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UPDATED: Colberts to Host Fundraisers in NYC and Charleston

Scheduled for February 22 in Upper West Side of Manhattan and February 23 in Charleston.

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.

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Ambassador February 08, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Three comments about the ridiculous statements made by others. 1. Hey reg: This fundraiser is not about family, it is about elitist crap and her self-promoting brother and his rich friends from elsewhere. 2. He John: I agree on your comments on Haley. If anything it is worse with Haley and just plain wrong--she is either stupid, ignorant or really does not care 3. I like the way both of you like to mix your apples and oranges. This is about the Colberts and their pretentious elitist ways, and has nothing to do with Haley, which, as I said in Comment # 2, I agree that if you cannot win from support in your own state you are a hypocrite just trying to buy yourself an office. It stinks. Does this satisfy both of you or are you part of this political fanaticism that is not interested in what anyone else says or thinks--it is your way or the highway..
Shawn Drury February 08, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Ambassador, it sounds like you'd be in favor of campaign finance reform that would limit the amount of money a candidate could raise from out of state.
reg February 08, 2013 at 09:26 PM
The colbert's have "pretentious elitist ways"??? Come again? Because she knows people in another state who might contribute to her campaign? Can you name for me ONE legitimate congressional campaign that does NOT get campaign donations from folks who live in other states? From friends and family who live elsewhere? And how, exactly is she in any way "elitist?" Because she has a brother who hit it big? Hmmmm --- there's Haley getting money in 2010 from all over by efforts of Palin, then getting tons from GA in exchange for screwing over our own port in exchange for theirs; there's Scott getting money from every state's Club for Growth org, there's the guy in Philadelphia who contributes close to half a million in every election year to almost every Republican running for state gov, and all the GOP house folks who win their elections somehow find it necessary to siphon any money they have leftover in their campaign accounts to an "advisor" in Mt Pleasant, who just so happens to be another Republican state rep ..... But, according to the Honorable Ambassador, one has an actual fundraiser (that doesn't involve bribery or interparty money laundering), and that person must be "pretentious, self-promoting and elitist" I think you're rather pretentious then, jackambass --- you think people reading this are dopey enough to fall for your troll trash? Get a life.
stanley seigler February 09, 2013 at 09:16 AM
re: '...sounds like you'd be in favor of campaign finance reform' sounds like some folks have no idea what they are in favor of and their basic response to any attempt at a meaningful discussion is an adhom attack...and completely irrelevant misinformation...
van crause February 09, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Lawyers, wannabe stars, politicians..............= sewer rats. This is America. "COLBERT" please what a joke go back to Tiger Town or stay in NY.

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