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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Democrat Elizabeth Colbert (KOHL'-buhrt) Busch says she disagrees with the $3.7 trillion federal budget President Obama is sending to Congress.

Colbert Busch, running for the state's vacant 1st District congressional seat, says the budget doesn't balance and doesn't cut enough.

She says cutting spending and lowering taxes are key to small businesses creating jobs. She says the budget should focus on wasteful spending but says she objects to it cutting benefits for seniors.

Colbert Busch says neither Obama's budget nor Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan has fiscal approaches acceptable to South Carolina families.

Colbert Busch faces former Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, in the May 7 special election for the seat left vacant when Republican Tim Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate.

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