Rose to help Colbert Busch in 1st District

Bobbie Rose (File photo)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch is getting help in her race for South Carolina's1st District congressional seat from someone who has tried before.

Colbert Busch said Wednesday that Bobbie Rose will serve as a special adviser to her campaign. Rose ran for the seat last year by was defeated by incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Scott.

Scott's seat was left vacant when he was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Rose had planned to run again, but decided not to just prior to Monday's filing deadline.

Colbert Busch is the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert and is 1 of 3 Democrats running.

There are 16 Republicans, including former Gov. Mark Sanford. The district runs from the Charleston area to Hilton Head Island.