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Congressional race in 1st District gaining national attention

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The race for the open congressional seat in South Carolina is getting a lot of national attention.

Ted Turner's son, Stephen Colbert's sister, and a former governor are all vying for the same seat.

Many say it's one of the most interesting special elections in any state in years.

Former Governor Mark Sanford may need no introduction, but he has to win against 15 other GOP rivals, one of those, Teddy Turner, the son of CNN founder Ted Turner.

Also on the ballot, and one of only two democrats, is Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of Comedian Stephen Colbert.

Carroll Campbell III, son of another former South Carolina governor, says it's getting so much attention because of these high profile players.

"I hope all of these people are getting in the race for the right reasons," Campbell said. "And I hope they have a burning desire to go to Washington to make a difference and it's not some sort of personal ego trip that they're on, because that's all we need are more of those types of folks in Washington."

Campbell also ran for the first congressional seat in 2010.

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