The sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert is gearing up to run for Congress in South Carolina.

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, 58, recently alerted the South Carolina Democratic Party that she'll be filing to run for the U.S. House seat on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. The election is to replace the seat vacated by now senator, Tim Scott (R-SC).

While Colbert-Busch's pundit brother has given nearly $800,000 to charities and political reform groups, he no longer has his Americans for a Better Tomorrow Super PAC, reported The State. With the dissolution of his Super PAC, he can only donate the maximum amount for an individual campaign contributor – $2,500.

“She does have a famous brother, but she has a great story to tell,” Bill Romjue, Colbert-Busch's campaign manager, told the New York Daily News. "She’s a very successful woman.”

Currently, Colbert-Busch is working at Clemson University, directing business development for their wind-turbine facility in Charleston, S.C. Prior to this position, she worked for Clemson's Restoration Institute.

The primary will be held on March 19, with the general election on May 7.

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