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Colbert Busch wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House District 1 seat

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Colbert Busch takes the stage Tuesday night. Colbert Busch takes the stage Tuesday night.
CHARLESTON, SC -

The Democratic primary results have been called and many say they're not surprised.

The winner on the Republican side will face Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Colbert Busch will face the Republican nominee in a May 7 special election. She won the Democratic nomination Tuesday night over Ben Frasier.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch will move on in the race to fill the seat vacated by former Representative Tim Scott.

Colbert Busch was at the polls Tuesday at Moultrie Middle School with her husband and said the nice spring weather for Tuesday's election was indication of a new beginning, and she was right.

"This is absolutely incredible," she said Tuesday night. "What a wonderful night. It's the start of a new beginning, right?"

She was the Democratic favorite and is the sister of Steven Colbert.  The businesswoman was on a short list of Democratic candidates, as well as Frasier, who has been on the Democratic primary ballot three times since 1972.
 
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley has thrown his support behind Colbert Busch, fueling her run for the 1st District Congressional seat.
 
She has said her focus is the economy and getting the budget in line.

Colbert Busch says they'll celebrate, but Wednesday they will press on to the general election.
 
The general election for the congressional seat is in May, following a runoff election to solidify a Republican candidate in just a few weeks.

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