According to the WSJ, the National Republican Congressional Committee released a video on Twitter’s Vine app that attacks Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch on her pro-union stances on Friday. Stephen Colbert’s sister announced on January 18th with the news she will seek the House seat that was vacated by Sen. Tim Scott when he was nominated for the Senate by Governor Nikki Haley. The field includes former Gov. Mark Sanford, who is looking to repair his damaged political career.
The NRCC says this is the first time a political organization used Vine to launch a video to attack an opponent. The ad shows black and white images of sullen-faces with words “Colbert Busch and the labor unions mean fewer jobs for South Carolina.”
Busch is getting ready to face Mark Sanford, a former governor of South Carolina, on May 7th, 2013. Ms. Colbert Busch’s allies say she is “energetic campaigner” and her background as single mother and businesswoman will contrast Mr. Sanfords’ personal political history. The Public Policy Polling, a democratic firm in Raleigh, NC released a poll where voters found Ms. Colbert Busch led Mr. Sanford 47% to 45%.