Taegan Goddard, Publisher, Political Wire

You might think this is the political off-season, but you’d be wrong. In South Carolina, a special election for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. Why is one seat in a medium-sized southern state interesting political talk? Because it’s a battle between former Gov. Mark Sanford – yes, he’s the one who said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he in fact was liaising in South America – and Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a businesswoman and Stephen Colbert’s sister. Then there’s Virginia, where the off-year election will be a first major sign of what we might expect in the 2014 midterms. Who do we call when we want to talk politics? Taegan Goddard, of course. He’s Publisher of Political Wire. (Originally broadcast 5-5-13 on The John Batchelor Show)

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