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Bobby Harrell Draws A Challenger

EMBATTLED HOUSE SPEAKER WILL FACE CREDIBLE DEMOCRAT Looks like Attorney General Alan Wilson’s grand jury investigation isn’t the only thing embattled S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell needs to worry about … A credible Democrat will challenge the scandal-scarred politician for his seat in the S.C. House of Representatives this fall….

EMBATTLED HOUSE SPEAKER WILL FACE CREDIBLE DEMOCRAT

Looks like Attorney General Alan Wilson’s grand jury investigation isn’t the only thing embattled S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell needs to worry about …

A credible Democrat will challenge the scandal-scarred politician for his seat in the S.C. House of Representatives this fall.

Mary Tinkler – who managed her father’s unsuccessful S.C. Senate campaign two years ago – is now throwing her own hat in the ring, looking to capitalize on the myriad of public corruption allegations that have dogged Harrell over the past two years.

“She will have money,” one Democrat familiar with Tinkler’s candidacy tells FITS.

Tinkler waited to file her campaign paperwork until the very last day of the partisan filing period – which ended on Sunday at noon.

Harrell wasn’t the only ethically challenged “Republican” to receive a surprise electoral challenge in the final days before the filing deadline. S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley also drew an unexpected primary challenge from an Upstate attorney who is also expected to run a well-funded campaign.

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42 comments

Facts are Hell March 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

That District would elect a three eyed Elf if he had an “R” by his name.

His legal difficulties will have some effect though.Instead of 60+% he will be “held” to about 55%,still an easy victory

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euwe max March 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm

That District would elect a three eyed Elf if he had an “R” by his name.

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Personally, I’m not interested in how many eyes or how tall a person is – I’m interested in what he wants for America.

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Too Many Elves In Politics March 30, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Three eyed elves tend toward conservatism;however a few drift into Socialism

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euwe max March 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

I’ve been hoping for a revolution of liberal three-eyed elves.

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shifty henry March 31, 2014 at 11:53 am

How about some of those teenage female olympic gymnasts? If it only weren’t for their high, squeaky voices…….

Smirks March 31, 2014 at 7:37 am

What elves are we talking here? Wood elves? Drow elves?

The socialist elves are probably Santa’s, what with the redistribution of toys and such.

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euwe max March 31, 2014 at 8:31 am

Sea Elves, Avariel elves,Drow elves, Lythari elves, Moon Elves, Snow Elves, Star Elves, Sun Elves, Wild Elves, Wood Elves, Conservelves, and theTevle party.

shifty henry March 31, 2014 at 11:41 am

Max, do I save that comment under Periodic Tables?

euwe max March 31, 2014 at 11:53 am

put it under Zappa.

euwe max March 31, 2014 at 8:33 am

When I was a kid we had to steal our toys – none of that liberal “giving” shit… and we were happy to get them!

shifty henry March 31, 2014 at 11:43 am

My neigborhood was so tough that when we played “cops and robbers” we played with real cops. Most of the kids grew up to be either gangsters or priests.

euwe max March 31, 2014 at 11:52 am

My neighborhood was so tough we used flattened cats for frisbees.

shifty henry March 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Speaking of tough, chemistry was my toughest class. Today is officially—- BUNSEN BURNER DAY to celebrate the birthday of its creator, German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen who was born on March 31, 1811.

Psychology and Truth March 31, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Your dementia is noted.

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Dan on Divine March 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Street talk down here last night is that Toal is bailing out on Harrell. She got what she wanted. And that was before we had even heard there is a Democrat running against Harrell. Another chapter in the book.

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Joe March 31, 2014 at 8:50 am

Toal going back on her word? You lie!

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Pi March 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Judging from her fathers ethics disclosures she kept, which are way excellent, she will no doubt have the money from all those attorneys who love Paul Tinkler coming her way; also. This is a viable indication that things are bad for Mr. Harrell but those Harrells got the goods on everyone so this is after all and I need not remind you reader; SC: so you never ever know :); because when push comes to shove, Bobby is in some inimical way, my primo-en-ley . . . hang in there Bobby . . . help on the way!

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GotTHEGoods March 31, 2014 at 9:16 am

If they don’t have the goods, his PAC and his peeps will spread rumors with their “secret blog”, this is how they roll.

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GotTHEGoods March 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm

I hope she is able to raise enough money to defeat, too many self righteous repubs hiding secrets, nauseating knowing what i know.

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Pi March 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I feel your nausea, ya feel me?

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GotTHEGoods March 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

I have a feeling you know what I am talking about.

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R4Tinker March 30, 2014 at 5:03 pm

I’m a Charleston republican who will NOT vote for Bobby this time after his shameful support of Toal. I can hold my nose for one race and I believe a lot of other republicans will do the same.

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euwe max March 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

I’m a Charleston republican
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awww… man.. I’m *so* sorry to hear that!
Look, if there’s anything I can do..

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snickering April 1, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Isn’t a Charleston Republican actually a Democrat, but Holy? You know blessed?

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HK March 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I am a conservative Republican.I will be voting for Bobby.

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euwe max March 30, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Mind saying why?

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Republican Follies March 30, 2014 at 10:08 pm

He said it.Hes a Republican voting for a Republican.Whats there to explain?

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euwe max March 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm

oh. my bad.

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Mike Wallace March 30, 2014 at 9:46 pm

What’s conservative about crony capitalism and corruption?

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euwe max March 31, 2014 at 8:34 am

Corruption, Cronies and Capitalism.

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William Wallace March 31, 2014 at 9:43 am

You are a conservative blind and deaf Republican! This is the problem, the voters Democrat and epublican, who vote for the party label irregardless of the reprobate sloth running. The elected officials begin to think they are annointed emperor, above the laws and rules the rest of us live by and can get away with anything!
The rest of the emperors see their brotherin get by and re-elected, so they can be guaranteed the same and the fun and games begin. One violation of morals and ethics after another! One lie after another told, one campaign disclosures fudged, campaign funds used for personal use and those ones become many or all!!!
And the brain dead party label vote,r keep the status quo of self serving, lying, cheating, stealing! The country, the States, the Counties, Towns, schools and the taxpayer continues to loose!
Ah yes, career politicians, political dynasties remain the name of the game they play, with us footing the tab!
Wake up people!

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jockstender March 31, 2014 at 1:38 am

I know Mary and Paul Tinkler, live in their district, and look forward to helping Mary defeat the ultra-corrupt Bobby Harrell. I am neither Republican nor Democrat but Independent. Many of my neighbors are centrists like me and are sick and tired of Harrell’s abuse of his power. Mary will be like a breath of spring air, serving her constituents instead of herself.

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“Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”

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— Jock Stender, Charleston

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GrandTango March 31, 2014 at 9:47 am

Democrat = Obama = Dishonest = Corrupt.

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Harrell's Fucking Tango's Mom March 31, 2014 at 1:33 pm

T’s having a real articulate day!

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GrandTango March 31, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Give me a Conservative vs Harrell or STFU…we found out over and over….democrat is a disaster.

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Smirks March 31, 2014 at 8:42 am

Draws a challenger? I hope he’s a good artist.

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miss suzanne March 31, 2014 at 11:40 am

Hey Bobby…what ya gonna do when they come for you?

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shifty henry March 31, 2014 at 11:46 am

With a name like TINKLER there has to be either a very good slogan — or a joke!

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For The Right Reasons March 31, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I know at least 10,000 registered republicans in Boobass’s district who will NOT be voting for the pig shit. Have you seen the new anti Boobass billboard with the twits fat crater face on it along I-26 in Charleston yet? Whoops … that’s right … it has not gone up yet. But it will.

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Why Do the Heathen Rage? March 31, 2014 at 7:41 pm

No it wont and Harrell will EASILY win.

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GotTHEGoods April 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm

For the Right Reasons,,,,,,lets talk

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