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Andre Bauer Plots Third Party Bid

Former S.C. Lieutenant Gov. André Bauer is mulling another run for governor in 2014 – although sources familiar with his thinking say he’s eyeing a third party bid, not another “Republican” primary challenge. “He’s envisioning a libertarian leaning campaign,” says a source who spoke with Bauer about his plans. Wait…

Former S.C. Lieutenant Gov. André Bauer is mulling another run for governor in 2014 – although sources familiar with his thinking say he’s eyeing a third party bid, not another “Republican” primary challenge.

“He’s envisioning a libertarian leaning campaign,” says a source who spoke with Bauer about his plans.

Wait … André Bauer? A libertarian?

While we suppress a chuckle at that thought (Bauer was a status quo “Republican” during his two terms as lieutenant governor), the prospect of the 44-year-old Charleston native running as a third party candidate is a very interesting concept to consider.

Can he win? Of course not. Bauer finished dead last in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary – garnering just 12.4 percent of the vote. And last year, he was thumped in the GOP runoff for the state’s seventh congressional district by liberal Republican Tom Rice.

But with his statewide network of loyal supporters, Bauer could conceivably pull enough votes away from “Republican” Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver the Governor’s Mansion to the Democrats. Remember, Haley barely edged Democrat Vincent Sheheen in 2010 – a year in which GOP turnout was off the charts. And her first two years in office were nothing short of a disaster – although she has managed to stop the bleeding through the first few months of 2013.

In other words, even in “Republican-controlled” South Carolina Haley is going to need every vote she can get – and a Bauer third party candidacy (or any pseudo-credible third-party candidacy emanating from either the right or center-right) could spell doom for her.

Bauer did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment on his 2014 plans.

For those of you unfamiliar with their lingering political feud, Bauer has plenty of motivation to run against Haley – who endorsed his opponent in last year’s congressional race (after this corrupt bargain fell through).

Haley also publicly accused Bauer of being responsible for the multiple affair allegations leveled against her during her 2010 bid – although Bauer passed a lie detector test in response to her charge.

This website is obviously no friend of either Haley or Bauer. We believe both are typical South Carolina “Republicans” – Haley is just better at playing the game than Bauer is. Having said that, Bauer doesn’t have to win this game for Haley to lose.

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72 comments

Smirks April 12, 2013 at 8:38 am

Why do these shitty politicians keep fucking running for office? Andre Bauer is more like a stray dog than people on government assistance. The boy keeps trying to pounce back on SC every time we’re in an election “heat.”

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Darth April 12, 2013 at 9:16 am

We have the “ca-ca-istocracy” (q.v. kakistocracy (sp?)) because the honest citizens don’t want the job and the fecal matter rises to the top.

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Soft Sigh from Hell April 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm

“Kakocracy” and you are dead right.

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? April 12, 2013 at 9:20 am

Yep, he’s jonesing for that gov’t dollar and power/control over everyone’s lives.

It’s an unnatural aphrodisiac.

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BigT April 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

While I don’t disagree w/ you. Sanford is a much more disgusting case than Bauer…
Yet FITS shills for Sanford, and bashes Bauer..

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ScrewedNSC April 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

You are right BigT….

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BeaufortTiger April 12, 2013 at 11:19 am

Because they can’t hold down a real job.

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Smirks April 12, 2013 at 8:38 am

Why do these shitty politicians keep fucking running for office? Andre Bauer is more like a stray dog than people on government assistance. The boy keeps trying to pounce back on SC every time we’re in an election “heat.”

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Darth April 12, 2013 at 9:16 am

We have the “ca-ca-istocracy” (q.v. kakistocracy (sp?)) because the honest citizens don’t want the job and the fecal matter rises to the top.

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Soft Sigh from Hell April 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm

“Kakocracy” and you are dead right.

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? April 12, 2013 at 9:20 am

Yep, he’s jonesing for that gov’t dollar and power/control over everyone’s lives.

It’s an unnatural aphrodisiac.

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BigT April 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

While I don’t disagree w/ you. Sanford is a much more disgusting case than Bauer…
Yet FITS shills for Sanford, and bashes Bauer..

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ScrewedNSC April 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

You are right BigT….

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BeaufortTiger April 12, 2013 at 11:19 am

Because they can’t hold down a real job.

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BigT April 12, 2013 at 8:43 am

Let’s see FITS transform from jealous hater, to Bauer’s BIGGEST fan..in hopes it will put his democrat pals in office…

Obama was re-elected, despite the worst performance in my lifetime and Sanford won a GOP Primary, despite the fact that we desperately need more Conservatives in office…so anything is possible these days…

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BigT April 12, 2013 at 8:43 am

Let’s see FITS transform from jealous hater, to Bauer’s BIGGEST fan..in hopes it will put his democrat pals in office…

Obama was re-elected, despite the worst performance in my lifetime and Sanford won a GOP Primary, despite the fact that we desperately need more Conservatives in office…so anything is possible these days…

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Bubbas Brother April 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

Stray Dog Party?

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? April 12, 2013 at 9:18 am

“Don’t feed them, don’t feed them!!”

lmao!

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The Colonel (R) April 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

Stray Dog Party?

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? April 12, 2013 at 9:18 am

“Don’t feed them, don’t feed them!!”

lmao!

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BigT April 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

The REAL problem: The GOP has been comondeered by Libertaisn-Moderate politicians. It’s why we lose National elections…and present such weak candidates in SC, at times..
Perhaps if Baur would start a CONSERVATIVE Party, it may wake up some people…and OUT liars like FITS and Sanford, for what they really are..

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nitrat April 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

What in the hell is “Libertaisn”? a cross between liberal and libertarian?

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jimlewisowb April 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Don’t pay him no mind
It is a condition brought on by his primary endeavor, cross dressing

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tally ho April 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

It’s a cross between a Liberal and a Lesbian, to Big_T they all go in the same “box”

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Mantra April 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

If he goes FAR RIGHT we can win this thing and defeat the enemies of the Knights In White Satin…

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BigT April 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

The REAL problem: The GOP has been comondeered by Libertaisn-Moderate politicians. It’s why we lose National elections…and present such weak candidates in SC, at times..
Perhaps if Baur would start a CONSERVATIVE Party, it may wake up some people…and OUT liars like FITS and Sanford, for what they really are..

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nitrat April 12, 2013 at 11:14 am

What in the hell is “Libertaisn”? a cross between liberal and libertarian?

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jimlewisowb April 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Don’t pay him no mind
It is a condition brought on by his primary endeavor, cross dressing

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tally ho April 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

It’s a cross between a Liberal and a Lesbian, to Big_T they all go in the same “box”

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Mantra April 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

If he goes FAR RIGHT we can win this thing and defeat the enemies of the Knights In White Satin…

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Squishy123 April 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

The guy just can’t stand to be out of the limelight. I bet his mother breastfed him until he was 14.

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FONZ April 12, 2013 at 10:39 am

He was weaned at 23!

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ScrewedNSC April 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

The last time I saw his mother, she is to be the most beautiful mother of a politician in this state if not the entire country. I thought she was his sister. So don’t talk trash about his mom.

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jimlewisowb April 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I googled it and by damn you are right

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Squishy123 April 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

The guy just can’t stand to be out of the limelight. I bet his mother breastfed him until he was 14.

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FONZ April 12, 2013 at 10:39 am

He was weaned at 23!

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ScrewedNSC April 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

The last time I saw his mother, she is to be the most beautiful mother of a politician in this state if not the entire country. I thought she was his sister. So don’t talk trash about his mom.

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jimlewisowb April 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I googled it and by damn you are right

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ScrewedNSC April 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

There may be others hiding in the wood pile.

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ScrewedNSC April 12, 2013 at 10:56 am

There may be others hiding in the wood pile.

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Billy K Mulligan April 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

As bad as Trikki Nikki is, had Sheehan won, Jim Clyburn would be our Senator now instead of Tim Scott.

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Crooner April 12, 2013 at 11:53 am

Demint would never have resigned if a Democrat got to pick his replacement. That would have been unforgiveable and, dumb as Demint is, he’s not that dumb.
But I guess YOU are.

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MyDaddyIsRich April 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm

So?

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Billy K Mulligan April 12, 2013 at 11:04 am

As bad as Trikki Nikki is, had Sheehan won, Jim Clyburn would be our Senator now instead of Tim Scott.

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Crooner April 12, 2013 at 11:53 am

Demint would never have resigned if a Democrat got to pick his replacement. That would have been unforgiveable and, dumb as Demint is, he’s not that dumb.
But I guess YOU are.

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MyDaddyIsRich April 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm

So?

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Mark April 12, 2013 at 11:50 am

Po’ l’il Andre, nobody wants him.

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Mark April 12, 2013 at 11:50 am

Po’ l’il Andre, nobody wants him.

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Mr Clit April 12, 2013 at 11:53 am

is it true that Andre Bauer and Earl Capps were lovers?

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Mr Clit April 12, 2013 at 11:53 am

is it true that Andre Bauer and Earl Capps were lovers?

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WorkingTommyC April 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

This has Jake Knotts’ fingerprints all over it. We all know how Knotts feels about Haley. His use of Andre Bauer to get at her is not surprising, either.

It’s a May-December bromance between Knotts and Bauer that has been going on for many years now. Bauer is his little butty for whom Knotts even arranged to have an interchange named after him: https://www.fitsnews.com/2010/12/22/the-andre-bauer-interchange/ (Though I prefer THIS version: https://www.fitsnews.com/2011/01/07/bauer-sexchange/ )

In addition, Jake Knotts has, in his bumbling, in-your-face lying manner, attempted on a few occasions to paint himself as having some libertarian ideas. Yes, it’s laughable. The trouble is that being libertarian means that you’re strongly principled and REALLY don’t like big government which means that Knotts doesn’t have a libertarian(-leaning) bone in his body.

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WorkingTommyC April 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

And I forgot to mention that Knotts is also big buddies with his fellow liberal, Vincent Sheheen. THIS may be Knotts ticket to getting a government appointed position and eliminating one of his political opponents in one fell swoop.

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WorkingTommyC April 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm

It was just pointed out to me that the FATAL flaw to this whole plan is that once Andre starts campaigning and realizes he needs to get around the state real fast for appearances, he’ll probably decide to start flying himself to those places and, well, let’s just say that he doesn’t have a record demonstrating good decision making in life and death situations.

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WorkingTommyC April 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

This has Jake Knotts’ fingerprints all over it. We all know how Knotts feels about Haley. His use of Andre Bauer to get at her is not surprising, either.

It’s a May-December bromance between Knotts and Bauer that has been going on for many years now. Bauer is his little butty for whom Knotts even arranged to have an interchange named after him: https://www.fitsnews.com/2010/12/22/the-andre-bauer-interchange/ (Though I prefer THIS version: https://www.fitsnews.com/2011/01/07/bauer-sexchange/ )

In addition, Jake Knotts has, in his bumbling, in-your-face lying manner, attempted on a few occasions to paint himself as having some libertarian ideas. Yes, it’s laughable. The trouble is that being libertarian means that you’re strongly principled and REALLY don’t like big government which means that Knotts doesn’t have a libertarian(-leaning) bone in his body.

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WorkingTommyC April 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm

And I forgot to mention that Knotts is also big buddies with his fellow liberal, Vincent Sheheen. THIS may be Knotts ticket to getting a government appointed position and eliminating one of his political opponents in one fell swoop.

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WorkingTommyC April 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm

It was just pointed out to me that the FATAL flaw to this whole plan is that once Andre starts campaigning and realizes he needs to get around the state real fast for appearances, he’ll probably decide to start flying himself to those places and, well, let’s just say that he doesn’t have a record demonstrating good decision making in life and death situations.

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Libtard April 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Is he starting the secretly we are gay party?

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Libtard April 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Is he starting the secretly we are gay party?

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jimlewisowb April 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm

“44-year-old Charleston native”, you write

Several months ago Twerp was a Horry County native
When Twerp ran for Senator he was a Newberry County native
When Twerp ran for the House he was an Irmo native
Before Twerp ran for anything, which is hard to believe, he was an Irmo native

I have always been under the impression that your “native” status was linked either to your birthplace or to the one place you considered to be your first home were one spent their formative years.

Oh, I see. My bad.

The Twerp hasn’t finished forming so wherever he happens to be at any one moment is his native environment.

With a little luck maybe Twerp will fall into a Waste Management container full of cockroaches and then I call legitimately call him a goddamn fucking professional cockroach native

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Mike at the Beach April 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Right on…
Remember, too, that we’re talking about a 44 year-old grown man (ostensibly, anyway) who posts pics of his abs on the web.

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jimlewisowb April 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm

“44-year-old Charleston native”, you write

Several months ago Twerp was a Horry County native
When Twerp ran for Senator he was a Newberry County native
When Twerp ran for the House he was an Irmo native
Before Twerp ran for anything, which is hard to believe, he was an Irmo native

I have always been under the impression that your “native” status was linked either to your birthplace or to the one place you considered to be your first home were one spent their formative years.

Oh, I see. My bad.

The Twerp hasn’t finished forming so wherever he happens to be at any one moment is his native environment.

With a little luck maybe Twerp will fall into a Waste Management container full of cockroaches and then I call legitimately call him a goddamn fucking professional cockroach native

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Mike at the Beach April 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Right on…
Remember, too, that we’re talking about a 44 year-old grown man (ostensibly, anyway) who posts pics of his abs on the web.

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My Two Cents April 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm

He’s not worthy of being in any high paying government office or position. The guy is a full blown narcissistic pecker head who thinks he is above the law.

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My Two Cents April 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm

He’s not worthy of being in any high paying government office or position. The guy is a full blown narcissistic pecker head who thinks he is above the law.

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Rodney April 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Stuff comes out when you run your mouth in the small world of Columbia. Remind the kids.

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Rodney April 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Stuff comes out when you run your mouth in the small world of Columbia. Remind the kids.

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Father Sebastin April 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Anything short of illegality to get rid of Haley, I support!!

I do not care for Knotts, or Bauer; but, turn about is fair play.

She used all ofher influence to get rid of Knotts and to defeat Bauer in the Congressional race. What you reap, you will also sow!

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Father Sebastin April 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Anything short of illegality to get rid of Haley, I support!!

I do not care for Knotts, or Bauer; but, turn about is fair play.

She used all ofher influence to get rid of Knotts and to defeat Bauer in the Congressional race. What you reap, you will also sow!

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9" April 13, 2013 at 7:22 am

His persistent ‘5 o’clock shadow’ suggests a real hairy butt,although,it seems to be bony.I have some lotion for bony butt crotch chafing…(it’s organic and made w/honey)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfhVnVTGY0U

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9" April 13, 2013 at 7:22 am

His persistent ‘5 o’clock shadow’ suggests a real hairy butt,although,it seems to be bony.I have some lotion for bony butt crotch chafing…(it’s organic and made w/honey)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfhVnVTGY0U

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Manray9 April 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

Bauer could get a lot of support if he went around the state washing voters feet. But I think he only washes children’s feet – preferably boys.

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Manray9 April 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

Bauer could get a lot of support if he went around the state washing voters feet. But I think he only washes children’s feet – preferably boys.

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