Friday, January 18, 2013
Entry sure to bring even greater interest to an already-compelling race.
COLUMBIA, SC -- Patch has confirmed that Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, will seek the Democratic nomination for the First Congressional District. She will file her candidacy papers on Tuesday according Amanda Loveday, Executive Director of the South Carolina Democratic Party. Colbert-Busch is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Clemson University’s Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility. Previously, she was the Director of Business Development for Clemson University’s Restoration Institute. The Mount Pleasant resident has three children and two grandchildren and deep ties to the Lowcountry. This will be her first foray into public life. Based on name recognition and her ability to compete …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Uses Facebook to 'taunt' the South Carolina native and 'Colbert Report' anchor.
Gov. Nikki Haley has made it clear she won't be selecting Stephen Colbert to fill the senate seat vacated by the resignation of Jim DeMint. When DeMint's announced he'd been stepping down, Colbert immediately seized on the opportunity and thousands of his fans sent messages supporting him via Twitter and Facebook. Sources told Patch earlier this week Haley will pick one of these five candidates. Haley said Colbert's inablility to name the state drink during an appearance she made in April on his show was enough to disqualify him. Watch their exchange here. But that does not mean the Governor won't be having some fun with the "faux conservative." Haley took to her Facebook page today to further explain her decision to rule out Colbert. The …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
60 percent say country headed in wrong direction, most not feeling stressed
The latest Winthrop University poll of South Carolinians showed doubts about the direction of the country and about which Palmetto Staters had the biggest national profile. The poll, released Wednesday, found that more people (11.8 percent) believed Gov. Nikki Haley to be the most nationally recognized South Carolinian, ahead of Sen. Jim DeMint (5.8 percent) and comedian Stephen Colbert (4.1 percent). Almost 43 percent of those surveyed said they could not think of anyone or didn't know which South Carolinian had the greatest national profile. Though South Carolinians viewed Haley as an influential national figure, many expressed doubts over whether her endorsement of Gov. Mitt Romney had any impact on the South Carolina primary. The …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Stephen Colbert asked South Carolinians to vote Herman Cain, which was a vote for 'Corporations are People.'
Some voters in the Palmetto state were in on the joke. TV host and conservative spoofer Stephen Colbert made a last-minute push to have voters vote for Herman Cain. He told supporters at the College of Charleston Friday that if that was a joke, then the Supreme Court decision that allows the formation of unlimited fundraising and spending from Super PACs is also a joke. That's why he asked S.C. voters to vote for Cain and support the soundbite "Corporations are People." And judging by Cain grabbing more votes than any other dropped-out candidate, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry who dropped out earlier in the week, some of the voters in the state agree. South Carolina's open primary process, which allows Democrats and independents to also …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain joins Stephen Colbert on stage at the Cistern Friday.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON — Coming to the S.C. GOP presidential primary too late to appear on the ballot, South Carolina native and conservative TV host Stephen Colbert asked the 3,500 people who attended his rally Friday at the Cistern to cast their ballots for Herman Cain, who also joined Colbert on stage. A vote for Cain is a vote for Colbert and his principles of corporate personhood. Colbert has been flaunting his not-coordinated Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC and the Citizens United decision with the Supreme Court that, as he said, was a big push for "corporate civil rights." While the 3,500 people waited for more than three hours for Colbert appeared warm to the candidate, who is still in the exploratory …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Charleston's own GOP spoofer Stephen Colbert hosts 'Rock Me Like a Herman Cain' Friday at College of Charleston.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON — Stephen Colbert, host of the "Colbert Report" and conservative character, will host an event dubbed "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain" at 1 p.m. Friday at the Cistern, according to the college's media relations office. Colbert is running for President of the United States in South Carolina, but he threw his hat into the GOP presidential primary too late to appear on the ballot. So he's told his audience members that a vote for now-dropped out candidate Herman Cain is a vote for Colbert. Colbert is a Charleston native and has previously meddled in the 2008 Democratic primary when he ran as a Republican, but was denied being placed on the ballot. In late 2011, he sought to gain the naming rights of the S.C. GOP debate and …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Comedian says he'll pay $400,000 in primary costs
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The State: S.C. native talks with S.C. GOP fell through.
Charleston native Stephen Colbert is back to playfully meddle in South Carolina's political primaries — this time offering big bucks for the naming rights of the GOP Primary and to get a question on the ballot poking fun at GOP primary candidate Mitt Romney. The State is reporting that Colbert met with Republican Party leaders in South Carolina. The state GOP, trying to raise money to pay for the primary, eventually declined to name the primary “The Colbert Nation Super PAC Presidential Primary.” The host of a satirical news program on Comedy Central, Colbert's faux conservative character made a splash in the 2008 primary with his failed attempt to get his name on the South Carolina primary ballot. He's not just stopping with an attempt to…