When it comes to running against “Republicans in Name Only” in the South Carolina Senate, former television news reporter Kara Gormley (above, left) does not discriminate.
Last month, Gormley announced her intention to challenge S.C. Sen. Jakie Knotts (RINO-Lexington). Before she could file, though, it was revealed that a recent redrawing of S.C. Senate district lines had moved her residence into the district of S.C. Sen. Ronnie Cromer (RINO-Newberry).
No matter … Cromer is every bit as fiscally liberal and slavishly devoted to our state’s failed status quo as Knotts is (if not more). That’s why he’s being targeted by the Tea Party as well as fiscally conservative independents.
Cromer is already facing one challenger in the form of Rich Bolen, the former chairman of the Lexington County Republican Party. However Bolen shot himself in the foot recently with a poorly-wagered defense of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s controversial ‘Savannah River Sellout.”
“It’s a proven RINO running against a Nikki Haley apologist,” one local political observed noted.
Gormley, 41, was a popular news anchor/ investigative reporter with WIS TV 10 (NBC – Columbia, S.C.). In fact, during her career at the station she actually did some hard-hitting exposes on corruption at the S.C. State House. After leaving the station, Gormley took a public relations position at Collins and Lacy, a downtown Columbia, S.C. law firm.