By FITSNews || A former S.C. Majority Leader resurrected his political career in Lexington, S.C. while a powerful Speaker Pro Tempore suffered a humiliating defeat in Greenville.
Rick Quinn, who was unceremoniously booted from the S.C. House of Representatives six years ago, is on the verge of returning to the State House after winning 49 percent of the vote in a five-way race in Lexington County. Quinn will face Danny Frazier – who received 19 percent of the vote – in a runoff on June 22.
Meanwhile, Speaker Pro Tempore Harry Cato – who was threatening to take the Speaker’s Chair away from Bobby Harrell – was defeated soundly in a GOP primary election in Greenville, S.C.
In addition to watching one of his top internal rivals go down, Harrell had to enjoy watching several of his RINO foot soldiers emerge victorious Tuesday.
For example, House Labor Commerce and Industry (LCI) Committee Chairman Bill Sandifer survived a GOP primary challenge, as did Ways & Means Chairman Danny Cooper and Judiciary Chairman Jim Harrison. Other RINOs to survive primary challenges included Gene Pinson, Rita Allison and Roland Smith.
One notorious RINO, Keith Kelly, was defeated, while several other races were up in the air.
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