut??? We support getting the deficit down, and doing what government must do to bring private enterprise and jobs to our area! By the way, I DID feel the same way about Clinton as I do about Sanford. Unethical behavior does not belong in public service.
Robert Kelly May 05, 2013 at 08:27 PM
And how has ECB demonstrated being a "left wing nut job"? You are against the government spending...like all right wing acolytes, but I don't hear the specific spending the teabaggers would eliminate...except for occasional programs aimed directly to assist the poorest and weakest members of society. I never see suggestions that those who benefit the most should pay the same rate on capital gains as the rest of us to on actually earned income, or any other attempt to share the burden when it comes to deficit reduction. I am skeptical of being against big government and obscene spending when I think the most obscene expenditure of the past decade has been the wars started by the USA in the middle east. They were not started by Clinton nor Obama. They were never paid for, and no one was asked to sacrifice...except the young men and women who enlisted in the military. We won't fix the deficit by cutting spending recklessly and severely. The trickle down impact on radical budget cutting will increase unemployment. Where to you think the government spending goes? It goes to pay salaries and buy infrastructure materials which require workers. It is money going to warfare that has no positive benefit. The domestic spending actually goes to benefit society as a whole, and maintain a basic level of economic activity and exchange. Think it through. identify the "obscene spending", how much it adds up to, and follow the trail of reckless budget cuts to those programs.
stanley seigler May 05, 2013 at 08:59 PM
re: You left wing nut jobs really are ridiculous, get a life... regurgitating rushannbeck vitriolic is not the most intelligent way to advocate for a conservative agenda...in fact has made DEMs of many members of my daddy's 'grand old party'... re: '...the heavy handed policies [HHPs] of Obama, Pelosi and Reid.... these HHPs are getting america out of the 2008 economic ditch, GOP policies drove US into...similar to what FDR/DEM policies did in 1929... a repeat of some comments on another PATCH thread... these HHPs could help turn SC#1 into the silicon valley of the east coast...SC could used a little progressive thinking...vice sameoldsame, extreme conservative, thinking... BTW 'Conservatism is a political and social philosophy that promotes retaining traditional social institutions...conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity....oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were"'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservatism BTW2 think there is a mutual admiration society between ms nancy and silicon valley businesses...ie, between business and DEMs...there may be some lessons redred SC could learn from blueblue CA...
kidcat24 May 05, 2013 at 09:35 PM
"Get a Life" must have been in Luntz's new talking point wordy e-mail. It was just said to me today by a teapublican. What makes them think that they are the only ones with lives when they're online bantering with people who are obviously alive.
stanley seigler May 05, 2013 at 09:35 PM
PS for the record BO, reid, nancy's policies are NOT heavy handed they are common sense solutions to the mess dumb-A GOP policies got us into... re: We won't fix the deficit by cutting spending recklessly and severely. [rk] actually exacerbate the problem... eg/FYI NYT CLIP http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/02/06/are-government-layoffs-the-problem/government-layoffs-are-a-major-cause-of-persistent-unemployment 'Since the official recovery began after the recession’s June 2009 trough, labor market weakness has been most pronounced in the public sector (and particularly among state and local employment): 5 million jobs have been added in the private sector (a disappointingly low number), while the public sector has shed 721,000 jobs.
Ajay Jain May 05, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Watch the debate between Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford and vote! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpPy5u7EszM
Ajay Jain May 05, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Elizabeth Colbert Busch debates Mark Sanford and you can decide who to vote for! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpPy5u7EszM
Nan Hahn May 06, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Elizabeth Colbert Busch debated Mark Sanford. Mark Sanford debated a CARDBOARD CUTOUT of Nancy Pelosi. Who looks more foolish?
SES ZOO May 06, 2013 at 02:09 AM
Same old , Same old , both of them , Time to go with the unknown Vote Eugene Platt
Tony May 06, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Ses Zoo, you are right about them being the same old. Now, if you can't bring yourself to vote for the Green Party; then I would like to have your vote as a write-in. Just a little about me. I lean to the conservative side of center on many things such as the people's money, but I do recognize on some issues you may need to be center or "just" to the left for the good of the people. On May 7th write-in Tony Mccullough.
ann May 06, 2013 at 12:59 PM
I moved here from the north over 10 years ago.WOULD NEVER EVER GO BACK.People look at detroit . 50 years of democrats. the north is having such a bad time that the main street media is flower coating it.People come to visit us they say the air smells cleaner no dirty water people of all races are nice. its beautiful here in SC. All the people seem happier here. Not bragging but family members say we seem to look younger and happier and healthier. Who cares who Sanford slept with thats betweenhis wife. Just like Bill Clinton. Washington is more divided then ever. The south is more diversified of people and actually they care about the state and the people.
JoSCh May 06, 2013 at 02:20 PM
On one hand I was surprised and heartened to see nobody made any claims about "The Liberal Media herp derp" but on the other hand not one person addressed the topic... which is pretty remarkable to me.
stanley seigler May 06, 2013 at 02:52 PM
@ann re: 'I moved here from the north over 10 years ago...' good move, carpet bagger...'its beautiful here in SC.' INDEED! and it was even more beautiful before 'hugo' and before the greedy carpet baggers (and some locals) over developed... BUTbutt to politics it could be more beautiful politically with a lil progressive thinking vice a return to the 'thrilling days of yesteryear' GOP thinking, eg, repeal BOcare...deny 30-40M health insurance. re: the north is having such a bad time yes there are terrible DEM areas...but also some very good DEM states...eg, CA '...[CA] budget situation has improved sharply. The state's economic recovery, prior budget cuts, and the additional, TEMPORARY TAXES [under moonbeam the DEM]...have combined to bring California to the possible end of a decade [under the GOP terminator] of acute state budget challenges...there is a strong possibility of multibillion-dollar operating surpluses within a few years. [Legislative Analyst's Office report] ...the state is running $5 billion ahead of projections. [LATimes] re: Just like Bill Clinton sanford is NO slick willie...he is NOT just like clinton...weel' ...they are alike in that they both did stupid, dumb-A, things...difficult to say which is the most egregious: leaving yo post or not leaving yo post for extra marital sex... clinton is a statesman...sanford is a politician...
David Moore May 06, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Elizabeth Colbert busch received a well earned endorsement from the Post & Courier. Mark Sanford's track record alone makes him unfit for any elected office, and those who champion him clearly do so as his paid employee, or have decided that party allegience is more important than the low country and it's residents.
Jebediah Bush May 06, 2013 at 04:50 PM
First off, Mark's son put Mark in a bad situation (and his son should apologize to SC Voters) by wanting to leave the Superbowl party. What was Mark to do – the only place this new technology called “Television” is available is in downtown Charleston and Jenny’s house. Mark only used our Tax Dollars because he could get some hot Argentina poontang, and any red blooded family values guy can understand that, I understand why his hysterical and emotional opponent does not. Besides, Governor Sanford already told us at his press conference that he asked Jesus if it was ok to outsource his marital relations to Argentina. Mark told us that Jesus told him yes, so who are we to judge his actions as wrong? In the end, this was all Jenny’s Sanford's fault, she let herself “go” and forced Mark to outsource their martial relations to Argentina. Now Jenny is one of the “takers” that Mitt warned us about with her excessive alimony and so called “child support” demands! Typical lazy and unmotivated US worker that Mark so often talks about! Besides, Nikki supports Mark Sanford - Adulterers are US! or is it "Birds of a feather?"
Tony May 06, 2013 at 05:05 PM
The comedy act belongs to Cobert-Busch's brother, you are no good at it.
ann May 07, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Wow carpetbagger really guess what Stanley Your the type of person that is a racist.and give the South a bad name. have you heard that people from the South moved to the North and other parts of the country. Guess my parents were carpet baggers. So I am keeping a family tradition. They moved north I moved South. If you vote dem you just kissed this wonderful state good bye. If you are so upset about his cheating WHY HAVE any dems or any in office pass that its against the law to cheat. And the person who is with the husband or wife be sued??????? I guess Cobert-Busch did good. Everyone talking about his affair then the real issues. Again , take all eyes off the real issue and come in from the back. THANK you proud to be a carpet bagger. If it wasnt for my parent leaving South Carolina long time ago I would of never evr found this wonderful state. So yea I carry by carpet bagger badge with pride. To bad my parents had it rough in the North and hated it.
stanley seigler May 07, 2013 at 01:42 PM
@ann, re: 'proud to be a carpet bagger' as you should be...i love most carpetbaggers...my use of the term was an attempt at humor... butback to politics... re: 'pass that its against the law to cheat. And the person who is with the husband or wife be sued?' wont happen...but a good idea...i would suggest jail time (5 yrs min) for the involved parties...after all they are guilty of disobeying one of the GOD"s TEN... if one feels the need for an extramarital affair...just move out...dont commit adultery...dont lie/cheat on the once love of your life...show some respect for your partner and yourself... re: 'I guess Colbert-Busch did good...' she certainly hasnt 'done bad'...but agree campaigns should be about the issues...it's up to an individual to decide how a person's character/morals influences their vote...that said; opine: one is a hypocrite if they wear 'family values' on their sleeve and support persons who have no family values...dont vote for a person with morals of an ally cat and profess family values...
ann May 07, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Then most democrat would not be in office in washington. NO such thing as Independent democrat. ALL politicians lie. They say what the voters want to hear at that time. Good luck to both parties. If she wins I hope she is not like the rest of her party in washington. If sanford wins I hope he is better then the reps in washington too.

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