National view: SC 1st District race

Columbia - The StateMay 6, 2013 

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, left, speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston at the Citadel. Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch reacts during her 1st District debate with Sanford on April 29, 2013, in Charleston.


The national media has descended on Charleston and the Lowcountry, looking for political fodder in Tuesday's special election for the SC 1st District congressional seat, vacated earlier this year when Tim Scott was appointed to a U.S. Senate seat.

Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford is waging a pitched battle against Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a businesswoman who works for Clemson, and older sister of comedian Stephen Colbert.

Here are some of the stories the reporters are filing:


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