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    Colbert’s Sister Running for Senate

    FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2012, file photo, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford leaves a talk on federal fiscal policy at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Sanford confirmed Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, he is engaged to the Argentine woman, Maria Belen Chapur, who he secretly left the state to visit under the cover story he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. Sanford said a statement announcing his engagement provided to CNN is accurate. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith, File)

Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before the Federal Election Commission in Washington, Thursday, June 30, 2011. Colbert, who formed a "super PAC" earlier this year and won approval from the Federal Election Commission to begin taking contributions on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011,  is encouraging Iowans to vote for "Rick Parry" during Saturday's test vote for Republican presidential candidates (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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    This is not a bit for his show. Stephen Colbert’s sister, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, is expect to vie for the same South Carolina congressional seat sought by disgraced former governor Mark Sanford. Colbert-Busch is expected to file Tuesday to run for the Democratic Party in a special election. Though Stephen Colbert has launched two mock bids for president in the past, this will be Colbert-Busch’s first go at national office. In addition to a famous brother, Colbert-Bush has quite the backstory. Her father and two of her brothers were killed in a plane crash in 1974, she once married a man who ended up on America’s Most Wanted, and was sitting in a building across from the World Trade Center when the towers went down on 9/11. She can handle this.

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