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Sources: Sandifer Won’t Seek Reelection

S.C. Rep. Bill Sandifer (RINO-Pickens) – the powerful chairman of the South Carolina House Labor, Commerce and Industry (LCI) committee – will not seek reelection in 2014, sources familiar with his thinking tell FITS. The fiscal liberal has yet to make a formal announcement, but he has reportedly informed key…

S.C. Rep. Bill Sandifer (RINO-Pickens) – the powerful chairman of the South Carolina House Labor, Commerce and Industry (LCI) committee – will not seek reelection in 2014, sources familiar with his thinking tell FITS.

The fiscal liberal has yet to make a formal announcement, but he has reportedly informed key financial supporters of his intention not to run again.

Sandifer defeated then-S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley for the chairmanship of the LCI committee in 2008.  At the end of this year, he will have been a state lawmaker for 20 years.

For years Sandifer has been a loyal henchman of fiscally liberal, anti-free market, crony capitalist House Speaker Bobby Harrell – routinely voting to grow government, raise taxes and defeat free market reforms.

He’s also had his share of notorious moments – most notably his near death experience at the hands of a prostitute in Panama City during a 2010 taxpayer-funded junket.

Sandifer would become the second House “Republican” chairman this week to announce his resignation – joining fellow fiscal liberal Roland Smith (RINO-Aiken), chairman of the House “ethics” committee (whose impending departure from public life we took note of here).

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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7 comments

Sandbill January 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Liquor wholesalers around Columbia better start pinching pennies! First, Annette Young. Now, this guy. If Nelson Hardwick quits, there will be an alcohol surplus in Columbia like never before!

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miss suzanne January 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

I,m sure our Guv can take up the slack.

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Fits Aint No Republican January 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Sandifer is a good SC Republican,just not his fellow Republican Fits type of Republican.

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euwe max January 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Can I have the left-over koozies?

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Wrong January 3, 2014 at 6:33 pm

He doesn’t represent Pickens county. He is from Seneca and represents Oconee county.

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ELK January 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm

According to Sandifer himself this is not true. Just FYI.

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Joe Blessett January 3, 2014 at 10:55 pm

I once had to speak to his committee. He is one pompous prick. I can say that without hesitation! Good riddance!

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