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It’s Official: Sanford Facing Colbert Busch In South Carolina

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford attends the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (credit:Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford attends the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (credit:Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — The race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat has turned into the big-name contest political junkies had hoped for.

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican trying to make a comeback after his political career was derailed by his admission of an extramarital affair four years ago, faces Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. The special election is May 7.

Sanford defeated former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Bostic in the GOP primary runoff Tuesday, clearing another hurdle in his quest for political redemption.

Colbert Busch, a businesswoman, has long aspired to political office. She says jobs are her top priority.

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