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Tom Davis Endorses Mark Sanford

S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) has thrown his support behind longtime friend (and former S.C. Governor) Mark Sanford in the crowded GOP race for the S.C. first congressional district. Davis – who served as Sanford’s chief of staff and statewide co-campaign manager in both the 2002 and 2006 gubernatorial elections…

S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) has thrown his support behind longtime friend (and former S.C. Governor) Mark Sanford in the crowded GOP race for the S.C. first congressional district.

Davis – who served as Sanford’s chief of staff and statewide co-campaign manager in both the 2002 and 2006 gubernatorial elections – said he was backing Sanford because of the former governor’s record as a taxpayer advocate during his first stint in the U.S. Congress, from 1995-2001.

“Debt is a serious problem for our nation, and no one has more credibility when it comes to holding the line on spending and putting taxpayers first than Mark,” Davis said. “Twenty years ago, Mark was warning about the consequences of overspending and debt, about the math trap we were heading for with entitlements, and about the dangers of the federal government encroaching more and more in our daily lives.”

Davis’ endorsement of Sanford comes as no surprise – he made it clear he was going to back his old college buddy (the two went to Furman together) very early on in this process.

The only surprise? That Davis didn’t run for this seat himself given his stratospheric approval ratings in Beaufort County. With so many candidates from Charleston, S.C. competing in this race, a candidate capable of locking down the Beaufort vote would have likely cruised into a runoff election.

Sanford is one of sixteen Republicans seeking the first district seat vacated earlier this year by new U.S. Senator Tim Scott.

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30 comments

BigT February 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm

That LOUD crashing sound you hear is the very small amount of credibility FITS had…
This requires NO explanation and it’s HILARIOUS…

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BigT February 12, 2013 at 1:36 pm

That LOUD crashing sound you hear is the very small amount of credibility FITS had…
This requires NO explanation and it’s HILARIOUS…

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Jan February 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Given he is backing Sanford, thank god he did no run. We would have ended up with another politician who does not give a crap about the people of South Carolina. A hypocrite out for power.

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Jan February 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Given he is backing Sanford, thank god he did no run. We would have ended up with another politician who does not give a crap about the people of South Carolina. A hypocrite out for power.

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CNSYD February 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Now if all you sheeple don’t understand that Davis is a carpetbagger who either lies or is stupid, then you never will. He says “no one has more credibility when it comes to holding the line on spending and putting taxpayers first than Mark,” That of course is BS. Personal use of the state plane, using SLED to ferry his dogs, first class plane tickets, etc.

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nitrat February 13, 2013 at 12:41 am

He was with Sanford while he was doing this stuff, right?

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CNSYD February 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Now if all you sheeple don’t understand that Davis is a carpetbagger who either lies or is stupid, then you never will. He says “no one has more credibility when it comes to holding the line on spending and putting taxpayers first than Mark,” That of course is BS. Personal use of the state plane, using SLED to ferry his dogs, first class plane tickets, etc.

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nitrat February 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm

He was with Sanford while he was doing this stuff, right?

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GreenvilleLwyr February 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm

“no one has more credibility when it comes to holding the line on spending and putting taxpayers first than Mark”

Hahahahaha. Credibility? Tom, get your head out of your ass!

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GreenvilleLwyr February 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

“no one has more credibility when it comes to holding the line on spending and putting taxpayers first than Mark”

Hahahahaha. Credibility? Tom, get your head out of your ass!

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Stinkbait February 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm

If Leno & Letterman ever doubted the power of prayer…..

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Stinkbait February 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm

If Leno & Letterman ever doubted the power of prayer…..

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Old Bike Dude February 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Southern Beaufort county. Not too well liked north of the Broad.

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Old Bike Dude February 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Southern Beaufort county. Not too well liked north of the Broad.

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Nana Bunchin February 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I thought Davis made this endorsement in January?
But really, as a close friend and associate, how could he not support his
buddy? Don’t they know each others’ secrets and go on trips to “blow off steam”
together? Quelle surprise indeed!

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Nana Bunchin February 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I thought Davis made this endorsement in January?
But really, as a close friend and associate, how could he not support his
buddy? Don’t they know each others’ secrets and go on trips to “blow off steam”
together? Quelle surprise indeed!

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Gillon February 12, 2013 at 5:20 pm

“And besides,” Davis continued, “The Seventh Commandment don’t count.”

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Gillon February 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

“And besides,” Davis continued, “The Seventh Commandment don’t count.”

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bogart February 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Well I’m totally shocked that Sanford’s lapdog,Davis,has endorsed him…..Does Davis travel to BA with Sanford when he visits Chapur?…..No doubt Chapur has friends.

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bogart February 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Well I’m totally shocked that Sanford’s lapdog,Davis,has endorsed him…..Does Davis travel to BA with Sanford when he visits Chapur?…..No doubt Chapur has friends.

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Toyota kawaski February 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm

the same man who endorsed Dr.Crazy Paul

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Toyota kawaski February 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

the same man who endorsed Dr.Crazy Paul

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nitrat February 13, 2013 at 12:40 am

Furman…are all these Libertarian GOPers stuck in a time warp…with arrested development?

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nitrat February 12, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Furman…are all these Libertarian GOPers stuck in a time warp…with arrested development?

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Philip Branton February 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

Dear Tom Davis,

This endorsement really smells of donor “touching”. Tom, after all the long hard hours leading up to your primary drenching of Catherine Ceips, and this is how political respect is shown..? Tom, a friend would have spoke to Mark about his activities BEFORE the choices that were made were acted upon. Tom, it is one thing to high five each other in the “locker room” and wink about wayward thoughts; but, its a horse of a different color to stand by and say nothing about buying “hiking boots” and a “trail ticket”..!! Tom, did you know anything about Wallace and SCE&G worker relations before your dance with Catherine..!? How about the Peeler boys in Cherokee County..!? ….or did “Commander Hardwick’s Brigade” camped out at the old Air Force Base in Myrtle Beach..??

Tom…it is really evident that you are treating your voters in your district just exactly how passengers are being treated on the Carnival Cruise ship sitting in the Gulf of Mexico …TODAY….!!! Tommy BOY….you need to start showing some GUTS like Trey Gowdy….does Bobby Harrell ever get a telephone call from YOU..? It sure would be nice to have some recordings on YOUTUBE for the public record..!!! Do we have to remind you that the citizens of your district elected you to FIGHT and not …endorse..!!

Heck we wonder if you have guts to even leave mindful feedback in this very comment “truth” section..!!

Tom, we like you, but you know what the sad truth is? That most people would have had far more respect for you if you had endorsed Wil Folks instead of any candidate running for this seat..!!

Tom ….do you think that WIl would use a state plane or ticket..?? We would like to know?!

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Philip Branton February 13, 2013 at 10:14 am

Dear Tom Davis,

This endorsement really smells of donor “touching”. Tom, after all the long hard hours leading up to your primary drenching of Catherine Ceips, and this is how political respect is shown..? Tom, a friend would have spoke to Mark about his activities BEFORE the choices that were made were acted upon. Tom, it is one thing to high five each other in the “locker room” and wink about wayward thoughts; but, its a horse of a different color to stand by and say nothing about buying “hiking boots” and a “trail ticket”..!! Tom, did you know anything about Wallace and SCE&G worker relations before your dance with Catherine..!? How about the Peeler boys in Cherokee County..!? ….or did “Commander Hardwick’s Brigade” camped out at the old Air Force Base in Myrtle Beach..??

Tom…it is really evident that you are treating your voters in your district just exactly how passengers are being treated on the Carnival Cruise ship sitting in the Gulf of Mexico …TODAY….!!! Tommy BOY….you need to start showing some GUTS like Trey Gowdy….does Bobby Harrell ever get a telephone call from YOU..? It sure would be nice to have some recordings on YOUTUBE for the public record..!!! Do we have to remind you that the citizens of your district elected you to FIGHT and not …endorse..!!

Heck we wonder if you have guts to even leave mindful feedback in this very comment “truth” section..!!

Tom, we like you, but you know what the sad truth is? That most people would have had far more respect for you if you had endorsed Wil Folks instead of any candidate running for this seat..!!

Tom ….do you think that WIl would use a state plane or ticket..?? We would like to know?!

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9" February 14, 2013 at 2:46 am

fits used to bunk w/sandford,right? ya’ll ever help each other out?

safe as milk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ak1EJhMUBk

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9" February 14, 2013 at 1:46 am

fits used to bunk w/sandford,right? ya’ll ever help each other out?

safe as milk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ak1EJhMUBk

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dm10ae February 14, 2013 at 5:23 am

He has immense gonads to even think he can run for this office.

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dm10ae February 14, 2013 at 4:23 am

He has immense gonads to even think he can run for this office.

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