The Rachel Maddow Show | March 19, 2013
>>> today was election day in south carolina . polls closed as of roughly three hours ago. it's the special election to fill the tim scott congressional seat. tim scott is now a senator. they moved him up when jim demint resigned. it left the seat open and today was the primary to figure out who was going to get to return for it. one of the republican candidates is mark sanford and he has appeared to clear his first hurdle for a return to politics.
>> maybe with 99% reporting in south carolina , governor mark sanford is leading the opposition trail by 30%, however, he needed to get over 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff. now, looks like there will be a runoff and that will happen on april 2nd . the democrat in the race will be elizabeth busch. yes, she is steven colbert 's sister and won easily. she cleared the 50% hurdle and then some. she will be in the general election . that's your update on election day today. but we will be