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Kimpson Wins SC Senate Seat

Liberal Lowcountry attorney Marlon Kimpson won the special election for a vacant State Senate seat this week – easily outdistancing his GOP and Libertarian party opponents. According to unofficial vote totals provided by the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC), Kimpson received 79.6 percent of the vote in the “majority minority” (i.e….

Liberal Lowcountry attorney Marlon Kimpson won the special election for a vacant State Senate seat this week – easily outdistancing his GOP and Libertarian party opponents.

According to unofficial vote totals provided by the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC), Kimpson received 79.6 percent of the vote in the “majority minority” (i.e. mostly black) district – pummeling Republican Billy Shuman (who received 19 percent of the vote) and Libertarian Alex Thornton (who received 1.2 percent of the vote).

An attorney with the Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based mass tort firm Motley Rice, Kimpson was heavily supported by the state’s trial lawyer lobby – enabling him to win a crowded Democratic primary two months ago (i.e. the real election for this seat).

We expect Kimpson to be a consistent voice (and vote) for South Carolina’s failed status quo of big (dysfunctional) government, crony capitalism, failing schools and rampant corruption.

Seriously … if this guy so much lifts a finger on behalf of anything good (or against anything bad) we’ll be shocked.

Anyway, for those of you who missed the fireworks Ford resigned his seat in the S.C. Senate earlier this year amid an investigation into allegations that he habitually misused campaign funds. Specifically, Ford was busted spending campaign cash at a pair of adult bookstores (he claims these were legitimate expenditures on “gag gifts” for campaign staffers) and on the purchase of “male enhancement” pills (Ford claims this was a “fraudulent” expense).

Ford’s case raised important questions about the selective enforcement of South Carolina’s ethics laws. While he was guilty as sin, his trial exposed the rampant hypocrisy of “Republican” members of the S.C. General Assembly – who habitually ignore much more serious ethics violations committed by members of their own party.

 

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14 comments

jimlewisowb October 2, 2013 at 8:51 am

Always nice to read about a successful attorney willing to sacrifice his professional career to perform public service. Gives me the warm fuzzies

The World and the State would be a better place if more Millionaires had such dedication to take on low pay, few benefits and long hours to help their fellow man

Cap off to cockroach Kimpson and with a little karma he too will pull off exit 169, buy a few tapes, couple of bottles of MakeItGrowBigger, get a BJ and in a few years watch his pecker rot off

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shifty henry October 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm

How many votes does 1.2% compute to………?

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Smirks October 2, 2013 at 8:58 am

Ford is probably sending him a congratulatory dildo as we speak.

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Truth Serum October 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Funny Shit. And Ford supported Billy Ray Spurrier..er Shuman last minute

http://youtu.be/q7LJ6a2nNfI

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Oscar October 2, 2013 at 11:00 am

Now Joe Rice and the ambulance-chasing group have their own partner in the legislature. A great day in South Carolina.

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Sam October 2, 2013 at 11:49 am

Here’s my wreck and here’s my check.

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Truth Serum October 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Ya’ll are some clueless mf’ers …last time Rice or anyone their handled a wreck case was probably 20 years ago…unless it was an airplane

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Ed October 3, 2013 at 10:09 am

You might want to take a look at some of the cases that firm has taken in recent years….they are not the firm they once were. All the smart people left when the split happen. I have seen them on their fair share of slip and falls and other truly shitty cases.

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Marko October 3, 2013 at 11:24 am

They made their fortune on the Brown & Williamson / cigarette industry class action settlement. After that, what’s next, right? Ron Motley’s case against the country of Saudi Arabia for 9-11 was thrown out. The asbestos pipeline is almost empty. They look for huge class actions which are scarce now, which explains the slip and fall cases. I expect this fellow to protect the plaintiff bar as his mission in Columbia.

CharlesDikkens October 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

At least Marlon is not a crook. Not yet.

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Kimpsons Dad October 9, 2013 at 8:13 am

Not a crook yet!, your not right dude; Ronald Motley (a man who has two bodyguards constantly) owns that seat now, certainly not whats that guys name again?, oh yeah, Kimpson.

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CharlesDikkens October 9, 2013 at 9:31 am

You’re (note spelling) an idiot. Mr. Motley’s bodyguards must be pretty bored right now.

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tortreport October 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Went to Law School with Kimp. Kinda nerdy for a black dude. Used to fuck the shiit out of Columbia City Manger Teresa Wilson and Councilwoman Issac now Issac-Devine at the same time. Teresa didn’t know it though…… Sorry Kimp, I couldn’t hold it forever!!!!

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Steve October 3, 2013 at 10:10 am

Steve Bejamin’s turn now….

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