SC-1: McCoy Makes It Official

The incredibly crowded field for South Carolina’s first congressional district seat just got … “crowdeder?” Yup. That’ll work. S.C. Rep. Peter McCoy (R-James Island) is the latest candidate to throw his hat in the ring – joining former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley), S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston), S.C. Rep. Andy Patrick (RINO-Beaufort),…

The incredibly crowded field for South Carolina’s first congressional district seat just got … “crowdeder?”

Yup. That’ll work.

S.C. Rep. Peter McCoy (R-James Island) is the latest candidate to throw his hat in the ring – joining former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley), S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston), S.C. Rep. Andy Patrick (RINO-Beaufort), former S.C. Sen. John Kuhn, Charleston businessman Teddy Turner, Charleston attorney Curtis Bostic, Charleston School Board chairman Elizabeth Moffly, former Dorchester County Sheriff Ray Nash and Goose Creek engineer Jeff King.

McCoy says he’s running to “lower taxes, reduce the debt, and balance the budget.”

“Over the last year, my wife and I together have tackled difficult medical issues affecting our young daughter,” he said. “While we now rejoice her improving health, my new fear is that she may grow up in a nation that will never recover from the state it is in today.”

A “fear?” Increasingly it’s looking more like a certainty …

Anyway, McCoy has a better-than-average fiscal record among “Republicans” in the S.C. House of Representatives – although as we’ve noted previously that’s not saying a whole helluva lot given the left-leaning bent of this chamber.

What do we make of McCoy’s chances?

Well, he’s a fresh face with a nice-looking family who clearly has his conservative talking points down. Assuming he puts some substance to his rhetoric (and raises some money to get his message out), the former prosecutor could be just the sort of candidate who breaks through a crowded field – not unlike Mark Sanford did in 1994.


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King-Tut January 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Not another damn lawyer. Prosecutor or defense it doesn’t matter, they are all snakes, right Jake M.?

Tammy January 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

No more lawyers!! Haven’t we learned from that idiot lawyer JOE WILSON? These lawyers can’t do shit.

Homeboy January 26, 2013 at 11:38 am

The lawyer Joe Wilson does nothing for his district. Throw out all the lawyers.

Zobro January 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

He has a douchey frat-boy hair cut.

I think…NO!

shifty henry January 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

….. sort of a “Blago Cut” – interesting, huh?

Zobro January 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Oh, for god sake AND he’s a lawyer!


BigT January 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Man, FITS is obsessed w/ this race.

Makes me even MORE against FITS’ Ace-Boon-Loony-Bin brotha, and/or his ice-queen wife…

And don’t even try to sell Cobert’s sister…

Please let’s have the second coming of Tim Scott in this seat…

We cannot afford anymore Sanfords or Tom Davis-types…It’s ruining our state…

Sailor January 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm

If everyone else is so bad, why don’t you run? Put your money where your mouth is!

BigT January 25, 2013 at 8:38 pm

A) I don’t live in the district…

B) I’m just saying I don’t want any of the FITS’ insider corrupt-theif, consutant-pushed, retreads…

There may be a true Conservative in the pack…I just have not done my homework yet…

Ace January 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Remember when you said if Tim Scott’s wanted his office boy to take his seat, it would be done? That was almost as laughable as when you thought Scott got the Senate seat all on his own. That really blew your theory that affirmative action is only a Democratic ideal.

Wake the fuck up. You don’t belong on here, Little Boy. Come back when your thoughts and predictions are not so damn infantile.

BigT January 26, 2013 at 8:00 am

Speaking of theroies: You prove this one: If Liberals did not have Fables, Myths and Lies….they’d have NOTHING…

It’s a teastament to the fact I kick your @#$$…when you have to make things up, to attack…

You so much want an opening, you’re stupid enough to compromise yourself to try to create one…That’s Ignorant…

The Truth January 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

Shut the fuck up, Tski. You’ve never had a damn clue on anything.

BigT January 26, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Typical Liberal intelligence…

Thebeachisback January 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

T do you know about th myth of Moroni and the magic underwear??????????? ‘Nuf said. . .

RAS January 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm

McCoy is one of the few taxpayer hero award recipients from Club for Growth, and AFP endorsed him in 2010. Need anymore info?

hack January 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Perhaps the sick daughter will bring some sympathy votes. After all we know what white guilt will do for you in an election. Come on down to Folly Beach where you will get put in jail for having a Natural Light or God forbid smoke a Marlboro Light, excuse me, “gold pack,” or whatever the fuck they are called.

? January 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm

It’s officially no longer longer a politcal race.

It is a now a scrum.

Chris Memminger January 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm

“lower taxes, reduce the debt, and balance the budget”

None of which 526 does, but he is still willing to use his family’s personal issues to get elected.

My daughter has health problems so I want to be away from her for months out of the year.

I never, ever, thought I would say this, but even cookie monster Limehouse is better than this guy.

Self destructive narcissism plus unabashed ambition = the problem in washington that got us here in the first place.

Didn’t he lead Newt’s campaign or something?

Climber. Pure and simple.

The Colonel January 26, 2013 at 9:32 am

It is just me or does his daughter’s picture seem to be saying “..sure daddy, indulge your desire to be an important Congressman and then get your but back out there and make me some real money for my trust fund..”.

Irma January 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Its probably just you, and you left out a t.

Les Mismanagement January 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

This little man oozes personal ambition. Another big shot wanna-be wanting to feed at the federal trough. Anyone else see the Hannity special last night? The government industrial complex is now 4 trillion and growing. Washington DC is now the richest area in the country, eclipsing silicon valley. The 3 richest counties and 7 of the top 10 richest counties in per capita income surround DC. Washington is now where the professional political class that aspires to the political aristocracy goes to make its fortune. Go away little man. Enough of you and your ilk.

Smirks January 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

We should just volunteer someone off the street and get them to run. Odds are they would be less likely to abuse the position than most of the clowns running now.

shifty henry January 27, 2013 at 2:51 pm

…. no joking here – is Alvin Greene available?

shifty henry January 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm

….. A few years back I was being recruited by a business contact who wanted me to run for governor. Yes, I was flattered, and met with him and his organizing committee. I thought only of the positive rewards it would bring me in publicity, contacts, etc. I left that meeting extremely discouraged – this committee was a group of whacked-out individuals (well, there is no word to describe their thinking and proposed goals). In reviewing this incident with my family, I remember using the comparison of their brains with a golf ball – the older models that had rubber bands in them so when you sliced the ball it exploded in every direction!

Philip Branton January 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Dear Peter McCoy……..

Well, it sure seems that Mr. Folks has been gracious to give you some fresh air here on our state’s number one website for political media training. Are you ready to cut your teeth..? How about your inner circle..?

Mr McCoy…if you would…..have a look at this article…

(You may have to copy and paste…)

It seems that no one wants any comments on this article….do you know why, Peter? Can you think about the history of this property and WHO is not talking? Scarborough, Cieps, Thurmond, Goodwin, or Riley..?? Really think hard Peter…!!

How does this tie back into the “Promenade Landfill” or “Magnolia Paradise” or the new State Farmer’s Market..??

No where in the article does the reporter mention GROUND WATER contamination and the demographics of property owners around this “dump”..??

Peter, how could you and your inner circle use this article to triangulate FITSNEWS, the Post, The STATE and garner very favorable web hits..!?

Mr. McCoy……what will happen when contaminated water is used to water the grass that children play on..?? How valuable is this land REALLY…!?!?

Will Tim Goodwin or Mayor Riley stand up for the “children” and protect them from …….

a) antifreeze
b) benzene
c) methanol
d) microscopic dust from lawnmowers
e) indoor house air quality for poor ac filtration…??

Mr McCoy….really think hard about the BURN PITS in Iraq and Afghanistan that bo peep Tim Scott did not press on..!?

Mr McCoy…do you know what technology Waste Management and Fennel are sitting on…!? I personally briefed Mark Sanford in June of 2008 about our State’s Landfill “solution” to protect future “children”. How have landfills expanded since then..?

Mr McCoy…….have you ever had a visit of SPAWAR Systems Command? Someone once recently said that you could not change Washington DC from the inside? Do you believe that? Well, guess what will happen if you CALL someone on Charleston County Counsel about ground water contamination on James Island..? Guess what will happen if you call or send a nice email to THREE very specific addresses and copy them to THIS website to be viewed by everyone to WHAT..!?

Mr McCoy……..Peter “Rabbit” knew to do what..??

SquearlCrapps January 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm

He has been in Legislature for ONE SESSION. His Club For Growth Score “D” that is right a D.
Taxpayer hero my ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is a big time RINO

so January 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm

So what are his personal failings and shortcomings? They all some them.

shifty henry January 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

,,,, he resembles Blago – hah!

dsmith January 28, 2013 at 8:00 am

He has about as much chance of winning this seat as Sarah Palin has of becoming the president of Harvard.


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