What Mark Sanford’s Victory Says About Modern Politics

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 7:35 am

There were two reasons to think the election was going to be closer than it was. The first was the only public pollster surveying the race, Public Policy Polling, had Sanford up by only one point but with momentum. Special elections with their unusual turnouts are traditionally very difficult to poll and last night’s was no exception. That is partly why no other pollsters even dared trying to poll the race.

 

Sanford Holds Single Point Lead Over Colbert Busch

By: Monday May 6, 2013 8:00 am

With the special election for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional district taking place tomorrow the race couldn’t be closer. According to a new PPP poll former Gov. Mark Sanford holds a single point lead over Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Colbert Busch Holds Nine Point Lead Over Sanford

By: Monday April 22, 2013 6:30 pm

Despite the strong Republican leanings of South Carolina’s 1st district it looks like Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is on track to win the special election. According to a new PPP poll she holds a nine point lead over former Gov. Mark Sanford.

Internal Poll Shows Elizabeth Colbert-Busch Leading Mark Sanford

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 4:35 pm

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (D), sister of Stephen Colbert, has released an internal poll showing her with a small lead over former Gov. Mark Sanford (R). According to the poll conducted by Lake Research Partners, Colbert Busch is at 47 percent in the special election for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional district, while Sanford is at only 44 percent.

Prop 8, DOMA, and South Carolina Cupcakes

By: Saturday March 30, 2013 9:00 am

This has been a big week in both religious and legal circles. As the US Supreme Court took up Hollingsworth v Perry (the Prop 8 case) and US v Windsor (the DOMA case), the Jewish community began their celebration of Passover and Christians were in the midst of Holy Week preparations for Easter. But outside of the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court, the push for marriage equality continues to move forward. Deep in that liberal hotbed of South Carolina, a famous cupcake bakery is making more news with their icing-covered statements in favor of marriage equality, and the campaign twitter feed of SC-01 Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch agrees that “It’s not holy to hate.”

Now *that’s* a sermon.

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