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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford hugs friend Julia Flood of Mount Pleasant, S.C., after he voted in Charleston, S.C., on April 2, 2013.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford hugs friend Julia Flood of Mount Pleasant, S.C., after he voted in Charleston, S.C., on April 2, 2013.

Why South Carolina’s Special Election Is Bizarre

The special election in South Carolina’s Charleston-area 1st District has atypical timing (May 7), will generate low voter-turnout and pits the sister of a television celebrity against a former governor seeking redemption after scandal. Simply put, it’s an unusual race....

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Comedian Stephen Colbert gives a cheers in front of a giant paper mache puppet of himself in Washington.

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Comedian Stephen Colbert gives a cheers in front of a giant paper mache puppet of himself in Washington.

Colbert Raising Money For Sister’s South Carolina Congressional Bid

It’s all in the family. Stephen Colbert is raising campaign funds for an older sister seeking a U.S. House seat in their native South Carolina. The political satirist, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” will appear at a dinner...

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