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From political 'House of Colbert', a South Carolina candidate called Lulu

Elizabeth Colbert Busch, also known as 'Lulu,' is running to fill a vacated South Carolina congressional seat. Does it help that her little brother is Stephen Colbert?

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(For the record, as USA Today pointed out, Colbert is not a journalist and his show is on cable, not broadcast TV, exempting him from the equal-time rule.)

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There’s just one problem. Colbert Busch is running as a Democrat.

“A., I take that as a personal affront,” Colbert said, “and two, there are so many great choices on the Republican side.”

Some 16 candidates have filed in the GOP primary. “Republicans are all over this election like white on Republicans,” Colbert said.

He went on to plug some of the GOP candidates including Ric “The Stick” Bryant, “The Electrifying” Keith Blandford, Elizabeth “Killing Them Softly” Moffly, and Chip “This is My Actual Name” Limehouse.

But it’s former Governor Sanford, who gained national attention when he said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail but was actually cavorting with his mistress in Argentina, that Colbert said he favors.

“At this point I'm leaning toward actual candidate and former governor of the Appalachian Trail – Mark Sanford. You see, I'm a family values conservative, and Mark, he just seems so steady.”

(Nonetheless, we heard Colbert will be raising campaign funds for his sister at a Feb. 22 benefit, according to a campaign invite.)

Colbert left his sister’s rivals, who no doubt watch his show, with this advice, honed, we're sure, over years of merciless sibling ribbing.

"Right after she makes a good point, repeat it back to her in a dumb voice,'' he said. "Trust me, it works.''

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