Stephen Colbert attends fundraiser for sister

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Comedian Stephen Colbert is visiting his hometown of Charleston again to raise money for his sister's congressional campaign.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch faces former Gov. Mark Sanford and Green Party candidate Eugene Platt in next month's special election in the state's 1st Congressional District.

Stephen Colbert is attending a private reception and dinner on Saturday in Charleston.

The general reception is priced at $100 per person. For $1,500 a person or $2,600 a couple, patrons get a private dinner, reception and photos with Stephen Colbert.

The special election to fill the House seat once held by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is on May 7.

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