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Stephen Colbert is once again getting involved in political campaigns, and this time it looks like he might be serious. The conservative talking-head satirist is officially endorsing a Democrat for Congress in his home state - his sister.
According to a WMBF News in South Carolina, Colbert will start out by holding a few fundraisers sibling Elizabeth Colbert Busch this weekend at a local bowling alley and another at a fundraising dinner at a private residence. Bigger money donors will get a signed book and a meet-and-greet with the Comedy Central Anchor.
Colbert has already gone on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to deliver a few plugs for his sister. It’ll be an uphill battle for Colbert Busch, who is running as a Democrat in a heavily-Republican 1st Congressional district, according to the Washington Post.
Colbert has toyed with elections before, especially for 2012, but mostly as comedy stunts for his show. He previously created a super PAC and formed an "Exploratory Committee for President of the United States of South Carolina," a poke at presidential hopefuls.
Technically, he could use any and all of that super PAC money and put it towards ads for his sister, or maybe some smears against her competitor. However, he did donate the Super PAC funds to Hurricane Sandy relief in December.