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 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.
Nikki is not a republican, what is the issue ?
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!!!!!
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!
Yea, but she will reel them back in by this fall.
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.
I think the issue is she as stupid as she acts? She is!
You said “erect”! Hehehehehehehe
Btw, it’s not threatened to “sure” grandmaster grammar champ.
“erect” was a freudian slip.
Haley never met an ERECTION she did not like!
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 trustintom.com 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.”
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.
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?
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)!
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.
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.
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.
DUUUDE! Lay off the mind – altering substances when talking politics!
Perhaps her party has some insight?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Not so fast ‘sharon’. ha ha ha ha ha
Sandy, you’ve got the wrong person — again.
Na.You got ‘a face in MY crowd’. ha ha ha ha ha
How many are in there?
The Witch needs her money feathers ruffled. Haley has been a total failure for this state and her high school staff flunkies.
I find that comment highly degrading to the high school students.
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.
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!
Yep, that nut don’t fall far from the tree. Or as Sis says, it it what is is.
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.
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.
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?
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!
What is evil is letting children suffer because you (Haley) don’t want to admit a mistake (DSS).
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.
I’m a CONSERVATIVE and you bain dead lemmings scare the HELL out of me, both Dems. and Repubs.!!!!
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.
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.
Stay in your tunnel!
Shut up, Simran.
Je nc comprends pas!
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.
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.
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.
And I understand Sarah’s “endorsement” fee has taken a rather steep plunge.
Why don’t the Indian people like black people?
No “republican” likes black people. Not even me
Hey, Nikki…love the two rings on one hand. Very 1980s.
Nimrata Haley needs to pack her whore bags and leave SC forever.