Mark Sanford, Elizabeth Colbert Busch crossing paths today in Charleston area

Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch will both talk at the Charleston Area chamber of commerce’s Pork and Politics in the Park event next to the Charleston Maritime Center about 5:30 p.m. today.

Afterward, both 1st District congressional candidates are expected to be in Goose Creek, where they’ll talk to that city’s NAACP chapter. That meeting is at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative office, 2 Spring Hall Drive. Green Party candidate Eugene Platt also is expected to speak there.

Today’s campaigning follows last night’s big debate, where about 500 people heard Sanford and Colbert Busch talk in detail about federal spending, health care, gun control and their own backgrounds.

Sanford, a former GOP governor, returned to the site of Monday’s debate today to address the Rotary Club’s lunch meeting. Colbert Busch, a businesswoman and Democrat, began campaigning at 1 p.m. at a Hilton Head Island park, where she is unveiling a support committee of veterans and military families.

Rotary member John Tecklenburg, whose politics lean Democratic, criticized Colbert Busch for turning down Rotary’s invitation, which would have been only the second debate between the two.

Both are expected to give separate remarks at two Charleston area sites later this afternoon.

The election is May 7.

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