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katherine jenerette

There’s obviously a friggin’ cattle call of Palmetto politicians considering (or about to enter) the U.S. First Congressional District race, but of the candidates who had announced their bids before U.S. Rep. Henry Brown’s surprise retirement announcement a week ago, Tea party activist and military mom Katherine Jenerette (R – Myrtle Beach) is the current favorite … at least according to Charleston Post and Courier readers.

According to an online poll published by the newspaper this week, Jenerette is supported by 31 percent of respondents compared to 20 percent who are supporting democrat Robert Dobbs.

Another democrat, Robert Burton, received the support of 14 percent of respondents.

Finishing a disappointing fourth place in the poll with 12 percent support was former lobbyist principal Carroll A. “Tumpy” Campbell III (RINO – Columbia).

Clearly, the poll doesn’t reveal much of anything at this stage of the race … well, other than the fact that Jenerette’s got some legitimate insider, grassroots support.