Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of satirist Stephen Colbert who is running for U.S. House in South Carolina's First District, received an endorsement Thursday from a top southern Democrat.
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), the longtime congressman and former civil rights leader, offered his support of Colbert Busch, calling her a "friend" and "sister."
“Elizabeth Colbert Busch is my friend and my sister. I am endorsing her in the Special Election for South Carolina’s First District. The Colbert family has always been a strong advocate for all the people of South Carolina. I have visited the First District and know they need a powerful voice in Washington; Elizabeth can be that voice. I know she will be a hard working and dedicated Member of Congress who speaks up and speaks out for the people she serves. She has never been afraid to get in the way. Elizabeth Colbert Busch deserves the help and support of all the people of the Lowcountry.”
Colbert Busch, who will run in the Democratic primary election on March 19, issued a statement Thursday saying she was honored to receive an endorsement from Lewis.
“It would be the greatest honor imaginable for me to work with a man of his stature. To have the endorsement of someone who is universally recognized for his courage and leadership is humbling. I promise to work tirelessly for the people in the 1st District and justify the confidence that they and Rep. Lewis have placed in me.”