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Bruce Bannister And Leadership PACs

“Majority Leader” Bruce Bannister took to the well of the S.C. House of Representatives this week to pat himself on the back for voluntarily eliminating his “leadership PAC,” which is a political action committee used by ranking lawmakers to reward loyal subordinates (a.k.a. buying votes). Bannister formed his “Leadership PAC”…

“Majority Leader” Bruce Bannister took to the well of the S.C. House of Representatives this week to pat himself on the back for voluntarily eliminating his “leadership PAC,” which is a political action committee used by ranking lawmakers to reward loyal subordinates (a.k.a. buying votes).

Bannister formed his “Leadership PAC” in 2008 with a personal $500 contribution – however the entity never amounted to much. Unlike the hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s political action committee, Bannister’s PAC never raised more than $10,000 in any election cycle.

It was a dud, in other words …

Of course the little bit of money Bannister’s PAC did raise went to support “Republicans in Name Only” like former S.C. Rep. Joan Brady (RINO-Richland), whose fiscal record was so terrible we actually endorsed her Democratic opponent.

Anyway …

Bannister wants us to believe he’s some sort of selfless, crusading reformer for doing away with his PAC – but the truth is he’s taking a victory lap for getting rid of something that never amounted to anything in the first place.

So “thanks for nothing,” man … which, incidentally, is a statement that can be applied to the “reform in name only” ethics legislation approved this week by Bannister’s “Republican-controlled” S.C. House.

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4 comments

jimlewisowb May 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

It is always refreshing to read about a cockroach with a double major(lawyer and legislator) taking credit for shit that even ain’t shit

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jimlewisowb May 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

It is always refreshing to read about a cockroach with a double major(lawyer and legislator) taking credit for shit that even ain’t shit

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Peedeeguy May 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Hasn’t the retail association been funneling tons of money into Bobby Harrell’s PAC to buy their legislative priority. Do some digging Fits

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Peedeeguy May 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Hasn’t the retail association been funneling tons of money into Bobby Harrell’s PAC to buy their legislative priority. Do some digging Fits

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