Michelle Nunn, the Elizabeth Colbert Busch of 2014
As noted below, Georgia Democrats are quite excited about Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former senator Sam Nunn, as their standard-bearer in this year’s Senate race. Apparently Nunn will run this year attempting to have no position on Obamacare, or …
Mark Sanford's 10-Event Campaigning Days
If Mark Sanford succeeds in his improbable comeback tomorrow, a lot of people will be asking, “How did he do it?” A serious answer will be: “He just outworked his opponent.”
Earlier today, Dave Weigel tweeted, “Sanford has 5 campaign stops …
The Sudden Shift in South Carolina’s Polls
This is not what Democrats wanted to or expected to see, the day before South Carolina’s special House election:
PPP’s final poll of the special election in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District finds a race that’s too close to call, …
South Carolina’s Special Election and the ‘Political-Investor Community’
Over on the homepage, I have an interview with Mark Sanford, getting his sense of the race in South Carolina’s first congressional district, and what’s at stake in the special election:
GERAGHTY: We’ll get the official spending numbers in …
Sanford: I’m Eager to Share a Stage With My Opponent
Down in South Carolina’s first congressional district, Republican nominee and former governor Mark Sanford is relaunching his campaign with a furiously busy schedule, eager to refocus the race about any topic besides his former marriage, his current fiancée, …
Colbert Busch Appears to Prefer a . . . Selective Campaigning Schedule
How much will voters in South Carolina’s first congressional district see of Elizabeth Colbert Busch before Election Day?
Next week’s debate at the Medical University of South Carolina, sponsored by the AARP and Channel 2, is now canceled. Mark …
Sanford: Let’s Do At Least Four Debates This Month
Remember how Elizabeth Sanford Busch, the Democrat running for Congress in South Carolina’s First Congressional District, seemed a little shaky in one of her first national television appearances?
It appears Mark Sanford’s campaign wants to get the two …
The 2014 Democrats: They Have No Opinions on Anything!
Today’s Morning Jolt points out that some sources contradict a Washington Post report on sequester cuts hurting cancer patients; discusses whether the term “entitlements” helps or hurts effort to reform those programs, and then has this bit of political …
Colbert Busch Boldly Announces that Fraud and Waste Are Bad
Elizabeth Colbert Busch hasn’t done a lot of national press interviews in her bid for the U.S. House down in South Carolina; one of her first was with Chuck Todd on the Daily Rundown:
Her answers on policy …
Yes, Let’s Meet Those Candidates in South Carolina!
From the Wednesday edition of the Morning Jolt . . .
Mark Sanford Wants a Shot at Redemption; He Doesn’t Want to End Up a Cartoon in a Cartoon Graveyard
Last night, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford beat his rival, Curtis …
The Name ‘Pelosi,’ the Voldemort of Red House Districts
Today’s Morning Jolt features a preview of the Benghazi hearings, praise for an NR colleague, and then last night’s big news#…#
This Just In from South Carolina: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Hey, Democrats. You just spent …
Colbert Busch: My Vote for Next Speaker Is ‘A Hypothetical’
The editorial board of the Hilton Head, S.C., Island Packet asked Elizabeth Colbert Busch why she ran as a Democrat.
She answered for several minutes, beginning with seeing an “incredible-looking” John Kennedy drive by in a black Lincoln Continental …
New Poll Shows Sanford, Colbert Busch Tied
For what it’s worth:
Less than a week before the contentious special election between Mark Sanford (R) and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (D), a RRH/PMI automated survey of 650 likely voters in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District finds the race as close …
Sanford, Colbert Busch Debate; Issues Accidentally Enter House Race
Last night’s debate between Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford aired on C-SPAN. (The video is not embeddable but can be seen here.)
The lead of the Post and Courier’s coverage of the Mark Sanford-Elizabeth Colbert Busch debate includes …
The NRCC, Harvesting a New Message on the Vine
I’ll end the week by sharing two items from the Friday edition of the Morning Jolt. First, a Jolt/Campaign Spot exclusive . . .
The NRCC, Harvesting a New Message on the Vine
Are you familiar with Vine?
It’s sort …
Colbert Busch took Money From Union That Opposed S.C. Boeing Plant
In her first television ad, Elizabeth Colbert Busch says she won’t take any special-interest pledges.
She’ll take their money, though. As of March 2013, Colbert Busch has taken $26,000 from unions:
She took $5,000 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers …
Sanford: Are $320,000-Per-Job Stimulus Projects Worth It?
If you’re wondering how Mark Sanford will attempt to shift the discussion in South Carolina’s first congressional district from you-know-what to actual policy issues, today his campaign offers its first example: whether the stimulus passed by the federal …
Gillibrand: Colbert Busch Needs Your Help, So Give My PAC Money!
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, is sending out a fundraising e-mail for Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
Well, she’s sort of raising money for the South Carolina Democrat. You see, if you click on the link, it gives you …
Colbert-Busch, the Candidate of Democrats and One Other Party . . .
According to Green Papers, a campaign-filing-tracking web site, the South Carolina Working Families Party nominated Elizabeth Colbert-Busch as their party’s candidate in the South Carolina special House election, and she will be appearing on that party’s ballot line.
Sanford Wins South Carolina House GOP Runoff
The Associated Press has called the South Carolina special House primary election for Mark Sanford.
At this hour, he leads with 14,227 votes to Bostic’s 11,552, a 55 percent to 44 percent split.
Charleston County, the most populous county in the district, is …