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Boyd Brown Won’t Seek Congressional Seat

Former S.C. Rep. Boyd Brown will not challenge U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney in the South Carolina fifth congressional district after all. The Democratic ex-lawmaker – who had been approached by several national and state interests about running against the fiscally conservative Mulvaney – says he gave the possibility strong consideration…

Former S.C. Rep. Boyd Brown will not challenge U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney in the South Carolina fifth congressional district after all.

The Democratic ex-lawmaker – who had been approached by several national and state interests about running against the fiscally conservative Mulvaney – says he gave the possibility strong consideration but ultimately decided against it.

“While I have been approached by many people in regards to running for the fifth Congressional District, and while I can’t deny that I listened to what they had to say, I am not, nor will I be a candidate for Congress,” Brown wrote in an email provided to FITS and several other media outlets.

“As I was listening to the pros of running for Congress, I was also weighing the cons,” Brown continued. “And ultimately, the decision came down to the fact that I’m enjoying the private sector too much. I can think of one place as dysfunctional as the South Carolina General Assembly, and that is the United States House of Representatives.”

So what’s Brown going to do?

“I’ll stick to a productive job in the real world for now, and use the energy I would have put into running for Congress into making our community and South Carolina a better place,” he wrote.

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5 comments

Bill November 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

To bad Mulvaney does not want a productive job. I guess he will be able to retain his taker status a while longer.

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Stinkbait November 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Brown’s rationale for not tossing his hat in the ring is a textbook example of what has gone wrong with this democracy. Here is a bright capable young man who sees no real purpose in offering for higher elected office. There are plenty just like him: conservative & liberal, who are unwilling to subject themselves & their families to the ordeal of axe-fight campaigns or the toxic world of uncompromising partisan politics. So what’s there for us ‘at the end of the day’? We’re left with Wilson, Clyburn, Haley, Sanford & the other self-serving shit-for-brains hacks. This week, I think Leon Lott should be elected King of the World; but he knows better.

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nitrat November 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Yeah, but Eric Cantor only has ’em working 8 days a month…

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CorruptionInColumbia November 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Good choice, Mr Brown! Mick is doing a fine job, for now. In about eight years, if you are so inclined, give it a go.

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Michael November 7, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Did Brown not leave the House go to work for an opposition research firm for political campaigns? If so, I’m not sure I’d characterize that as “productive job in the real world.”

productive job in the real world for now
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