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Democratic candidate for U.S. District 1 seat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch reacts to Sanford win

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The Elizabeth Colbert-Busch for Congress campaign released a statement reacting to Mark Sanford's special election primary victory over Curtis Bostic late Tuesday night.

"I look forward to a vigorous campaign that focuses on creating jobs, balancing our country's budget and choosing an independent-minded leader who shares the values of the great people of South Carolina," Elizabeth Colbert Busch said. "As a businesswoman, I will use my experience to cut waste in Washington, lower tax rates so small businesses can create jobs and do the people of South Carolina proud as their representative."

"We need a voice in Washington who stands up for South Carolina solutions - not either political party. And my business experience will get the job done."

Recently released internal polling by the Colbert-Busch campaign showed her leading Sanford by as much as 3 points ahead of Tuesday's run-off. A separate poll conducted by the independent Public Policy Polling group also showed Colbert Busch leading Sanford with 45% favorability with just 31% unfavorability to Sanford's 34% favorability and 58% unfavorability rating.

"The families of this district need a representative who they can trust," campaign spokesman James Smith said. "Mark Sanford simply has the wrong values for our community - whether that's his terms as Governor or the last time he was in Congress, where he opposed commonsense measures like the Violence Against Women Act, which provides shelters and resources for domestic violence survivors. On issue after issue, Mark Sanford doesn't reflect the values of South Carolina."

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