May 07, 2013
Chairman Israel’s Statement on the Results of the Special Election in SC-01
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on the results of the special election in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional district:
“House Republicans’ outreach to women voters now has Mark Sanford as the face. Republicans now have to defend him and stand with him until Election Day.
In this deep red Republican district that Mitt Romney won by 18 points, the fact that the Democrat made this competitive is a testament to the strength of Elizabeth Colbert Busch as a candidate and the Republican habit of nominating flawed candidates. Democrats will be aggressive and drive deep into Republican-held territory this cycle to find districts with flawed Republican candidates where we can compete.
I want to congratulate Elizabeth Colbert Busch on her superb, hard-fought campaign and thank her for her work. On behalf of the DCCC, I wish her well in all of her next endeavors.”