“TEA PARTY” GOVERNOR TO ENDORSE LONGTIME FISCAL LIBERAL IN STATE SENATE RACE
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley will endorse fiscal liberal (and former Democrat) Larry Martin in a competitive State Senate race in the Palmetto Upstate, multiple sources have confirmed to FITS.
Martin, a thirty-year incumbent, is currently in the fight of his life against former S.C. Rep. Rex Rice – a petition candidate. In fact a barrage of television ads (courtesy of our founding editor) have helped expose Martin as a hypocrite on fiscal issues – putting his campaign in panic mode.
Hence “Haley to the rescue.”
During her 2010 campaign, Haley vowed that she “wouldn’t stop” until South Carolina had a “more conservative House” and a “more conservative Senate.” How does an endorsement of Martin mesh with that promise? Not well …
Martin has fared abysmally on numerous report cards – including one released last week by the Palmetto Liberty PAC. He also received an “F” on an Upstate Tea Party scorecard. In 2011 the S.C. Club for Growth – a group which supports Haley – gave Martin an “F-minus” on its scorecard.
What, exactly, is the governor doing endorsing him?
Good question …
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