TOP PARTY OFFICIAL RESIGNING TO WORK FOR TIM SCOTT
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.
With the party taking out a 320,000 loan and the loan payments being $20,000 a month. They are having a hard time making that payment. Two staff members are leaving. They are rats leaving a sinking ship. They don’t want to be around when the S*** hits the fan.
Chad can’t raise that much money. Not in an off year.
Do you think this is fishy that this news came as Chairman Chad Connolly is in Israel?
If it smells, it tells.
Billy Bo Bob, not sure what you’re talking about – why would any loan have a $20,000 payment? How ridiculous. Go back to high school economics. Your teacher is looking for you.
Moore is a good hire for Scott. People like him and he actually understands how the world works. That’s sort of rare for politics.
The party raised like $2 million in Connelly’s first two years. I don’t see why there’s any concern about a loan taken because legislators can’t pass a clean election filing law that makes sense.
From what I know, Moore was locked in at the party until this opportunity came along. He’s done a good job there.
Alex Stroman? Really? The party continues to be staffed by kids who couldn’t manage their way out of a paper bag. Nothing has gone downhill faster than the operations of the GOP since Mitt Romney’s relevance after the election.
Connelly had better start getting serious.
Party’s don’t attract professional people with families, looking to settle down.
The pay is low, hours are weird, and it’s short term.
He does come from a great family but… Anyone want to check into his resume or past jobs before he was picked out of nowhere for this one?
Does this mean Alex has to start taking and/or returning phone calls? activists like me know he is hard to get ahold of.
I think Alex might be excited, but I hate it for him.
He does everything right, but there’s one bad election cycle and he’s out. Toosoon.
Good luck. He is a kid, but a good kid from good folks.
I got the worst senator and he was elected #1 senator. Harvey Peeler.
So Chad just gets to hand pick leaders of the party now? For the state? Anyone else have a problem with that?
Hope is hot.