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Alan Wilson Sitting Pretty For Reelection

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is likely a shoo-in for reelection in 2014. In fact the first term statewide official may not even have Democratic opposition next November … Democratic sources tell FITS they are unaware of any prospective challenger to the 39-year-old incumbent, while Republicans tell us Wilson is…

S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson is likely a shoo-in for reelection in 2014. In fact the first term statewide official may not even have Democratic opposition next November …

Democratic sources tell FITS they are unaware of any prospective challenger to the 39-year-old incumbent, while Republicans tell us Wilson is going to put up an impressive fundraising number next month.

“He’s going to have a solid second quarter number,” one source told us, referring to the campaign finance filing period ending June 30. “And I’m told his third quarter will be even better.”

This website was harshly critical of Wilson when he ran for the Attorney General’s office in 2010. We’ve never been fans of his father – U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson – and we viewed him as some sort of “fortunate son” seeking to continue his family’s glad-handing, big-spending “Republican in Name Only” tradition.

On most counts, though, Wilson has proved us wrong …

His high-level prosecution of corrupt former S.C. Lt. Governor Ken Ard showed he was willing to dole out justice evenly – regardless of party affiliation (obviously the same cannot be said for the legislative branch of government). He’s also represented South Carolina well in court as it relates to several high-profile issues with the federal government – and been an advocated for aggressive enforcement of the state’s ethics laws.

Wilson has had a few stumbles, though, most notably his political organization’s botching of several campaign contributions tied to his 2011 inauguration.

All in all, though, Wilson has had a solid first term in office – avoiding major scandals, carefully cultivating his GOP base and endearing himself to independent voters. Barring any unforeseen developments, look for Democrats to give him a pass in 2014 as they focus their energy on unseating Nikki Haley.

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20 comments

Mad June 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

So when will he prosecute former senator Robert Ford for his violations with campaign money being used for personal gain?

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Concerned Citizen June 25, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Amen. And what about Bobby Harrell? I’ll withhold my vote until that day comes.

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Dan on Divine June 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm

And what about Jean Toal? He knows and has the evidence. The “deal” was if Jean would retire quietly, it would all go away. Now, she’s all in your face with Pleicones and all hell has broken loose.

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Mad June 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

So when will he prosecute former senator Robert Ford for his violations with campaign money being used for personal gain?

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Concerned Citizen June 25, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Amen. And what about Bobby Harrell? I’ll withhold my vote until that day comes.

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Dan on Divine June 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm

And what about Jean Toal? He knows and has the evidence. The “deal” was if Jean would retire quietly, it would all go away. Now, she’s all in your face with Pleicones and all hell has broken loose.

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jimlewisowb June 25, 2013 at 11:52 am

He does what woodchucks do best, chuck wood

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Hal June 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm

He spends all day raising money, watching FOX news and running his campaign. He has done nothing but adopt the National Attorney’s General platform for suing the federal government and. Obama for show.

Waste of a good office.

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jimlewisowb June 25, 2013 at 11:52 am

He does what woodchucks do best, chuck wood

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Hal June 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm

He spends all day raising money, watching FOX news and running his campaign. He has done nothing but adopt the National Attorney’s General platform for suing the federal government and. Obama for show.

Waste of a good office.

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Vanguard16 June 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Had $13K in his campaign account he didn’t report for over two years!! Just the man for the job when he will be prosecution Bobby Harrell. You Lie, Alan!!

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Sal June 25, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Wilson ad $66,000 of unreported money in his campaign account and has yet to give a personal account on how this happened, choosing to send out his lawyer instead

Chicken shit politics at its best. All talk, no courage

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Vanguard16 June 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Had $13K in his campaign account he didn’t report for over two years!! Just the man for the job when he will be prosecuting Bobby Harrell. You Lie, Alan!!

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Sal June 25, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Wilson ad $66,000 of unreported money in his campaign account and has yet to give a personal account on how this happened, choosing to send out his lawyer instead

Chicken shit politics at its best. All talk, no courage

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GreenvilleLwyr June 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

He looks like an inbred goober. Just saying.

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GreenvilleLwyr June 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

He looks like an inbred goober. Just saying.

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Lex. Blue Light June 25, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Close associate of the “lexington Ring” and it’s members and other associates!

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Lex. Blue Light June 25, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Close associate of the “lexington Ring” and it’s members and other associates!

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CorruptionInColumbia June 26, 2013 at 9:08 am

Fits, I am normally complimentary of your efforts and opinions, but this time, YOU SERIOUSLY MISSED THE BOAT!!!!!!

Alan Wilson has been a disgrace to the office. He reluctantly “prosecuted” Ken Ard. I have yet to see him going after Bobby Harrell or any prominent member of the Lexington Crime Ring. Don’t hold your breath waiting for either, unless you want to suffocate. I hope the Democrats or someone launches a viable candidate who can overcome the brain-dead “straight party” Republican vote.

Also, I hope no one forgets how Wilson pulled out all the stops to keep a good man in jail (Dickey) who shot and killed a belligerent drunk who was threatening him with a bottle. The SC Supreme Court (rightfully, this time) said the man should have never been convicted and threw out the conviction. Wilson did what he could to keep this man in prison for weeks, maybe a month or two, beyond when he should have been released. Alan Wilson is NOT for self-defense. As such, I sure don’t feel safe with him in that office.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 26, 2013 at 9:08 am

Fits, I am normally complimentary of your efforts and opinions, but this time, YOU SERIOUSLY MISSED THE BOAT!!!!!!

Alan Wilson has been a disgrace to the office. He reluctantly “prosecuted” Ken Ard. I have yet to see him going after Bobby Harrell or any prominent member of the Lexington Crime Ring. Don’t hold your breath waiting for either, unless you want to suffocate. I hope the Democrats or someone launches a viable candidate who can overcome the brain-dead “straight party” Republican vote.

Also, I hope no one forgets how Wilson pulled out all the stops to keep a good man in jail (Dickey) who shot and killed a belligerent drunk who was threatening him with a bottle. The SC Supreme Court (rightfully, this time) said the man should have never been convicted and threw out the conviction. Wilson did what he could to keep this man in prison for weeks, maybe a month or two, beyond when he should have been released. Alan Wilson is NOT for self-defense. As such, I sure don’t feel safe with him in that office.

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