Lexington Republican Kenny Bingham is the next Majority Leader of the S.C. House of Representatives, sources tell FITS.
Bingham’s two primary challengers for the position – Greenwood’s Mike Pitts and Myrtle Beach’s Alan Clemmons – have both dropped out of the race, meaning Bingham will be unopposed when Republicans meet to select their new Caucus leader.
Now the only question is how long Bingham will stay in the role, given that there’s an opening for House Ways & Means Chairman looming on the horizon – a job for which he is also widely-regarded as the frontrunner.
We’ll have an analysis of Bingham’s ascent – and what the future holds for current majority leader Jimmy Merrill – coming up later in the week.
For now, though, congrats to Kenny on his victory …