NOTE: This story has been updated to include information on Charleston event.
Elizabeth Colbert Busch has generated quite a bit of interest with her first foray into politics. As a sister to Stephen Colbert she was sure to get attention when she declared her candidacy for the First Congressional District race. That got her a mention on the comedian's show last night.
But now comes the matter of trying to win the Democratic nomination and eventually the general election--no easy task considering the First is strongly Republican. She'll have to raise plenty of money to compete. Stephen Colbert delivered some free air time but where he can help the most is in fundraising, which he'll do in a couple of weeks.
He'll be hosting a "Special Evening" on Friday, February 22 in the home of a New York City couple. A private reception with photos starts at 6 p.m. and a general reception starts at 6:30. To get on the guest list it will cost $1,000.
At 8 p.m. the Colberts will dine at an Upper West Restaurant.
Taking part in the reception and a personalized book signing will cost $2,600. Participating in the whole event will set you back $5,200.
Full details for the event can be found here.
They'll do it all again the following day in Charleston. A private reception starts at 3 p.m. and a general reception with bowling (yes, bowling) from 4-6 p.m.
The reception takes place at The Alley in Charleston.
At 6:30 there will be dinner at a venue to be announced.
Tickets for the general reception are a bit cheaper for the Charleston event at $250. The contribution for the private reception and the entire evening are the same as in New York.
Full details for the Charleston event can be found here.