scgop operatives unite


Assuming you care about the inner workings of South Carolina’s virtually indistinguishable political parties (we don’t), there was a major shakeup this week at the S.C. “Republican” Party.

Matt Moore, the party’s executive director, is resigning to take a position with newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s office. Taking Moore’s place as executive director will be Alex Stroman, the party’s political director. Taking Stroman’s place? Hope Walker, the party’s membership services director.

Taking Walker’s place?

Any number of 1,000 Young Republican virgins, we’re sure … assuming the party has the money to pay Walker’s $40,000 annual salary (not counting benefits).

“I am sincerely blessed by this new opportunity to serve Senator Scott and South Carolinians. I cannot wait to get started,” Moore said in a statement. “On a personal note, I appreciate Chairman Connelly’s strong leadership over the past two years. From record turnout in the 2012 Presidential Primary to hosting two record-setting Presidential debates, it was an incredible honor to serve Chairman Connelly, the State Executive Committee, and so many others.”

We like Moore. Prior to his tenure at the SCGOP he worked for the S.C. Club for Growth, a group which for the most part advances pro-free market ideology. Hopefully he will be a good influence on Scott – who has been veering more and more in recent months from the limited government ideals he campaigned on in 2010.