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As fate would have it I was in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday afternoon for a series of meetings and – against my better judgment – decided to stick around to cover yesterday evening’s big first congressional district election.
As the entire country knows by now, what was supposed to be a close race in the Palmetto [...]
This website aggressively supported the candidacy of S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley) in this week’s GOP primary for the first congressional district. Why? You can read our endorsement here …
Bottom line, we believed Grooms was the candidate most likely to vote consistently on taxpayers’ behalf while aggressively promoting free market principles and protecting our individual [...]
U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) will address an invitation only gathering of Republican donors and activists in Charleston, S.C. next month.
Gowdy, who represents the state’s fourth congressional district, will speak on March 11 to The Charleston Meeting – a gathering of GOP donors and activists organized by Republican politico Mallory Factor.
We rarely attend these get [...]
TWO PEOPLE WHO WERE LEFT OFF NIKKI HALEY’S “SHORT LIST,” THAT’S WHO …
The label “conservative” means absolutely nothing these days. Too many “Republicans” (another label that means absolutely nothing these days) have self-applied this term without bothering to apply the fiscal restraint and principled stewardship that ought to go with it.
As a result we have [...]
Today Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4) released the following statement on the announcement of Sen. Jim DeMint (SC).
“Jim Demint was more than a congressional colleague. He has been a friend dating back to 1998 when I met him during his initial run for congress. He has been a mentor for scores of conservatives at all levels [...]
POLITICAL PRESSURE, FINANCIAL PROMISES SAID TO BE AT THE HEART OF HIS “FLIP FLOP”
S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell (RINO-Charleston), U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley pressured first-term U.S. Rep. Tim Scott into voting in favor of a controversial expansion of the U.S. Export-Import Bank earlier this year.
Scott was initially opposed to [...]
DUNCAN, GOWDY, MULVANEY GET SOME LOVE
We view endorsements of political candidates by political organizations at any level as highly suspect … especially when the word “conservative” is thrown around.
Seriously … if every politician who labeled him or herself a “conservative” actually voted that way, our country wouldn’t be teetering on the edge of insolvency (and [...]
ATLANTA WOMAN PULLED A GUN ON TREY GOWDY … BUT WHY?
We weren’t particularly high on U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy after he won South Carolina’s fourth congressional district seat in 2010 … and there have been several key votes he’s cast over the last two years which have profoundly disappointed us (including this one) … but [...]
Club for Growth analysis of voting records finds many Freshmen Republicans have abandoned “Tea Party” values of fiscal responsibility
Washington, DC – Today, the Club for Growth released a report based on its 2011 Congressional Scorecard focusing on the voting records of the so-called “Tea Party” freshmen Republican class of 2010. After a careful review to see [...]
TIM SCOTT, TREY GOWDY AND JOE WILSON CAVE …
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing received more than $900 million in taxpayer-funded incentives to build its new facility in the South Carolina Lowcounty. On top of that, the company gets billions of dollars each year in federal contracts.
In other words, it’s safe to say that government at all levels [...]
1989 ARREST STILL HAUNTS STATUS QUO SENATE CANDIDATE
We write frequently about South Carolina’s “Republican in Name Only” politicians raping the taxpayers … but it’s always in the figurative sense. In the case of former S.C. Sen. John Hawkins, it could wind up being both.
Hawkins – whose naked self-interest and slavish devotion to our state’s failed [...]