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Sanford, Colbert Busch contend for House seat

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Voters in coastal South Carolina on Tuesday will choose between former Republican Governor Mark Sanford and Democratic businesswoman Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a personality-driven House race that has drawn national attention. A poll released on Sunday showed a tight race between the political veteran and the first-time candidate, with Sanford leading 47 percent to 46 percent over Colbert Busch, whose brother is television political satirist Stephen Colbert.

Tight race for House seat as South Carolina voters head to polls

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - Former Republican South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has gained momentum ahead of Tuesday's election against Democratic political newcomer Elizabeth Colbert Busch, but the House race remains too close to call, a new poll shows.

UPDATE 1-In South Carolina, disgraced former governor seeks a resurrection

* Four years after affair, Sanford runs for Congress seat * Quiet period on his farm since 2011 * Republican primary foes include son of Ted Turner (Edits, updates detail on fundraisers in paragraph 13) By Samuel P. Jacobs CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 24 (Reuters) - The appearance by a candidate for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District here last week was delayed. The event's co-host, an undertaker, had been detained at his funeral home by an unexpected "delivery."

In South Carolina, disgraced former governor seeks a resurrection

* Four years after affair, Sanford runs for Congress seat * Quiet period on his farm since 2011 * Republican primary foes include son of Ted Turner By Samuel P. Jacobs CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 24 (Reuters) - The scheduled appearance by a candidate for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District here last week was behind schedule. The event's co-host, an undertaker, had been detained at his funeral home by an unexpected "delivery."
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