The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty is down in South Carolina covering the closing hours of the special election between Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Here are a few of the photos she's snapped along the way:

1. Here's Sanford in Beaufort delivering his closing argument to seven-year-old Nick Rauch (hint: he's the one in the elephant get-up).

2. Sanford also ran into Devin Taylor, the University of South Carolina defensive end who was drafted by the Detroit Lions a couple of weeks back:

3. And here's Colbert Busch with her own not-so-coincidental celebrity encounter: Bowzer from Sha Na Na, who was campaigning with her at Matt's Barbershop in Summerville.