South Carolina: SPECIAL ELECTION – A POLITICAL CONTEST OR POPULARITY CONTEST?
In a district where Republican Tim Scott won the seat with sixty-eight percent of the vote, you would think that a two-term former Governor, Mark Sanford, would be a “shoe-in.” After all, the First District of South Carolina hasn’t elected a Democrat in thirty years. On May 7, voters will choose between Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (otherwise known as “Lulu”) and Mark Sanford. In a recent | Read More »
Why hold Mark Sanford to a higher standard than Ted Kennedy?
Cross-posted from The Quinton Report I previously wrote about how I thought Sanford would be bad for the 1st District in South Carolina back before the runoff in the Republican Primary. Now that he’s won the primary, I haven’t changed my mind. I didn’t blog anymore on the primary or runoff, but from what I’d been hearing from friends following the race both in the | Read More »
The Busch League Campaign of Elizabeth COLBERT!!!!! Busch Goes Straight to Race Baiting
Elizabeth COLBERT Busch, who if you must know is like OMG Becky she’s Stephen Colbert’s sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!, is taking money from groups who are opposed to Boeing making the 787 in South Carolina. That’s not playing well. She tried to deflect it by pointing out Mark Sanford got contributions from the same unions. Except . . . well . . . it was actually Sanford Bishop | Read More »
SC-01 Special Election Primary Runoff (GOP) Open Thread.
Mark Sanford vs. Curtis Bostic. Polls closed at 7 PM: will put up links to results when I find them. [UPDATE: Politico's results here.] [FURTHER UPDATE: Looks like it's Mark Sanford.]
Yes I Still Support Mark Sanford
I have no hesitation in continuing to support Mark Sanford. I recognize that there is greater risk in supporting Sanford. He is far more easily attacked in the general than Bostic, his rival in the runoff. He is far less able to attack his eventual Democratic opponent. But there is far more reward with Mark Sanford and it is a risk I am willing to | Read More »
Governor Sanford making comeback in District One Congressional Race.
After some confusion on redistricting and polling locations, it was encouraging to see that voters, in SC District One, today, had to present a photo ID to vote. With ID in hand, I placed my Republican vote in the Congressional Primary to replace (now, Senator) Tim Scott. I see no issue whatsoever with handing over my driver’s license before I vote. The only problem with | Read More »
The South Carolina 1st Congressional District Special Election Primary Open Thread.
At the moment, it looks like a runoff is likely: Mark Sanford is ahead, but he’s only getting about 35% of the vote. Will link to updated results when I get a good one. [UPDATE: Politico's results are here.] Moe Lane PS: The Democrat nominee will be Elizabeth Colbert Busch; based on the fact that she’s getting less votes than Sanford and the general makeup | Read More »
SC District One Primary – Dangerous!
This is a defining moment for South Carolina Politics and the Nation for that matter, as liberal policy and socialist movements seem to be overtaking our Country. On Tuesday, voters in South Carolina District One go to the polls for a special primary election to replace the vacated seat of, now, Senator Tim Scott. Polls put former Governor, Mark Sanford, at 35% just last week. | Read More »
Lindsey Graham is dead wrong on libertarianism; should be primaried
As Mark Levin calls him, the “Arlen Specter of South Carolina” is running his mouth against libertarians again. Associating them with anti-war liberals…oh wait, where have they gone? Anyhow, you might remember one of his previous attacks, in which he claimed libertarians have no place in the Republican party. Needless to say he got booed by the audience, and was subsequently smacked down by Governor | Read More »
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Mark Sanford Starts His Ad Campaign
Mark Sanford, running for Congress in SC-01 to replace now Senator Tim Scott, has his first ad campaign up and going starting today.His ad touches on the scandal that drove him from office and his record as a fighter for limited government.You can find out more at MarkSanford.com
Govs. Haley, McDonnell & McCrory Urge Drilling the Atlantic Offshore
In the end, there’s either oil and gas is the Atlantic OCS or there’s not. If there’s not, there’s virtually no environmental risk in drilling.
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Haley on Healthcare: Part Three
In the final part of my three part interview with Governor Nikki Haley, we discussed how the subject of gun control found it’s way into the health care debate and the question of South Carolina’s role going forward in the fight against Obamacare. In the recent executive actions Obama signed, one was to “clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their | Read More »
I Endorse Mark Sanford for Congress
On June 23, 2009, I wrote a defense of Mark Sanford buying his story that he was on the Appalachian trail, when he was really chasing Argentinian tail. The next day it blew up in my face. There was a scandal. He had committed adultery. He had run off to Argentina in an irresponsible act. I wrote at the time What Mark Sanford did was | Read More »
Haley on HealthCare: Part Two
Previously, I covered the first portion of my interview with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. In the next part of our discussion, Governor Haley relayed the efforts by South Carolina to improve health care in the state. “We are taking the lead in the country on payment reform. We had $40 million alone in payments and we tied it to performance. Which meant that we | Read More »
Haley on HealthCare: Part One
Now that Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second term, the focus will again turn to ObamaCare and health care exchanges. A key component of ObamaCare, health care exchanges are to be set up by the states giving consumers a limited amount of options to purchase health care in their state. Those that traditionally cannot afford to purchase health care will be given | Read More »