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By The Associated Press
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 7:38 p.m.
 

CHARLESTON, S.C. — While comedian Stephen Colbert has pretended to run for the president of the United States of South Carolina, his sister really is seeking a vacant congressional seat in the state.

Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch plans to file next week to enter the race for the 1st District, her campaign manager Bill Romjue said Friday.

She'll join a notable list of candidates: Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican who derailed his career when he had an affair with an Argentine woman, and Teddy Turner, the son of media magnate Ted Turner, are among 10 Republicans running in the GOP-leaning district.

Colbert-Busch is a Charleston native like her brother and is development director at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in nearby North Charleston.

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