Sanford vs. Colbert Busch: A Very ‘Special’ Election

A former Republican governor of a deeply Republican state is running for a deeply Republican U.S. House seat, but he is best known for claiming to be walking the Appalachian Trail while he was actually visiting his mistress in Argentina, and he has a court date two days after next Tuesday’s special election because he allegedly trespassed on his ex-wife’s property. His Democratic opponent has never run for office and would be totally unknown, except that her brother is one of the nation’s most popular comedians.

They aren’t called special elections for nothing. [cont.]

Kyle Kondik, U.Va. Center for Politics