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      Colbert-Busch gets endorsement from Riley

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Charleston Mayor Joe Riley announced Thursday his support for the Democratic candidate in the 1st District Congressional race.

      "I'm here to proudly, enthusiastically endorse Elizabeth Colbert-Busch to be our next Congressperson and our Congresswoman from this area of South Carolina," he said from downtown Charleston.

      This is Colbert-Busch's second endorsement so far.

      She said she will strive to live up to Riley's legacy.{}

      "Mayor Riley knows who we are, he knows where we can go, and he knows what we'll be. He's a visionary. I want to follow his lead; I{}want to be like Mayor Riley," Colbert-Busch said.

      She also has a celebrity in her corner. Her brother, famed comedian and pundit Stephen Colbert, announced Thursday he was holding a fundraiser for Colbert-Busch at The Alley on Feb. 23.

      A private reception starts at 3 p.m. followed by a general reception from 4-6 p.m. There will also be bowling. Tickets for the general reception are $250.

      He and Colbert-Busch will also host a dinner at a private residence on the same night.

      The primary is scheduled for March 19.

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