Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (left), Mark Sanford (right)
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Republican Mark Sanford and Democratic Elizabeth Colbert Busch are hitting the campaign trail after mixing it up in the only scheduled debate of their South Carolina congressional race. The special election is next Tuesday.
The two squared off Monday before a crowd of about 500 at The Citadel in Charleston. Colbert Busch stressed she would use her business experience to bring in jobs while Sanford, a former two-term governor trying to revive a political career damaged by an extramarital affair, said he was the best candidate to control government spending.
Asked how she did, Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert, said "I rocked it." Sanford said he'd leave it to the pundits to decide.