You Can Finally Vote for a Colbert – Stephen’s Sister Elizabeth, That Is [VIDEO]
Fans of noted – and hilarious – political satire genius Stephen Colbert have been waiting, in obvious futility, for their favorite faux conservative to run for office for years. Well, they're finally getting a little taste of what it would be like to have a Colbert on the political scene.
Just not the Colbert you’re thinking of.
The ‘Colbert Report’ host isn’t running for office, but his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch is. And, if you’re a fan, that’s at least a step in the right direction.
Of course, because she’s Stephen Colbert’s sister, the Democratic candidate (running in a special election to fill the seat Representative Tim Scott left open when he resigned) is considered to be somewhat of a novelty candidate. Especially since she’ll be on the ballot in a rather conservative South Carolina congressional district.
On the other hand, experts say she'll have a leg up on fundraising since her famous brother has already mentioned her on more than one occasion to help boost her visibility.
"Lulu has a job to do, and that's run for Congress. I have a job to do and that's to make jokes," he told the AP, using his family's nickname for his sister. "But I want people to know this is her own thing. It's not me doing anything."
Is Elizabeth worried his celebrity might harm her chances?
"I'm not. I'm so proud of what he is and what he has accomplished," she told reporters from her campaign office in Charleston, S.C. "But when people see what I have done and they know the work we have done and they know me as a person and a professional, it will be fine."