Colbert Busch positive, encouraged after voting

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Mark Sanford speaks with a reporter as former S.C. Gov. Jim Edwards looks on during a campaign stop at a diner in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Monday, May 6, 2012. Sanford faces Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert, in a special congressional election in the state's 1st District on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Colbert (KOHL'-buhrt) Busch says she feels positive and encouraged in her U.S. House race against former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

Busch said Tuesday after she voted in Mount Pleasant that she is predicting victory.

Colbert Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR'), plans to spend the rest of the day manning phone banks to get out the vote in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District. Although the district is Republican on paper, the race is considered close.

Sanford is trying to make a political comeback after his career was sidelined by scandal four years ago. He said earlier that if he loses Tuesday, he will not again seek public office.