A Lancaster County Tea Party activist and organizer has announced his intentions to run for S.C. House District 44 – a State House seat which has been held since 1999 by Democrat James M. “Jimmy” Neal.

Rob McCoy, a local businessman, will make his candidacy official at a press conference next week.

As little as we know about McCoy, we know even less about Neal – which is pretty pathetic considering he’s been in Columbia for a over a decade.

One thing we do know is that the words “Tea” and “Party” are going to get tossed out a lot over the next few months in S.C. politics …