Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’
By Albert N. Milliron, Political Editor-in-Chief The Ex-wife of Mark Sanford, Jenny Sanford, will not be running against him for congress according to reports. There was wide speculation that Jenny Sanford would be running against her ex-Husband former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford for District 1 congressional seat vacated by Tim Scott. South Carolina politics has always been a scandalous spectator sport, but no such luck this time Sanford vs. Sanford? Dream on, political (and drama) junkies Pop some popcorn and take a front-row seat. The South Carolina electoral scene, endlessly mesmerizing in a train-wreck sort of way, could feature a Sanford vs. Sanford contest. Though it’s unlikely, that imaginary race tops the holiday wish list for anyone who likes politics [...]
https://twitter.com/Politisite/status/289110794841513984 1. South Carolina (courtesy of AmandaSC): “Andrew Jackson. John C. Calhoun. Civil War. Fort Sumter. Confederate Flag. Ben Tillman. Strom Thurmond. Lee Atwater. First in the South. McCain vs. Bush. Lindsey Graham. Fritz Hollings. Charleston. Stephen Colbert. Appalachian Trail. Andre Bauer. Mark Sanford. Jenny Sanford. Nikki Haley. Tim Scott. Jim DeMint. Alvin Greene. “Clearly South Carolina is the most interesting and has been for years. Where else can a person like Alvin Greene be connected by ‘six degrees of separation’ from statesmen like Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun, all by using relevant political persons/hot issues of the past 30 years? That’s right: Nowhere. “After all, the quote that has been true [...]
We are sad to report that Associated Press Reporter Jim Davenport has died. Jim was a respected reporter who doggedly covered South Carolina Politics. Jim often sat next to us when we were covering political events. We were proud to be one of Jim's few follows on Twitter. Thank you, Jim, for being a good example of a journalist. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Debra and family. Jim Davenport, an Associated Press reporter who worked doggedly to inform people in South Carolina about what their governors, lawmakers and other powerful officials were doing with their tax money and their influence, died Monday, according to his wife, Debra. He was 54. Davenport died after battling cancer for two years. Davenport was a tenacious reporter. He not only was the first reporter [...]
South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly released the following statement today after Governor Nikki Haley appointed U.S. Representative Tim Scott (SC-1) as South Carolina's 56th United States Senator. "South Carolina Republicans are thrilled with Governor Haley's historic selection of Rep. Scott. "Rep. Scott embodies our American dream. He is a man of faith, a small businessman, and a consistent voice for common sense reforms. We look forward to Rep. Scott carrying Senator Jim DeMint's torch of conservative leadership."
Monday, December 17, 12:00 PM: Gov. Haley will hold a press conference to announce her appointment to fill the vacancy created by United States Senator Jim DeMint’s retirement, Upstairs lobby outside the House and Senate chambers, Statehouse, Columbia, S.C. - (Source: Governor Nikki Haley Office) via S.C. Governor Nikki R. Haley - Recent News. Governor Nikki Haley will name Lowcountry House member Tim Scott to succeed U.S. Senator Jim DeMint via Reports: Haley to appoint Tim Scott to DeMint's seat The governor will make the announcement at noon at the State House in Columbia. She began informing the roster of finalists on Monday morning about her decision to go with Mr. Scott, who was the preferred candidate of many conservative leaders and groups in Washington. via [...]
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley today released the following statement regarding the process of filling the vacancy created by U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s retirement: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Photo Credit: Albert N. Milliron “As I continue to consider the impending U.S. Senate vacancy, many have discussed the possibility of a ‘placeholder’ appointee who would pledge to serve for only two years and not seek election to the seat in 2014. While there are some good arguments in favor of that approach, I believe the better case is against it. “I do not want to tie the next U.S. Senator from South Carolina's hands regarding future office. I do not want to deprive our state’s citizens of the chance to render their judgment on the appointee’s performance [...]
If there were an example of the ignorance of the electorate, this poll represents it. Public Policy Polling says that Comedy Centrals, Stephan Colbert should Replace DeMint. The poll further says that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley could improve her popularity by appointing Colbert. Comical at best, sad at least. There is a path back to popularity for Haley though: appointing Stephen Colbert to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate. Colbert tops the wish list of who South Carolina voters would like to see join that body at 20%, followed by Tim Scott at 15%, Trey Gowdy at 14%, Jenny Sanford at 11%, Henry McMaster and Mark Sanford at 8%, Jeff Duncan and Joe Wilson at 5%, and Mick Mulvaney at 4%. It's Democrats and independents- those voters Haley most needs to improve her standing [...]
Editors Note: So Now we have two sources close to South Carolina Nikki Haley that say her pick to replace resigning Senator Jim DeMint is Congressman Tim Scott....I mean Former Attorney Henry McMaster. Politisite's s offices are located in Columbia, SC. While we are hearing both names being tossed around, it all appears to be little more than speculation and good guesswork. McMaster endorsed Haley for Governor after he lost a primary fight to her in 2010. But just for Giggles, we will post yet another story that points to McMaster By Tony Lee Former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has emerged as one of the leading candidates to replace outgoing Republican South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, who is leaving the Senate to head the Heritage Foundation next [...]
Stephen Colbert has launched a Twitter campaign to get South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to appoint him to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, who announced he was quitting Thursday. And the problem is not that Colbert isn't qualified. It's that he's too qualified. "Let's see, you need someone young, someone conservative, someone from South Carolina, maybe someone who had a super PAC?" Colbert said on The Colbert Report Thursday night, as his left hand tried to smother his right. Sure. But let's be real. What you need to be a senator these days is the ability to "say words good on the TV." Colbert says words too good. Instead of displaying talking points-style discipline during interviews, he engages in spontaneous riffing. Worse, Colbert has a skill set that is way to broad for the Senate. Read [...]
Congressman Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement today regarding the resignation of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. “I first want to thank Senator DeMint for the tremendous work he has done on behalf of South Carolina and the nation. His commitment to conservative principles leaves a true legacy, and I have greatly enjoyed getting to know and work with him over the past two years. Looking forward, Governor Haley will now appoint a new Senator, and I know she will make the right choice both for South Carolina and the nation.” via Rep. Tim Scott Statement on Resignation of Senator DeMint | Congressman Tim Scott. Related: Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) to Resign, heads to Heritage Rep. Tim Scott the Ideal Replacement for Jim DeMint Who Will Replace Jim DeMint?