Fresh off his victory in the GOP's congressional runoff, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday that the one thing that people know about Democrat nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch — his top rival for the 1st District seat — is that she is the sister of a "well regarded" comedian.
Mark Sanford asked South Carolina voters for their forgiveness, and — so far —enough said yes.
A black lawmaker is battling the son of one-time segregationist Strom Thurmond for the Republican congressional nomination in Charleston, a contest that could provide an indicator of both racial progress in the South and the GOP's efforts to diversify the party.
Not even Alvin M. Greene himself seems able to offer a credible explanation for why he forked over $10,200 in a bid to be the Democratic challenger this fall against Republican powerhouse Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina.