A day after South Carolina Republicans made some nice hay over a dubious endorsement by the S.C. Democratic Party’s likely 2014 standard bearer, they found themselves on the receiving end of a similar “burn.”
On Thursday, Republicans pounced on the fact that S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) – the Democrats’ presumed 2014 gubernatorial nominee – endorsed troubled S.C. Rep. Ted Vick (D-Chesterfield) last year in Vick’s aborted bid for South Carolina’s seventh congressional district.
Vick – once a contender to win this swing district – was busted earlier this week on his second drunk driving charge in the last year.
In response to Vick’s latest arrest, Republicans produced a video in which Sheheen’s glowing endorsement of Vick was dubbed over footage of the lawmaker’s arrest.
Not to be outdone, Democrats on Friday pointed reporters to a video they produced several months ago highlighting S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s 2012 endorsement of then-S.C. Rep. Thad Viers – who also had to drop out of the seventh congressional district race due to his legal problems.
Take a look …
Punch, counterpunch …
Looks to us like the 2014 South Carolina gubernatorial race is already in full swing, people … although let’s be honest, as intriguing as the Haley versus Sheheen rematch could be, a Vick versus Viers race would be MUCH more entertaining.