Tom Ervin Issues Statement On SCGOP Lawsuit Threat

FITS has received the following statement from “independent Republican” petition candidate Tom Ervin in response to the SCGOP’s issuance of a letter instructing him to stop referring to himself as a Republican on the campaign trail in 2014. Ervin is running for governor along with incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley, Democrat…

FITS has received the following statement from “independent Republican” petition candidate Tom Ervin in response to the SCGOP’s issuance of a letter instructing him to stop referring to himself as a Republican on the campaign trail in 2014.

Ervin is running for governor along with incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley, Democrat Vincent Sheheen and Libertarian Steve French.

Here is Ervin’s statement …

“In her latest attempt to salvage her national political ambitions, the governor has now directed the state Republican Party staff to trample on the Bill of Rights, specifically the Right to Free Speech.

Using Chairman Moore’s ‘logic,’ voters who consider themselves Republicans — but don’t agree with the governor — are no longer Republican, or so says the governor through her intermediaries.

But, I have no quibble with Chairman Moore. He seems like a sincere young man who is simply carrying out orders from the governor. We all know that. In fact, I look forward to working with Matt — or his successor — as the next independent REPUBLICAN governor of South Carolina.

I was proud to vote in the Republican Primary in 2012, to host an event in my home for Mitt Romney, and I’m proud of the 2014 sustaining membership card in the South Carolina GOP I received from Chairman Moore.

Since I announced my candidacy, thousands of South Carolinians — including many Republicans — have joined our effort to restore integrity and honesty in Columbia. Why? Because we’re about offering common sense solutions to the problems plaguing our state. I wish the governor showed as much passion in protecting our vulnerable children who have been abandoned by the director of DSS, fixing our crumbling roads, reforming our tax code and giving parents more choice in the education of their children as she does in protecting her political future.

Oh, and I hope she joins me in opposing frivolous lawsuits.”

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jimlewisowb April 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Keep it up bitch

Every vote you drive away just may be the one vote to put your fat ass on the curb

rebellozit April 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Ervin needs toooo cease and desist from all his damn whining while hiding behind his wife in all these pictures. Who is the candidate?
Ya quit the party loser.Enjoy your fundraisers with Pelosi and the other socialists in the democratic party you are now supporting.

ReElect Nikki April 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I’m unaware that Ervin is “supporting” Pelosi.Tell us all about it wont you?

Smirks April 24, 2014 at 3:06 pm

It’s typical for an establishment GOP maroon to trot out the Republicans’ boogeymen against their opponents to score cheap political points. I wonder if Haley can borrow that cardboard cutout of Nancy Pelosi from Mark Sanford?

rebellozit April 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Sure. A vote for Ervin is a vote for Pelosi, Reid and the dem/soc party and regime. He quit the republican party. Got mad and now apparently wants to get even. Dems will pour money into SC if they think gov can be defeated. In my opinion he is now working for the dem party.

ReElect Nikki April 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Gee that sure explains everything.Thanks!

William Wallace April 25, 2014 at 7:44 am

Oh what BS!

Smirks April 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

A vote for Ervin is a vote for Pelosi, Reid and the dem/soc party and regime.

Shit, he’s on to our master plan! Without Ervin, Pelosi and Reid can’t help Obama finish the Wealth Redistribution Ray! Drats! Foiled again!

You impress me with your level of ignorance.

rebellozit April 25, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Cato Institute has stated Obamacare IS just that,redistribution of wealth.
Keep firing away Smjerks. Deo Vendice loves your juice and vicupstate is always available for leftovers.

margret April 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I call mega BULL $HIT on your comment!

Sure, the establishment Dems. and Repubs. are scaredc to death someone will come in and upset the apple cart. Afraid the voters will wake up and see, what we have always done has gotten us where we are (in a mess). The same old tired, worn out rhetoric and faces run over and over for every office!

I hope Ervin upsets the apple cart permanently!


rebellozit April 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

I call mega ERVIN $HIT on your comment!

From Wikipedia:

Thomas J. Ervin (born 1951 or 1952)
Charlie Crist Jr. apparently don’t even know when he was born. :-)

William Wallace April 26, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Today (4-26-2014) I was told by some State employees who work for cabinet agencies, they were warned about signing petitions for Ervin.
I use to think this was a free country, with Constitutional rights!
Guess that all changed with Obama and Ohaley!

Slim April 24, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Matt was overheard saying that “she was driving him crazy!”

Fed UP April 25, 2014 at 7:46 am

She drives me crazy too! And I don’t have to deal with her personally anymore!
Every cell in my body is glad to be out of there!

Rocky April 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I bet in the end he out performs Nikki in the vote counting.

Ervin is Crist? April 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I was proud to vote in the Republican Primary in 2012, to host an event in my home for Mitt Romney, and I’m proud of the 2014 sustaining membership card in the South Carolina GOP I received from Chairman Moore.

Hilarious.I bet Charlie Crist hosted a few events as a REPUBLICAN GOV. Florida and carried a GOP membership card before he figured out he couldn’t defeat Rubio in the Republican Primary for an open senate seat and proceeded to not only run as an Independent but continues to try and destroy the state Republican Party as a democrat.
Sounds like Tom Ervin, does it not?Or it will soon be?A vote for this man,in my opinion, is a vote for Barak Obama and the Pelosi-Reid legislative agenda.

Jackie Chiles April 25, 2014 at 8:32 am

You were proud to support Mitt? I voted for him but felt ashamed that he was alternative to Obama.

RogueElephant April 25, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Voting for Romney was almost as hard as voting for McCain. I had to go wash after that one.

rebellozit April 25, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I agree with you on McCain.Mitt? Other than Jesse Helms, I have never worked harder for a political candidate.
A man of honor and decency.He would have helped save the republic.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt April 28, 2014 at 1:48 am

More like a man of undisclosed tax rates, offshore accounts, car elevators and the like.
By the way, you do know Jesse Helms was an unapologetic bigot don’t you?

rebellozit April 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Thank you for contributing, sir.You’re always ‘witty’ and I appreciate your candor on the subject of the day.

Deo Vindice SC April 26, 2014 at 6:54 pm

republicans are stoopid, give ya-self a break. McCain was the man VS GWB, but ya went w GWB. Imagine Cain VS 911? We would of been on top of the world. Ya blew it then, you blew now. In the future, you’ll blow it again, former republican.

FED UP!!! April 25, 2014 at 8:03 am

One problem with Ohaley and some of the Republican establishment, they feel they own the State and “How dare anyone other than a Mute and Blind, brain dead Republican lemming run”!
If you are a brain dead Republican Zombie, you can lie, cheat, steal, violate the law, commit adultery and you will be accepted, elected and reelected.
Mark Sanford
Richard Eckstrom
Ken Ard
Bob Peeler
Harvey Peeler
Bobby Harrell
Jean Toal…OH never mind, she’s a Dem.(but they voted for her anyway)
Hugh Leatherman
Larry Martin
Ronnie Cromer
Joe Wilson

vicupstate April 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Ervin 1
SC GOP/Nikki 0

Charlie 'ervin' Crist April 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Florida eyes ‘sore loser’ election law – Washington Times…/florida-eyes-sore-loser-election-la... – Similar to Florida eyes ‘sore loser’ election law – Washington Times

Oct 24, 2010 … A Florida Senate committee has recommended making it tougher for political … Charlie Crist’s bolt from the Republican Party to run as an …

The voters NEVER reward a ‘sore loser’!

Deo Vindice SC April 24, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I can’t hardly wait for the election. Nikki’s in for a big suprize!

neighbor April 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Was she a feral child?

Deo Vindice SC April 24, 2014 at 3:49 pm

great comment, maybe Conners?

idiotwind April 24, 2014 at 2:58 pm

i liked his ad a lot more than the sick GOP ad saying anyone charged with a violent offense should be hung without trial.

don April 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Just like all the the times she’s called herself a Christian. What a loser.

Centrist View April 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Tom Ervin should brand himself as the Independent Cease-and-Desist Candidate. Worked for a sandwich shop.

Lawyer’s letter inspires Beaufort restaurant to change sandwich name
Joe Fox insists that when he changed the name of one of his signature sandwiches to “The Cease-and-Desist,” he was only doing what a competitor’s attorney demanded.

But as a result, the owner of Carolina Dog and Deli on Ribaut Road says he is serving more sandwiches … with a side of Facebook commenting.

Harvey and Battey April 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Whats the name of the attorney?

ervin=colbert-busch =pelosi April 24, 2014 at 3:29 pm

It appears the Ervin campaign has hired the Colbert-Busch advisors and communications team.Losers.

EJB April 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Is it just me or does the lady in the picture look in dire need of a large hot fudge sundae?

Tired and Retired April 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Tom’s wife, Kathryn Williams, is a very successful trial attorney or plaintiff’s lawyer in Greenville. She has served as the president of the Trial Lawyers organization and has been designated as a “Super Lawyer”.

Mike April 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Great. A judge and a trial attorney. They’ll be much different than the group currently running the state. lol

James April 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Trikki Nikki is worried now he knows she is going to make it hard for her to get re-elected now for sure.

CharlesDikkens April 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Too bad Nikki has the sheep vote. If Ervin can beat his Bible in the upstate, maybe he can force a run off, but in the end she wins again. But what if he drives to Columbia and sleeps with Will Folks. Wouldn’t that improve his chances?

Get It? April 24, 2014 at 6:38 pm

What runoff?Ervin is running as an Independent.The candidate that gets the most votes in the General Election wins ,whether its over Fifty Percent or not.

GrandTango April 24, 2014 at 5:59 pm

He’s an attorney. So is his wife. Have they gotten any child molesters off lately??? (Op Research, please)…

Remember: Sheheen said it’s a lawyers job to avert justice, if you’re slick enough to finagle it…and the client can pay the fee…

Deo Vindice SC April 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Republicons are doodoo in 14,LOL.

Walter April 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Last time I checked Haley was just Governor….and a lousy one at that. She is not lord of all creation….shout out to the Koch brothers you trying..

Deo Vindice SC April 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I can’t wait for the sheeeet.

Tired and Retired April 24, 2014 at 10:11 pm Reply
Jem April 24, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Pretty well documented that Tom Ervin gave the allowable maximum of $10,000 to the South Carolina Democratic Party in 2004.
“Democrats aren’t apologizing for the big-dollar donors.

Individuals can give state parties as much as $10,000 under federal law and “we’re trying to max out all of our donors,” Ms. Macrina said. In August, two donors, Tom Ervin of Greenville and Martha Faucette of Columbia, gave the maximum.”

Ervin, Tom J
29605Kathryn Williams PA/Attorney$10,00008/25/2004PDEMOCRATIC PARTY OF SOUTH CAROLINA – Democrat

charlie April 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Ain’t no doubt Ervin is a Democrat and working with DNC to elect Sheheen, is there? I am confused on why he is apparently campaigning with that ugly , nasty , abortion loving bitch ,Nancy Pelosi, this early in the race .
That is Pelosi in the pics on FITS, correct?She is even wearing a ‘cross’-disgraceful.

William Wallace April 25, 2014 at 7:40 am

Our low down conniving, lying Governor (Ohaley) looks and acts more and more like Obama!
Will she next, be looking at land grabs, traveling the Country apologizing for South Carolina and saying we should not compete for jobs and should deed our land and ports to Georgia!
Oh yes, and she feels our vulnerable children don’t deserve taxpayer funded protection!Haley needs to go and the Republican Party needs to read the Constitution and Bill of Rights!
Kind of Obamaesque right!
Haley needs to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GrandTango April 25, 2014 at 8:11 am

Haley rejected Obamacare, Federally-devised Medicaid expansion, Obama-esque Common Core and Federally-supported Union take-over of our jobs….

You may hate Haley, but you are a F*#king Dumb@$$, trying to equate her w/ Obama. It makes you look ignorant.

Distancing herself from Obama has been the ONE Thing Haley has done better than anything else, besides raising money, based on her rejection of Obama…

u r a turd April 25, 2014 at 8:34 am

I always enjoy your profanity laced diatribes and rantings!
Better to to thought a FOOL, than to open your mouth (print your ravings) and erase ALL doubt!!!!!
She is a liar, like Obama, incompetent like Obama, surrounds herself with loosres like you and Obama!
Now go take your valium laced laxative.

GrandTango April 25, 2014 at 8:58 am

South Carolina is doing better than the US economy in general…BECAUSE she has not been Incompetent and placed losers in control…

If you miss that, it is because you are likely a simple-minded idiot, who drinks in the media spin, instead of investigating and thinking for yourself.,…

Saluda Rapids April 25, 2014 at 9:51 am

You are correct. There are so many similarities between Obama and Haley that it is scary. The warning signs are there just like in 2012. People knew what would happen if Obama was elected, yet the sheeple voted for him, and now you get what you get. Same thing now. We know what we will get if Haley wins again. More embarsassment. And the effing moronic voters who make up our electorate will do it again. Have at it, dumbasses.

Saluda Rapids April 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

The fact that you believe all this shows your low IQ, especially when it comes to politics. You cannot think for yourself…you are so easliy swayed by the Limbaughs and Hannity’s, and the extremely low minor league hacks who pass for conservative media in South Carolina.
Union take-over of our jobs? Come on, seriously? In South Carolina, that’s going to happen and she is the champion? But low information dolts such as yourself will swallow whatever is spoon fed to you.
So you vote for her, because remember, YOU benefitted from having your finanical information stolen. YOU have made that a virtue. And you claim to love SC, but allow Haley and the rest of them to keep us at the bottom. Well good for you…you will rot at the bottom.

GrandTango April 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

You better hope cliches (and services to idiots) are never outlawed…you would have NOTHING to say w/o them…LMAO…Typical Dumb@$$ liberal…

west_rhino April 25, 2014 at 9:31 am

so does independent RINO yet have the petition signatures or does the ad campaign figure into your John Hancock’s wanted so we don’t have to rely on ACORN tactics?

Bryan Wqsc Crabtree April 25, 2014 at 11:40 pm

They can’t sue for this. I mean, they can, but they won’t win.

Mike April 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Tom Ervin political donations since 2002= Democrats: $28,750. Republican: $16,700.

Philip Branton April 29, 2014 at 10:57 am



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