The best Democratic candidate for the South Carolina 1st special election is Elizabeth Colbert-Busch(she pronounces Colbert as "Coal-Bert"), and one of the main issues that she brings upis wind energy. Her "Why Elizabeth page" has this to say:
I am a business professional, integral in bringing the world’s largest wind turbine testing facility and thousands of wind energy jobs to the region.Colbert-Busch has also been endorsed by Congressman Jim Clyburn and has Lawrence O'Donnell's support as he interviewed her on last night's Last Word.
The Charleston City Paper notes that in 2008, Obama won 54% of the vote in Charleston County and a Democrat came within 4 points of unseating a Republican in Congress. If former Gov. Mark Sanford emerges as the winner in a 16 Republican pileup....er primary, there will likely be some energized Democrats and some very dispirited Republicans, and Colbert-Busch would have a serious shot at winning this seat.
Remember, the Democratic primary is on March 19th and the special election itself is on May 7th.
The deadline to vote to register in the primary has already passed, but the deadline to register to vote in the special election is April 6th. . This is the first major election in South Carolina that will require a Photo ID. To find Your Polling Place, use this link.