Tom Ervin Angers Nikki Haley Campaign By Accepting GOP Invite

GOVERNOR’S CAMPAIGN FURIOUS OVER INVITE EXTENDED TO PETITION CANDIDATE Former state lawmaker and circuit court judge Tom Ervin – who is running against S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley in the 2014 general election as an “independent Republican” petition candidate – has infuriated the governor’s campaign organization by accepting an invitation to…


Former state lawmaker and circuit court judge Tom Ervin – who is running against S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley in the 2014 general election as an “independent Republican” petition candidate – has infuriated the governor’s campaign organization by accepting an invitation to speak at a GOP event.

Ervin will address the First Tuesday Republican Club of the Midlands this Tuesday (May 6, 2014) at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Tickets for the event (which includes a buffet lunch) are $15.

The group meets at Brookland Banquet and Conference Center (1064 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169). Ervin’s remarks are scheduled to begin shortly before 1:00 p.m.

A source close to Haley’s campaign told FITS the group’s invite to Ervin was “inexcusable.”

“When did Republican groups start offering their microphones to Democrats?” the source asked sarcastically. “When did we start giving them our platform to air their pro-Obamacare, pro-Medicaid expansion views?”

Wait … Medicaid expansion? Haley really wants to get on somebody for that?

Cause last time we checked she was all over it …

Anyway, this isn’t the first time Haley’s supporters have sought to erect distance between Ervin and the word “Republican.” Last month the SCGOP threatened to sure Ervin if he didn’t stop referring to himself as an “independent Republican” in his television commercials.

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Deo Vindice SC May 5, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Nikki is not a republican, what is the issue ?

William Wallace May 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm

I’ve worked with Ervin and Haley. I can tell you, Ervin is much more a conservative than Haley, any day of the week!
Ervin, just like Beasley left the liberal side of the Democratic party in 1980!
Most, so called Republicans were Democrats a few years ago!
You call Leatherman, Rankin, Peeler, Martin, Odell, and many, many others Republican? Ervin is head and shoulders above these Rhinos, who are just like Haley!
Plus, Ervin is NOT a pathological LIAR! Haley cannot make that claim! She lies when she does not have to!
90% of the 7th graders in this State would make a better Governor than Haley.
Probably 95% of the 1-3 year olds would be better. That is if Haley’s DSS doesn’t allow them to be murdered first!
I would not go to First Tuesday now! I would not walk 10 steps to see, or hear any of Haley’s lies and self AGGRANDIZEMENT!!!!!

Margret G May 5, 2014 at 9:07 pm

True WW. Who considers Haley to be anything but a fake Republican is loopy! Just ask the Tea Party. She lied and silver tongued her way into their support and screwed them like a mink in heat!

aikencounty May 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Yea, but she will reel them back in by this fall.

Logan Smith May 21, 2014 at 8:35 am

Since you’ve known both of them, what exactly is their differences? I’m leaning toward voting for Ervin, but I just want to make sure. What exactly has Haley been doing wrong? I keep hearing folks don’t like her, but she seems pretty conservative at face value.

snickering May 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm

I think the issue is she as stupid as she acts? She is!

Beavis May 5, 2014 at 7:27 pm

You said “erect”! Hehehehehehehe

Btw, it’s not threatened to “sure” grandmaster grammar champ.

Trojan May 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

“erect” was a freudian slip.
Haley never met an ERECTION she did not like!

I'm Better PCL; Broken Hearted May 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Nikkis going to the buffet too!!! I hope her SLED guys don’t assassinate Tom, I like Tom. This is after all her, South Carolina, “Mine Mine Mine.” VoteForTom,com rhymes but its not his site, his site is but lets vote for Tom. Nikki I can spot you a twenty if you need and my kitty Squeaky somewhere in the back of my mind says “Meow Nikki.” In kitty Nikky that means kitty is upset with you but you know that. I loved my kitty. “Meow.”

HD May 5, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Love her or hate her, she’s got every right to be pissed. Her party shouldn’t be providing a platform for her general election opponents.

benedict crist ervin May 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm

You are correct.Tom Ervin is apparently working closely with the DNC to defeat Haley and help the regime push their socialist agenda in South Carolina.
He is a liberal/socialist like Colbert-Busch and Gloria Tinabu however at least EBC and Tinabu informed the voters of their leftist views.
‘Swervin’ Ervin the quitter, is trying to hide his past as a proud member and cash- cow for the Democrat Party in South Carolina to push the Pelosi/Reid agenda and thinks he can be dishonest with the voters in doing so.
Don’t think so.Not even hiding behind his pro-abortion, gay marriage supporting wife?

Former Haley supporter May 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

You obviously do not know Tom Ervin and are one of Haley’s sycophants smoking LSD laced crack! We will assist your REHAB once this is all over! Ervin’s DSS, LRADAC,DOR, DMV,SLED all will be run by professionals, not unqualified contributors, family, friends, or “ROCK STARS” (Koller)!

Frank May 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Got to hand it to the Haley worshipers they protect their queen. Wait a second its her staff ……they don’t want to loose those nice state taxpayer funded paychecks.

Sandy Shagger May 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Does that mean Ervin and his wife are apparently trying to destroy the South Carolina Republican Party…cause they need the money Sheheen and Ervin are/will receive from the DNC to defeat Haley?? Should be millions.

Nepotistica May 6, 2014 at 9:23 am

In addition to your comments above every morning at Alans Wilsons office the big four meet, Alan, an Asst. AG and two cop like people. When the work is done at the end of the meeting Alan always asks what each is bringing to the family picnic that weekend. Its just an urban legend, not twue. I’m going to go browse the nerve and gopwrites now.

truthmonger May 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm

DUUUDE! Lay off the mind – altering substances when talking politics!

aikencounty May 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Perhaps her party has some insight?

a face in the crowd May 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Sandy Shagger May 5, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Not so fast ‘sharon’. ha ha ha ha ha

a face in the crowd May 5, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Sandy, you’ve got the wrong person — again.

Sandy Shagger May 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Na.You got ‘a face in MY crowd’. ha ha ha ha ha

euwe max May 5, 2014 at 10:37 pm

How many are in there?

Larry Bishop May 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm

The Witch needs her money feathers ruffled. Haley has been a total failure for this state and her high school staff flunkies.

aikencounty May 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

I find that comment highly degrading to the high school students.

Wendy Jenkins May 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm

This is not politics this is outright lying by Nikki Haley and her staff they know its an election year and DSS did not follow their own policy. The facts don’t lie and now without a doubt Haley staffers have been interfering with the hearings. Shealy if you have any credibility you will not stand by Haley and let this child’s death pass as if its not important and tragic. Here are the facts DSS did not do their jobs to make Haley’s numbers look good. Cue the bloodthirsty Haley loyalist to pick and choose their versions of the truth.

Father Sebastin May 6, 2014 at 5:20 pm

If we waited for Haley to speak for the innocent children (who have no voice) there would be a holocost!
Remember haley does not care, for they have no money to contribute to her campaign!
Haley is the lowest form of life, in existence, anywhere in the Universe.
Jesus loved children and so do I. I guess the Sikh religion see it differently!

gunj May 7, 2014 at 10:20 am

Yep, that nut don’t fall far from the tree. Or as Sis says, it it what is is.

euwe max May 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

You put your right hand in,
You put your right hand out,
You put your right hand in,
And you shake it all about,

You do the hokey pokey
and you turn yourself around
That what it’s all about.

Elfego May 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Just keep us informed Nikki of who is in this group and we will never for for one of the candidates. I am Independent but they are bound to unseat you and going to elect a Democrat. I wont vote Democrat and will write in before I vote for Ervin who is a Democrat anyway.

benedict crist ervin May 5, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Ervin sees the millions of dollars that poured in for the failed Elizabeth Colbert-Busch SC1 debacle and apparently figures he gonna get RICH with DNC PAC money if he and the wife play this right.
Anybody recall ECB trips to D.C. and NYC to pad her campaign bank account while Sanford was debating a cardboard cut-out of Pelosi and trying to help the people of South Carolina? Did she get to keep any of that money?

Elfego May 6, 2014 at 9:11 am

I am not sure if this is a ploy by lawyer friends of Sheheen to divide the Republican Party. I am not a Republican I vote for the person but after the debacles in the past and the last Democrat National Convention I will not vote for a Democrat on a statewide or national election again.I am moderate to conservative and no one can survive the Democrat Party that is. You march in lockstep or get shut out.I truly believe the Democrat Party is Evil!

vicupstate May 6, 2014 at 10:57 am

What is evil is letting children suffer because you (Haley) don’t want to admit a mistake (DSS).

Sandy Shagger May 6, 2014 at 11:13 am

I just love you libs.All over this DSS story yet you support an evil pResident and political party that sanctions and advocates for 1,000,000 brutal murders of the unborn a year.
That is truly evil.

be afraid, very afraid May 6, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I’m a CONSERVATIVE and you bain dead lemmings scare the HELL out of me, both Dems. and Repubs.!!!!

snickering May 6, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Do you feel like a Stranger in a Strange Land? There’s help for that. You could move to another state, start drinking earlier or stop reading comments, go to church or send a Bat Signal.
Hope This helps.

vicupstate May 7, 2014 at 5:15 am

I don’t begrudge the pro-life supporters for their opinion, but I do see hypocrisy in their defense of those that through their neglience, allow post-birth children to die.
If you are pro-life, fine. At least be consistent.

Elfego May 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Stay in your tunnel!

neighbor May 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Shut up, Simran.

Elfego May 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Je nc comprends pas!

Yelsewh May 6, 2014 at 9:17 am

I hope that Queen Nimrata and her minons continue to draw attention to Tom Ervin’s campaign for Governor. If he can peel off even 5% – 10% of Republicans in the general election then it will give the election to Sheheen.

Rocky May 6, 2014 at 10:24 am

What I’m becoming sure of is that this guy may very well actually win the show. Seriously. Without Mama Grizzly romping around for her – I don’t see how Haley defeats him.

you know me May 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I really hope he wins. We just hope when she loses, they don’t move back to Lexington. Since she loves Georgia so much, maybe they can live there.

aikencounty May 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm

And I understand Sarah’s “endorsement” fee has taken a rather steep plunge.

gunj May 6, 2014 at 10:29 am

Why don’t the Indian people like black people?

Tim Scott May 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

No “republican” likes black people. Not even me

you know me May 6, 2014 at 11:40 am

Hey, Nikki…love the two rings on one hand. Very 1980s.

Haley's Taco Eating Helper May 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Nimrata Haley needs to pack her whore bags and leave SC forever.


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