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SC-1: It’s Raining Money

Desperate to revive his flagging U.S. congressional bid, rotund “Republican” Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston) pumped a whopping $200,025 into his campaign on March 7, according to federal campaign documents. Take a look … (.pdf) This hefty sum (from a hefty candidate) comes on top of the $400,000 Limehouse has already blown on…

Desperate to revive his flagging U.S. congressional bid, rotund “Republican” Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston) pumped a whopping $200,025 into his campaign on March 7, according to federal campaign documents.

Take a look … (.pdf)

This hefty sum (from a hefty candidate) comes on top of the $400,000 Limehouse has already blown on this race – all to secure what’s shaping up to be a disappointing fifth or sixth place finish in this crowded field.

Limehouse dropped this massive wad of cash in a “very sneaky” way, we’re told – filing it on the same day candidates were submitting their official pre-primary reports. Of course Limehouse didn’t include the contribution in that filing (knowing reporters were scouring those forms), he chose to include it in a separate 48-hour disclosure form (within the last twelve days of an election, federal law requires a campaign to disclose of contributions of $1,000 or more within 48 hours).

“Everyone was paying attention to the big reports,” one veteran fundraiser told FITS.

Limehouse isn’t the only one dropping late money into the race.

Trial attorney Curtis Bostic loaned his campaign an additional $50,000, while Teddy Turner – son of liberal media mogul Ted Turner – pumped another $30,000 into his bid. Along with S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley), Bostic and Turner are vying for the No. 2 position in the March 19 race – and the right to go head-to-head with S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford on April 2.

In South Carolina if no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote in a primary election, a runoff is held two weeks later.

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48 comments

? March 15, 2013 at 11:47 am

So someone tell me again, in this great “democracy” of ours….how the average working man runs for office competitively in these scenarios? Or better yet, a single mother with kids?

Haha…chumps…”democracy”-the biggest and most successful scam going in our country, and 98% of the population has fallen for it.

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Same ol' Same ol' March 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

Average working man/woman wouldn’t have a chance. You must be wealthy enough yourself or have someone/group in your pocket to run. That being said, how did Mr. Greene get in? Did he have a benefactor?

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? March 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I can’t remember the exact figure, I think he dropped around $12K. My understand is that he lived with his parents, received some gov’t subsidy checks, including for military service…and saved his money to try to realize his dream of getting elected so he could become a part of an elite minority making decisions for everyone.

Not only did he not know it wasn’t nearly enough, he didn’t realize he didn’t have the intellectual capacity or charisma to win.

He would have probably enjoyed piling up his money and setting it on fire more, but to each his own.

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Smirks March 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Only one person can answer your question: Alvin Greene.

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Al Greene March 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I mo, uh Money come in da mail, uh and den, umb it get inna bank and den, I rite a chek and den ima gonba oh, nebah mine

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? March 15, 2013 at 11:47 am

So someone tell me again, in this great “democracy” of ours….how the average working man runs for office competitively in these scenarios? Or better yet, a single mother with kids?

Haha…chumps…”democracy”-the biggest and most successful scam going in our country, and 98% of the population has fallen for it.

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Same ol' Same ol' March 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

Average working man/woman wouldn’t have a chance. You must be wealthy enough yourself or have someone/group in your pocket to run. That being said, how did Mr. Greene get in? Did he have a benefactor?

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? March 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I can’t remember the exact figure, I think he dropped around $12K. My understand is that he lived with his parents, received some gov’t subsidy checks, including for military service…and saved his money to try to realize his dream of getting elected so he could become a part of an elite minority making decisions for everyone.

Not only did he not know it wasn’t nearly enough, he didn’t realize he didn’t have the intellectual capacity or charisma to win.

He would have probably enjoyed piling up his money and setting it on fire more, but to each his own.

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Smirks March 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Only one person can answer your question: Alvin Greene.

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Al Greene March 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I mo, uh Money come in da mail, uh and den, umb it get inna bank and den, I rite a chek and den ima gonba oh, nebah mine

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BigT March 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Now, FITS is piggy-backing off The State newspaper cheerleader piece trying to ELECT Sanford…
The State wants Sanford as bad as FITS does, becuase it’s bad for Conservatives, and great for the Moderate-Consultant old guard class of the GOP…
Also By FITS-Sanford Bashing this guy..when he loses in the primary…let’s hope he takes every penny he has

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BigT March 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Now, FITS is piggy-backing off The State newspaper cheerleader piece trying to ELECT Sanford…
The State wants Sanford as bad as FITS does, becuase it’s bad for Conservatives, and great for the Moderate-Consultant old guard class of the GOP…
Also By FITS-Sanford Bashing this guy..when he loses in the primary…let’s hope he takes every penny he has

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CNSYD March 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm

” son of liberal media mogul Ted Turner” How many times is Sic Willie going to play this tune? Is this about the zabillionth time he has used that descriptor?

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Smirks March 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I agree that it is pretty dumb. Considering the vast differences between Ron Paul and Rand Paul, does it really matter who he is related to? Sure, maybe he inherited some bad genes, but I’m sure junior can fuck up in his own way.

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Bubbas Brother March 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

“Considering the vast differences between Ron Paul and Rand Paul…
Smirks, I only see one real difference between the two, Rand is sane.

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CNSYD March 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm

” son of liberal media mogul Ted Turner” How many times is Sic Willie going to play this tune? Is this about the zabillionth time he has used that descriptor?

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Smirks March 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I agree that it is pretty dumb. Considering the vast differences between Ron Paul and Rand Paul, does it really matter who he is related to? Sure, maybe he inherited some bad genes, but I’m sure junior can fuck up in his own way.

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The Colonel (R) March 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

“Considering the vast differences between Ron Paul and Rand Paul…
Smirks, I only see one real difference between the two, Rand is sane.

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jimlewisowb March 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I tell you bubba, there ain’t a single member of the the Jivaroan tribes of the Amazon that wouldn’t like to get their hands on old Chip’s head

Even shrunken it should weigh in at about 5 to 10 lbs.

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Photo Op March 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Separated at birth?

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jimlewisowb March 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I tell you bubba, there ain’t a single member of the the Jivaroan tribes of the Amazon that wouldn’t like to get their hands on old Chip’s head

Even shrunken it should weigh in at about 5 to 10 lbs.

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Photo Op March 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Separated at birth?

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Luke, Bo & Daisy March 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

“Chocolate” Chip reminds us of the fat sheriff in Hot Rod High Voltage Show.

http://games.brothersoft.com/wallpapers/high-voltage-hot-rod-show/fat-sheriff-3493.html

Man, that’s fat.

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Luke, Bo & Daisy March 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

“Chocolate” Chip reminds us of the fat sheriff in Hot Rod High Voltage Show.

http://games.brothersoft.com/wallpapers/high-voltage-hot-rod-show/fat-sheriff-3493.html

Man, that’s fat.

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Elmer Fudd March 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Oink

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Elmer Fudd March 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Oink

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They Are Watching U March 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Chip Swinehouse …. Backed by his corrupt and lawless cohort in white collar crime, Bobby Harrell – and friends.

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Joe the Plumber March 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm

A friend asked me today about “the Bobby Harrell investigation” and how “everything about it has gone silent.” I assured my friend that it was in the hands of Attorney General Alan Wilson, who will seek reelection in 2014, and that Wilson’s handling of the Harrell corruption will help decide Wilson’s political career. Wilson has two long years to complete his investigation and any prosecution.

I can’t wait.

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They Are Watching U March 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Chip Swinehouse …. Backed by his corrupt and lawless cohort in white collar crime, Bobby Harrell – and friends.

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Joe the Plumber March 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm

A friend asked me today about “the Bobby Harrell investigation” and how “everything about it has gone silent.” I assured my friend that it was in the hands of Attorney General Alan Wilson, who will seek reelection in 2014, and that Wilson’s handling of the Harrell corruption will help decide Wilson’s political career. Wilson has two long years to complete his investigation and any prosecution.

I can’t wait.

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MyDaddyIsRich March 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm

How much is he going to have to steal to earn this back before he has too start spending again for 2016?

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MyDaddyIsRich March 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm

How much is he going to have to steal to earn this back before he has too start spending again for 2016?

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Gerald Seib March 16, 2013 at 8:13 am

Wall Street has the London Whale, South Carolina has the Charleston Whale.

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Gerald Seib March 16, 2013 at 8:13 am

Wall Street has the London Whale, South Carolina has the Charleston Whale.

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SeeUindaGeneral March 16, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I love how Willie keeps trying to make Larry Grooms a viable 2nd place candidate, when he is polling behind John Kuhn and Ray Nash. Grooms isn’t even going to be in the top 5, so its about time he just stay up in the swamp of Bonneau. Third time’s not a charm Larry.

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Chip Sucks March 16, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Grooms is solidly in 2nd place. Really bad info if you think Kuhn, Limehouse, Turner, or laughably Nash is above Grooms.

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Lambeth March 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Right-O. K-L-T have engaged in M-A-D — mutually assured destruction. Today’s Kuhn mailout — on his Christianity values — is so shopworn it’s laughable. Grooms had that endorsement mailout yesterday that’s quite powerful. And Ray Nash — I’ve never gotten one piece of mail from him.

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SeeUindaGeneral March 16, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I love how Willie keeps trying to make Larry Grooms a viable 2nd place candidate, when he is polling behind John Kuhn and Ray Nash. Grooms isn’t even going to be in the top 5, so its about time he just stay up in the swamp of Bonneau. Third time’s not a charm Larry.

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Chip Sucks March 16, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Grooms is solidly in 2nd place. Really bad info if you think Kuhn, Limehouse, Turner, or laughably Nash is above Grooms.

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Lambeth March 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Right-O. K-L-T have engaged in M-A-D — mutually assured destruction. Today’s Kuhn mailout — on his Christianity values — is so shopworn it’s laughable. Grooms had that endorsement mailout yesterday that’s quite powerful. And Ray Nash — I’ve never gotten one piece of mail from him.

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Jeffy01 March 17, 2013 at 12:10 am

So wait….Limehouse gave himself a loan…..and disclosed it….. Holy shit batman we got us a low country conspiracy!

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Jeffy01 March 17, 2013 at 12:10 am

So wait….Limehouse gave himself a loan…..and disclosed it….. Holy shit batman we got us a low country conspiracy!

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rosebank farm March 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

sunday — extra food day for limehouse

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rosebank farm March 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

sunday — extra food day for limehouse

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Congressional Cashnier Charlie March 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm

The Charleston Patch, this afternoon, in order of spending:

Chip Limehouse
Raised: $140,115
Spent: $497,457
Loans: $400,000

John Kuhn
Raised: $50,103
Spent: $418,807
Loans: $500,000

Teddy Turner
Raised: $376,433
Spent: $345,257
Loans: $0

Curtis Bostic
Raised: $87,272
Spent: $130,248
Loans: $100,000

Larry Grooms
Raised: $223,815
Spent: $115,322
Loans: $100,000

Mark Sanford
Raised: $334,397
Spent: $90,342
Loans: $0

http://charleston.patch.com/articles/sc1-the-candidates-and-cash

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Congressional Cashnier Charlie March 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm

The Charleston Patch, this afternoon, in order of spending:

Chip Limehouse
Raised: $140,115
Spent: $497,457
Loans: $400,000

John Kuhn
Raised: $50,103
Spent: $418,807
Loans: $500,000

Teddy Turner
Raised: $376,433
Spent: $345,257
Loans: $0

Curtis Bostic
Raised: $87,272
Spent: $130,248
Loans: $100,000

Larry Grooms
Raised: $223,815
Spent: $115,322
Loans: $100,000

Mark Sanford
Raised: $334,397
Spent: $90,342
Loans: $0

http://charleston.patch.com/articles/sc1-the-candidates-and-cash

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john q public March 18, 2013 at 4:09 am

this guy looks like the serial killer john wayne gacy!

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john q public March 18, 2013 at 4:09 am

this guy looks like the serial killer john wayne gacy!

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