Finally a Democrat Stephen Colbert can support: His older sister won the Democratic primary in a South Carolina congressional race.
The satirist broke from his "Colbert Report" conservative character to back Elizabeth Colbert Busch in her first run for office. His backing included holding a breakfast fundraiser last month (pictured).
She may face a high-profile opponent in the May 7 special election, in a distict that leans heavily Republican: Disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford, who famously went missing in 2009 before admitting he was having an affair, is headed to a run-off election.
He and his opponent, Curtis Bostic, topped a Republican field of 16 candidates that included Teddy Turner, the conservative son of liberal media mogul Ted Turner.
The candidates are running to replace Tom Scott, who was named to replaced Sen. Jim DeMint. DeMint announced his resignation last year.