SC 1: Curtis Bostic Eyes Seat
CHARLESTON TRIAL LAWYER, EX-COUNCILMAN LIKELY TO JOIN CROWDED FIELD
Former Charleston, S.C. County Councilman Curtis Bostic – a longtime friend of U.S. Senator-designate Tim Scott – is reportedly eyeing the first congressional seat currently held by his former colleague.
A personal injury attorney and Operation Desert Storm veteran, Bostic served with Scott on Charleston County Council from 2001-2009. He has reportedly had multiple “private conversations” with Scott about running for the seat – which the first-term Congressman will vacate to assume the U.S. Senate seat being give up in January by Jim DeMint.
Bostic isn’t being shy about his intentions either …
“Curtis Bostic is considering a run for the First Congressional seat soon to be vacated by his good friend, Tim Scott,” a recent Facebook post from Bostic’s law firm states. Meanwhile Bostic’s son – an aspiring actor and former aide to Scott – tweeted about his father’s flirtation with the seat earlier this week. Finally we’re told a pair of domain names – Bostic2013.com and BosticForCongress.com – were recently registered.
So … what makes Bostic’s prospective candidacy worth mentioning? Money …
Sources tell FITS that Bostic is “prepared to self-fund” his campaign, although a specific dollar amount wasn’t mentioned. Last week another Charleston lawyer – former S.C. Senator John Kuhn – said that he was prepared to pump at least $250,000 into his bid for the first district seat.
A veritable flood of candidates is eyeing the March 2013 special primary election for this seat – most notably former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, State Senator Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley), Charleston businessman Teddy Turner (son of media mogul Ted Turner) and S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston).