SC

Chip Limehouse Has An Opponent

To his credit, Charleston, S.C. real estate broker Russell Guerard apparently made it clear he was running against S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston) long before the rotund “Republican in Name Only” belly flopped in last week’s South Carolina first congressional district primary. Guerard has been “softly campaigning” against Limehouse for…

To his credit, Charleston, S.C. real estate broker Russell Guerard apparently made it clear he was running against S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston) long before the rotund “Republican in Name Only” belly flopped in last week’s South Carolina first congressional district primary.

Guerard has been “softly campaigning” against Limehouse for several months, sources tell FITS – meaning he’s not just some opportunist eager to capitalize on Limehouse’s recently exposed vulnerability.

Also to his credit, Guerard didn’t do the typical political thing and beat around the bush when we reached out to him seeking confirmation of rumors about his prospective candidacy.

“I am running for House seat 110 as a Republican,” Guerard confirmed to FITS via email last week.

There you go …

And while we know next-to-nothing about Guerard (other than the adorable family picture he provided us), we know plenty about Limehouse. None of it good.

A top lieutenant of fiscally liberal S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell, Limehouse has been initiating and covering up corruption in state government for years. In fact during his spectacularly failed bid for the U.S. Congress he granted one of the most fiscally liberal members of the S.C. House of Representatives (B.R. Skelton) his proxy.

Yet despite all of this Limehouse receives the unquestioned backing of the local “Republican” party – led by Harrell loyalist Lin Bennett.

Despite dropping $500,000 on his congressional candidacy (more than anyone else in the race), Limehouse finished a disappointing seventh place in the first district primary.

He didn’t even win his own S.C. House district …

Limehouse is the embodiment (the very, very large embodiment) of everything that’s wrong with South Carolina … shady back room deals cut by corrupt political elites aimed at padding the pockets of narrow special interests. At our expense, naturally.

Would Guerard be any better? We’re not sure … he describes himself as “a concerned citizen with some integrity who’s willing to but his ass on the line to help make this place better for everyone,” but we’ll be judging his candidacy like we judge all candidacies – based on specific policy proposal offered and endorsed.

One thing is clear, though … Guerard is not Chip Limehouse. Which means he starts “+1” in our book …

***

Related posts

SC

Tropics Watch: Disturbance Off Florida Coast

Will Folks
SC

South Carolina Islanders Brace For Luxury ‘EcoTourism’ Development

Callie Lyons
SC

Pastor John-Paul Miller’s Personality Test: Mining for Clues

Callie Lyons

26 comments

Tara March 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm Reply
Tara March 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm Reply
Dan March 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Russell is the real deal. He owes no one, is independent , and isn’t using this as a stepping stone to higher office .

Reply
Dan March 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Russell is the real deal. He owes no one, is independent , and isn’t using this as a stepping stone to higher office .

Reply
Ben Moise March 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I am an enthusiastic Guerard supporter even though I am a life-long unreconstructed New Deal Democrat. He is a gentleman of unassailable integrity, a buisnessman of repute in more than name only and he is in the race because of something he wants to DO rather than for reasons of what he wants to BE.

Reply
Ben Moise March 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I am an enthusiastic Guerard supporter even though I am a life-long unreconstructed New Deal Democrat. He is a gentleman of unassailable integrity, a buisnessman of repute in more than name only and he is in the race because of something he wants to DO rather than for reasons of what he wants to BE.

Reply
Bill Bledsoe March 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Limehouse is a RINO-NAZI.

Hitler and the Nazis used the same game plan on every country.
1) take the guns away – from one group at a time (Limehouse legislation)
2) take the civil rights away – from one group at a time (Limehouse legislation)
3) destroy the economy with counterfeiting (scams with criminal legislators and Nazis)

Reply
Right March 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Godwin’s Law in the first comment! Congrats!

Reply
Bill Bledsoe March 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Limehouse is a RINO-NAZI.

Hitler and the Nazis used the same game plan on every country.
1) take the guns away – from one group at a time (Limehouse legislation)
2) take the civil rights away – from one group at a time (Limehouse legislation)
3) destroy the economy with counterfeiting (scams with criminal legislators and Nazis)

Reply
Right March 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Godwin’s Law in the first comment! Congrats!

Reply
No More Mr. Nice Guy March 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Word of mouth almost destroyed the Chrysler Corporation …. Word of mouth is destroying Harrell and Limehouse. The more South Carolinians that hear what these two tyrants are really all about, the more that turn against them.
Keep up the good work, Sic!!

Reply
No More Mr. Nice Guy March 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Word of mouth almost destroyed the Chrysler Corporation …. Word of mouth is destroying Harrell and Limehouse. The more South Carolinians that hear what these two tyrants are really all about, the more that turn against them.
Keep up the good work, Sic!!

Reply
Huguenot March 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Any relation to Teddy Guerard? (Mr. Guerard died 15 years ago at age 80 but was a hell of a nice guy. Lived downtown, attended St. Philips Church where he was a vestryman.) That would be a nice connection. The Guerard family, incidentally, is French (Huguenot – Protestant) and came to South Carolina very early on (late 1600s, early 1700s) as a consequence of religious persecution.
I believe the Limehouse family came to South Carolina from England on “hog boats” on condition they stop stealing from other farmers and emigrate to America.

Reply
Huguenot March 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Any relation to Teddy Guerard? (Mr. Guerard died 15 years ago at age 80 but was a hell of a nice guy. Lived downtown, attended St. Philips Church where he was a vestryman.) That would be a nice connection. The Guerard family, incidentally, is French (Huguenot – Protestant) and came to South Carolina very early on (late 1600s, early 1700s) as a consequence of religious persecution.
I believe the Limehouse family came to South Carolina from England on “hog boats” on condition they stop stealing from other farmers and emigrate to America.

Reply
david ingle March 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

I have known Russell and his family all my life….there is only good in what he is trying to do.

Reply
david ingle March 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

I have known Russell and his family all my life….there is only good in what he is trying to do.

Reply
Joe T. March 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm

His kids look hilarious. Next to Limehouse, Guerard would look like a waif.

Reply
Joe T. March 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm

His kids look hilarious. Next to Limehouse, Guerard would look like a waif.

Reply
BigT March 28, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Didn’t Limehouse endorse Sanford?…. We see who the Career politicians, corrupt politics as usual crowd, support…

Reply
BigT March 28, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Didn’t Limehouse endorse Sanford?…. We see who the Career politicians, corrupt politics as usual crowd, support…

Reply
Philip Branton March 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Hmm……….lets be honest here……we wager that this fine man’s wife would be a tougher opponent…!!

We wonder just how MAD she gets when she cracks open her SCE&G bill every month and thinks about all those TROOPS getting killed for foreign OIL…???

She looks tougher than Colbert-Busch….!!!

Reply
Philip Branton March 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Hmm……….lets be honest here……we wager that this fine man’s wife would be a tougher opponent…!!

We wonder just how MAD she gets when she cracks open her SCE&G bill every month and thinks about all those TROOPS getting killed for foreign OIL…???

She looks tougher than Colbert-Busch….!!!

Reply
Yogie March 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm

CORRECTION WILL:
Limehouse spent over &600,000 grand of his personal funds, not $400, 000 as you stated.

Reply
Yogie March 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm

CORRECTION WILL:
Limehouse spent over &600,000 grand of his personal funds, not $400, 000 as you stated.

Reply
Thomas March 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm

The wife ain’t half-bad-looking either. Is Limehouse’s wife a whale like he is?

Reply
Thomas March 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm

The wife ain’t half-bad-looking either. Is Limehouse’s wife a whale like he is?

Reply

Leave a Comment