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SC-1: They’re Voting

South Carolinians in the Lowcountry region of the state are voting in a special primary election today … the first step in determining who will replace recently appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott in the U.S. House of Representatives. On the Democratic side, there’s little drama … Clemson University bureaucrat Elizabeth…

South Carolinians in the Lowcountry region of the state are voting in a special primary election today … the first step in determining who will replace recently appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott in the U.S. House of Representatives.

On the Democratic side, there’s little drama … Clemson University bureaucrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (sister of comedian Stephen Colbert) is expected to cruise to her party’s nomination. In fact she’s already running ads targeting general election voters.

On the GOP side, things are far less than certain …

We know former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford will finish in first place in the GOP primary for this seat (which he held from 1995-2001, incidentally), but how big will his margin be? And more importantly, who will finish second?

Remember, in South Carolina if no candidate gets more than fifty percent of the vote in a primary election, a runoff between the top two vote-getters is held two weeks later.

Recent polls show Sanford at around 30 percent support – well short of the margin he would need to win the race outright. Vying for second? Teddy Turner (son of liberal media mogul Ted Turner), Curtis Bostic (a big spending former county councilman), S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms (our choice for the seat) and S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse (an ethically challenged fiscal liberal who has pumped more than $600,000 of his own money into the race).

Nationally, all eyes are on Sanford … who faces voters for the first time following his dramatic fall from grace in 2009.

How big a number can he post against this field? And will he be able to survive a head-to-head match-up that his own campaign organization has acknowledged is a “danger zone.”

We’ll find out soon …

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48 comments

Petri Dish March 19, 2013 at 11:54 am

Remember folks: Bostic is the only candidate who believes in creationism — God created the entire universe 6,000 years ago. He’s got other wacko ideas he’d like to put into law, too.

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm

And you and Sanford swear that mankind EVOLVES from a gnats’ @$$…You swear you can PROVE it..but in 150 years, all the proof you proudly Trumpet, seems to always turn out to be a hoax, or the jawbone of an @$$…which is Proof, I guess, anyway…in your case i

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hoss March 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Wacko ideas? Read twitter tonight from the OWS socialists/children that are apparently running and getting the message out for the Stephen(Elizabeth ) Colbert campaign. Clowns. The theme is voter fraud (not their radical candidate) and projecting the same Alinsky tactics as Obama.

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Petri Dish March 19, 2013 at 11:54 am

Remember folks: Bostic is the only candidate who believes in creationism — God created the entire universe 6,000 years ago. He’s got other wacko ideas he’d like to put into law, too.

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm

And you and Sanford swear that mankind EVOLVES from a gnats’ @$$…You swear you can PROVE it..but in 150 years, all the proof you proudly Trumpet, seems to always turn out to be a hoax, or the jawbone of an @$$…which is Proof, I guess, anyway…in your case i

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hoss March 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Wacko ideas? Read twitter tonight from the OWS socialists/children that are apparently running and getting the message out for the Stephen(Elizabeth ) Colbert campaign. Clowns. The theme is voter fraud (not their radical candidate) and projecting the same Alinsky tactics as Obama.

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I am waiting on the big idio”T” bombastic prose.

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Can’t get enough can you?…You KNOW you find it enlighteningcompared to the cliches the liberals feed you to keep you Stupid and Dumb@$$#d….

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Ahhh, you never fail toi meet my expectations.
Always good to know I have instant access to a “trained ,professional journalist”.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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southmauldin March 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm

You got “liberal”, cliche, and a fake curse word out of him in the same sentence. Excellent work, dwb.

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Thank you,
I had excellent teachers at Fork Shoals Elementary in the late 50’s.

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I am waiting on the big idio”T” bombastic prose.

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Can’t get enough can you?…You KNOW you find it enlighteningcompared to the cliches the liberals feed you to keep you Stupid and Dumb@$$#d….

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Ahhh, you never fail toi meet my expectations.
Always good to know I have instant access to a “trained ,professional journalist”.
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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southmauldin March 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm

You got “liberal”, cliche, and a fake curse word out of him in the same sentence. Excellent work, dwb.

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Thank you,
I had excellent teachers at Fork Shoals Elementary in the late 50’s.

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jiresident March 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

No mention of Kuhn? I hear he is a top contender!

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

To show what policical W#@*#s consultants are: I think Walt Whetsell has Kuhn’s campaign. Kuhn is a democrat trying to pass, paying off some loser hack,like Whetsell, who is usually entrenched w/ the Fundamentalist Snake-Handlers…

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shifty henry March 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

— uh oh

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jiresident March 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm

No mention of Kuhn? I hear he is a top contender!

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

To show what policical W#@*#s consultants are: I think Walt Whetsell has Kuhn’s campaign. Kuhn is a democrat trying to pass, paying off some loser hack,like Whetsell, who is usually entrenched w/ the Fundamentalist Snake-Handlers…

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shifty henry March 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm

— uh oh

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Smirks March 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Now when you say special…

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Smirks March 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Now when you say special…

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

If Sanford does not perform very well in the totals, it’s a BIG LOSS for him.
And once the field is thnned, let’s hope Sanford is Rejected..
FITS likes to Bash SC..electing Sanford will amkes us look like the Idiots he and Sanford sees us as…even though I don’t vote there, it would make me ashamed of SC for Sanford to get elected…

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Isotope Soap March 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

“…If Sanford does not perform very well in the totals, it’s a BIG LOSS for him.”

BigT said something factual no matter how obvious!

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hoss March 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

From news reports I see repubs are out numbering dems 2-1 @ the polls today in SC1. Romney carried this district by 20%.EBC stands as much chance of winning this district as Barney Fife being qualified to be Sheriff of Mayberry.

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Isotope Soap March 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I’m not surprised by anything from SC1. They’ll put blind faith in anyone Republican and so called “God Fearing.”

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

If Sanford does not perform very well in the totals, it’s a BIG LOSS for him.
And once the field is thnned, let’s hope Sanford is Rejected..
FITS likes to Bash SC..electing Sanford will amkes us look like the Idiots he and Sanford sees us as…even though I don’t vote there, it would make me ashamed of SC for Sanford to get elected…

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John Boy March 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm

“…If Sanford does not perform very well in the totals, it’s a BIG LOSS for him.”

BigT said something factual no matter how obvious!

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hoss March 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

From news reports I see repubs are out numbering dems 2-1 @ the polls today in SC1. Romney carried this district by 20%.EBC stands as much chance of winning this district as Barney Fife being qualified to be Sheriff of Mayberry.

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John Boy March 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I’m not surprised by anything from SC1. They’ll put blind faith in anyone Republican and so called “God Fearing.”

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Lucky? March 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

He’s wearing a red shirt today. Will that be lucky for him?

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Lucky? March 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

He’s wearing a red shirt today. Will that be lucky for him?

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GossipGirl March 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Wonder who will be at Sanford Election HQ tonight? Jenny (not so much) and the boys to men, and/or Chapur? It could be a seminal moment. Or is this too low level to warrant an appearance?

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GossipGirl March 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Wonder who will be at Sanford Election HQ tonight? Jenny (not so much) and the boys to men, and/or Chapur? It could be a seminal moment. Or is this too low level to warrant an appearance?

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I will leave my job for a couiple weeks and go work in the field (campaigning) for whichever true Conservative candidate is in a run-off w/ Sanford…
If you love your state, you will too.
We cannot afford to give this seat to one as disgusting as Sanford.

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

They are waiting in the wings, chomping at the bit, waiting on your professional help.
MAMA gonna let you go on SAFARI by yourself?
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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MyDaddyIsRich March 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Who is going to bring my Pizza’s?

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William F. Buckley, Jr. March 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I certainly hope it’s not as a proof reader.

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shifty henry March 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Kudos to you for getting involved. Please keep us posted from the campaign trail. It will be informative to get factual, first-hand. behind the scenes news. Go for it!

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BigT March 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I will leave my job for a couiple weeks and go work in the field (campaigning) for whichever true Conservative candidate is in a run-off w/ Sanford…
If you love your state, you will too.
We cannot afford to give this seat to one as disgusting as Sanford.

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dwb619 March 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

They are waiting in the wings, chomping at the bit, waiting on your professional help.
MAMA gonna let you go on SAFARI by yourself?
YOU BETCHA!
YOU BETCHA!

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MyDaddyIsRich March 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Who is going to bring my Pizza’s?

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William F. Buckley, Jr. March 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I certainly hope it’s not as a proof reader.

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shifty henry March 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Kudos to you for getting involved. Please keep us posted from the campaign trail. It will be informative to get factual, first-hand. behind the scenes news. Go for it!

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Jeffrey Sewell March 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

You must be getting
your poll results
from Boom Boom Grooms
all the whilst
Moffly
is Killing
Them Softly… Have a nice day!

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Jeffrey Sewell March 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

You must be getting
your poll results
from Boom Boom Grooms
all the whilst
Moffly
is Killing
Them Softly… Have a nice day!

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