Sanford has cash edge heading into election

Sanford has cash edge heading into election (Image 1)
Sanford has cash edge heading into election (Image 1)

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has a slight edge in cash heading into the final days of the heated congressional race in state's 1st District.

Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Sanford had about $285,000 in his campaign war chest as of April 17. His Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Colbert (KOHL'-buhrt) Busch, had about $255,000.

Colbert-Busch and Sanford to debate Monday evening at the Citadel

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But the Colbert Busch total is expected to grow. Her brother, comedian Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR'), visits Charleston on Saturday for a private fundraising event. For $1,500 a person or $2,600 a couple, patrons get a private dinner, reception and photos with Stephen Colbert.

The special election to fill the House seat once held by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is May 7.

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