Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin is among the most corrupt elected officials South Carolina has ever seen (which is saying something). Don’t believe us? Just look at how his tenure began … and how it continues.
Anyway, despite the fact he’s a person of interest in a joint federal-state investigation into illegal gambling … and despite the fact his city has descended into rampant lawlessness … and despite the fact he’s blowing tens of millions of tax dollars on shady development deals and empty parking garages … Benjamin is going to be reelected this November.
According to the results of a city mayoral poll obtained by FITS – Benjamin currently enjoys a whopping 32-point lead over his nearest rival.
The poll – conducted by an outfit not affiliated with any of the city’s mayoral campaigns – shows Benjamin receiving 51 percent of the vote compared to 19 percent for city councilman Moe Baddourah and nine percent for former FBI analyst Larry Sypolt.
Wait … Moe … Larry … where’s Curly? Maybe if Curly jumps in …
Oh well, barring an indictment or some other equally seismic revelation … look forward to more of the same “leadership,” Columbia. In fact we fully expect Benjamin to step up his corruption given his insurmountable lead.