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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