“INDEPENDENT REPUBLICAN” SAYS HE WILL BE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT
South Carolina’s self-styled “independent Republican” gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin released a radio ad this week challenging Gov. Nikki Haley on the issue of ethics reform.
Missed the spot? Of course you did. It was on the radio … and about ethics reform. And while Haley is exceedingly vulnerable on this issue, it’s not exactly the sort of thing that sends voters stampeding to the nearest AM dial.
Buried within the Ervin spot, though, was a reference that caught our attention …
“Remember, independent Republican Tom Ervin will be on the November fourth ballot,” the candidate says in the spot.
That’s no small boast, people …
For a petition candidate to earn a spot on the November ballot, they must submit 10,000 valid signatures to the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC) by July 15.
Which is no small task …
Apparently Ervin is either well on his way to reaching that threshold – or has hit it already. Either way, that’s additional evidence of a campaign with the resources necessary to cause Haley some serious headaches in a general election – which is the real story behind Ervin’s latest radio ad.
In addition to Haley and Ervin, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen is running for governor as a Democrat. Sheheen came within four points of Haley during their first head-to-head matchup in 2010. Libertarian Steve French – a Lowcountry small businessman – will also be seeking the nomination.
Ervin describes himself on Wikipedia as a born-again Christian. Already I’m turned off by this guy.
It’s a requirement to mix religion and Republican politics.
It creates the highest hypocrite … I mean acolyte.
Belonging to a religion doesn’t bother me, wanting to shove that religion down everyone’s throats does. He can believe whatever he wants so long as he does his job properly.
(Besides, you’re assuming any of the other candidates aren’t Christian?)
Christian is now like RINO… instead of “Republican,” they will begin to write “Christian.” Unless you brag about it, like you’re something special… and condemn everyone else for not being open about it – you’re a “Christian.” Let’s not even bother finding out if they’ve actually READ the bible, or even have the vaguest idea what’s *in* it. Let them get away with the sound bite without investigating.
The fakes will stumble when you ask “Oh good! As of when?” Sometimes it is when they became a candidate.:-(
Funny no one asked Bush.
No worries.Tom is no born-again Christian.He and his wife are both social liberals that support partial-birth abortion and gay marriage.He is on of us.
Again, more of Haley’s lies, spin and propaganda!
I know Ervin and he hates abortion!
Haley and killer Koller abort children around 2-4 years old!
Haley’s appointment of Killer Koller for DSS was a travesty and horrible mistake that she refuses to correct!
how many dead children does Haley and Koller call enough?
And Haley claims to be Christian…what a joke.
Nikki – be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
If she loses, she’ll get a cushy job at Fox, where she’ll embarrass our state on a national level. I can’t stand that grifting liar.
If she loses, she will either (1) open a KWIK-EZEE (for your convenience) MART by the Gervais Street bridge, OR (2) become an intern for Fitsnews and sabotage our posts in her mad revenge?
She will slam Will up against the wall in a mack daddy sort of way.
She’ll be a cross between Sarah Palin and Mark Sanford. Oh joy.
Tom Ervin is pro-abortion and for gay marriage.Has been a big time Democrat donor for decades.
His election year conversion to Christianity and claims of being a staunch , card carrying Republican may fool the socialists in SC, but nobody else.
Your post is an out and out lie!
I served in the legislature with Ervin and have known him for 35+ years. Yes, he was a Democrat then, just like haley would have been, and just like 90% of your Republican party, who later switched and now serve as Republicans.
Ervin was conservative then and he is even more conservative now.
You can lie, spin, cheat and try to paint him with your haley spin all you want. The Post and Courier poll said 60+% liked Ervin and his position on the issues, while 36% liked Haley’s!
Read it and weap. I hope he out polls her by 4-6% and he is well on his way!
I worked for Haley last election and about two months with her after being sworn in. She proved to me she is a bald face liar, self serving individual! I’m finished with her! I know both well and Ervin gets my vote, money and support!
Who is Sanford supporting?
Who cares what that amoral adulterer endorses!
Settle down Elizabeth.Put your purple prom dress back on that you wore at the SC1 debate with Sanford and call Tom Ervin. He may need those heffers you called Republican Women for EBC that surrounded that podium at the end of your campaign.Tom may need to strong arm a few more signatures before the petition goes to Cuba with Charlie Christ for Raul to sign. :-)
Ervin is a trial lawyer and a scoundrel. The only scoundrel bigger in all of this is Vincent Sheheen whose friends are bankrolling his campaign. Don’t worry, SC will get exactly what it deserves under Sheheen. As a born again blue state, jobs will be destroyed and your taxes will necessarily skyrocket. However, services will not improve, nor will any roads be repaired. Enjoy.
O, NO just to show you how out of touch you are, the tater goes in the front not the back!
Get with the program, almost anyone would be better than Haley! She is an abject failure!
Your a good man South Mauldin, you really are, and knowing, she’s a three toed sloth, no doubt, Sir.
Myself and a lot of other Republicans I know plan on voting for Ervin.
Wonder how many more “Rock Stars” Haley will declare on her way out the door? With any luck she can take all her Rock Stars with her in Nov.
As long as this state continues to elect 30 to 40 year-olds as Governor in the hopes of ultimately scoring a President we will continue to have a piss poor administration and a sad state of the union as it is. It’s a big job that deserves the wisdom that comes with age and a record that is unblemished over decades of service.
You just described Tom Ervin:
and knowing him, I will add:
In other words, head and shoulders above Haley and everything good and positive, which she does not possess!
Quitting on those that have supported you in the past and then seeking to destroy and punish those people by working to elect a friend of Obama,Pelosi and Reid and hurt the state of SC is not a character virtue.
Tom has no chance of winning and he knows it. He does have a chance of electing a socialist as governor in Sheheen.Sheheen is being awfully guiet.Wouldn’t surprise me if the Ervin and Sheheen teams aren’t working together and coordinating their messages?
TOM ERVIN FOR GOVERNOR!
Sir, more good stuff on the way! You don’t need to know me in person, you just need to know I’m there just the same, Sir.
The Mighty Ninth!
rock star – Female who trades sex for crack or money to buy crack; a person who uses rock cocaine.
Your our HERO Will Folks, sort of: http://www.noslang.com/drugs/dictionary/r/
If he needs a signature, just let me know when he’s coming to York County. I might not vote for him, but I will sign for him to be on the ballot for sure.
As long as he splinters the Republican ticket and helps Sheheen, I’m happy. Republicans already control the legislature, and Haley is an awful governor.
I hate to say it, but honestly, Sheheen doesn’t deserve to win. I wish someone better was running than him.
Your choices are Mahatma or Watermaid and you want Uncle Ben’s.
I’d settle for Rice-A-Roni too, though.
Yeah James Smith would have been ideal.
We agree! Thanks for “address “-ing that thought.
Yeah, right. James Smith is one of the primary Jean Toal puppets in the Legislature. There is not an original thought in his shaved head. He’s a little old to be playing the “Golly Gee, I never thought of that” role he uses daily to avoid real discussions on real issues. That is NOT what we need.
Rep. Smith works for the AG, he’d best stay out of it and Smith Constituent to Larry below has got it in the bag.
Tom Ervin is running against Vincent and thats got to be better but what do I know.
I am with you brother. Tom and his wife both support gay marriage and the ACA. Sign the petitions as many times as you can so Tom can be elected and work with Barack on amnesty for illegals.
More Haley spin and BS! Ervin does NOT support gay marriage because he is NOT a Dem.!
You brain dead lemmings amaze me with your lies; but, it just means you fit right in with your Fake Republican, FAKE Conservative, FAKE Methodist Governor Haley!
Oh, he is most certainly a dem. And so are you. It’s okay, though. Your boy Sheheen will probably win, and then maybe the only solace for SC is that the jobs will be killed and all the yankees in the Upstate will move somewhere else.
If you knew who I am, it would be obvious to all, I’m an extremely conservative Republican and PROUD of it!
I supported Haley once and she has been a disapointment of Biblical proportions!
I met Sheheen in 2010, and he’s a total scoundrel. A disgrace to the already dismal modern demonrat party. Not taking the bait.
Shut up, Simran. Go talk to the universe!
Twenty – one billion dollars and no source of funding other than increasing debt. Good job GOP.
Shepherd also reported on the volcano in LA. ‘Course it was only a movie, produced by Fox. Climate change is also a movie, produced by Fox. God, I love fantasies!
I enjoy movies… but when I reach the exit door of the theater, I prefer not to step onto the set.
Fox News Anchor Gregg Jarrett, Arrested After Incident At Minneapolis Airport Bar
The rich have to have their cosmetics – besides what’s an owl or a turtle compared to a smooth complexion, or the smell of petunias? We aren’t here for animals, they’re here for us!
Republicans “support our troops” by blocking their funding – until they get a juicy story about how they’re being abused.
Something fake about the beagle video. Temporarily placed banners over windows. Bran new teashirts. Doggy heaven with a pool. No info on the rescue or the villainous company that they were rescued from. The dogs all looked in great shape.
Moost animals die during testing and are generally euthanized after testing is concluded. That is especially the case for beagles, which are the most commonly used dogs in laboratories because the breed’s calm and forgiving nature makes them easier to work with. Currently, there are about 75,000 beagles in laboratories across the United States.
London-based AstraZeneca plans to move the canines to other facilities so they can be used for research. AstraZeneca told the Beagle Freedom Project the dogs are needed elsewhere. The company would not say exactly how many dogs were in question.
“These animals deserve a chance, and given the proper care, most of these animals can have very full lives,” state Senator Mark Manendo (D-Las Vegas) told The Las Vegas Review-Journal after the pups were freed on May 5. “They have given themselves to science and should at least have the opportunity to get adopted and have a forever, loving home.”
Manendo is currently working with the Beagle Freedom Project on a bill that seeks to limit animal testing in Nevada. The legislation is expected to be introduced in the 2015 legislative session.
A summary of Charles River Laboratories’ AWA violations reads like a criminal indictment: inadequate veterinary care; failure to provide suffering animals with pain relief; inadequate housing, causing a high incidence of foot injuries in dogs; shoddy surgical methods resulting in the misery and eventual death of a dog; and failure to investigate non-animal alternatives to experiments involving severe suffering. Rabbits with skin lesions 4.5 inches deep were given no medical care, and unqualified personnel caused such severe injuries to monkeys’ fingers that the digits had to be amputated. At Charles River’s Nevada facility, 32 monkeys were baked alive when a thermostat malfunctioned and no one noticed. A monkey was scalded to death when her cage was run through a high-temperature cage washer—while she was still locked inside. Charles River posts annual revenues in excess of a billion dollars, but the company has apparently failed to institute simple safeguards to ensure that animals aren’t being burned and baked to death.
About a dozen beagles and their owners, marched to the Capitol Tuesday to support Assembly Bill 2431, authored by Matt Dababneh.
The bill is intended to keep dogs and cats from being euthanized by taxpayer-funded state research labs at the end of testing.
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The former Mayor of Beaufort runs a hugh a Monkey Farm for Science in Yemassee, SC and has a whole Island in the Koosaw River in Beaufort County where they are bred by the thousands then sold to Big Science, way to go Mayor! Go there and see for yourselves! Poor little guys.
The new young Republicans
bran new teashirts
are you on the sauce again?
Just look at the Mox and numbers of other government programs where both the Republicans and Democrats are in lock step transferring tax money to the wealthy and filling their own pockets in the process. Nothing but greed and the outright sell out of the middle class. So the viewing audience get distracted by the reflection on the surface of the water are sufficiently divided, defeated, and remain unaware of the real reality of the game. Politics. ..
With regard to resources, Tom Ervin’s campaign is likely to be well financed by members of the South Carolina Justice Coalition, formerly known as the South Carolina Trial Lawyers. These are the “plaintiffs’ attorneys”. Since retiring from the bench, Tom has worked for his wife’s firm, which specializes in personal injury and workers’ compensation litigation.
Technically, it is an easy task to get 10k signatures . . . if you got the money.
Technically no. It is bureaucratic though.
SECTION 7-11-71. Petitions in election for commissioners of public service districts.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-11-70, petitions to nominate candidates elected in the general election to serve as commissioners of public service districts shall require signatures of not less than two hundred fifty qualified electors of the district concerned or five percent of the total number of electors of the district, whichever is the lesser, if such petitions are otherwise in compliance with this chapter.
HISTORY: 1978 Act No. 597 eff July 18, 1978.
SECTION 7-11-80. Form of nominating petition.
All nominating petitions for any political office or petition of any political party seeking certification as such in the State of South Carolina shall be standardized as follows:
(1) Shall be on good quality original bond paper sized 8 1/2 ” X 14″.
(2) Shall contain a concise statement of purpose; in the case of nomination of candidates, the name of the candidate, the office for which he offers and the date of the election for such office shall be contained in such petition.
(3) Shall contain in separate columns from left to right the following:
(a) Signature of voter and printed name of voter;
(b) Address of residence where registered; and
(c) Precinct of voter.
(4) No single petition page shall contain the signatures of registered voters from different counties.
(5) All signatures of registered voters shall be numbered consecutively.
(6) Petitions with more than one page must have the pages consecutively numbered upon filing with the appropriate authority.
The State Election Commission may furnish petition forms to the county election officials and to interested persons.
HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 23-400.16:1; 1974 (58) 2866; 1984 Act No. 510, Section 16, eff June 28, 1984.
SECTION 7-11-85. Verification of petition; bases for rejection of petitioners.
Every signature on a petition requiring five hundred or less signatures must be checked for validity by the respective county board of voter registration against the signatures of the voters on the original applications for registration on file in the registration board office. When a petition requires more than five hundred signatures, every one of the first five hundred signatures must be checked for validity and at least one out of every ten signatures thereafter beginning with the five hundred and first signature must be checked for validity. If the projected number of valid signatures, using this percentage method for the signatures over five hundred plus the number of valid signatures in the first five hundred, total at least the number of signatures required by law on the petition, it must be certified as a valid petition. No petition, however, may be rejected if the number of signatures over five hundred checked using the percentage method plus the number of valid signatures in the first five hundred does not total at least the number required by law. If insufficient signatures are found using the percentage method in order to certify as a valid petition, the board of voter registration must check every signature over five hundred separately, or such number over five hundred until the required number of valid signatures is found.
If it is a petition seeking to certify a new political party or if the office for which the petition has been submitted comprises more than one county, and using the percentage method of checking does not result in the required number of valid signatures, the executive director of the Commission shall designate which counties must check additional signatures.
No signatures on a petition may be rejected if the address of a voter, registration certificate number of a voter, or the precinct of a voter, as required by Section 7-11-80, is missing or incorrect if the signature is otherwise valid. The signature of a voter may only be rejected if it is illegible and cannot be found in the records of the board of voter registration, is missing from the petition, or is not that of the voter, or if the registration of the voter has been deleted for any of the reasons named in items (2) or (3) of Subsection (C) of Section 7-3-20.
The board of voter registration shall complete a summary form containing the results of checking any petition and must give the completed form to the requesting authority. The form used for this purpose must be prescribed and provided by the executive director.
HISTORY: 1984 Act No. 263, Section 2, eff January 27, 1984.
Why is NOW that Ethics reform is so essential?…It’s just not an issue to move any voter, except the Dumb@$$#$…
Sanford was in office EIGHT years. His spokes-boy was caught peddling influence and we all know how ethically challenged Sanford proved to be…after swearing he was more pious than any before him…
I don’t give a $#!* about repairing ethics as a crisis issue…
There are ALL kinds of laws in DC, but Obama has been guilty in: IRS, NSA, Spying, Gun-running, Benghazi, Racism, VA…scandal after scandal…and he just kicks the can down the road, trying to stall until after the next election…
We can address ethics, later…it’s not anywhere near a pressing issue…
I disagree with several people who post on this site, but most of them make a good case with their arguments. And I appreciate the knowledge that I get from their posts. You, T, on the other hand, bring absolutely nothing to the table of any significance. You are little more than a foaming at the mouth hatemonger who can’t even properly curse. You are little more that a fart in a hot tub, and about as welcome as one.
Bullshit Buz. You just mocked GT and the “curse” thingy a few days ago!
Have Fits give you the script and talking points for the next day before the meds apparently kick in.
You just HATE me because I see Sheheen and the democrats as a much bigger threat than Haley.
Big difference, and why I prevail in my arguments: I’m EXTREMELY honest about my motives.
I think Obama has been a TOTAL Disaster and so have the democrats. You fail at EVERYTHING, while Conservative policies are fair and decent and lead to success.
Now you can debate that all day long…but you people are immersed in Fables, Myths and Lies…(and corruption)…you are really not even worth arguing with…
The only strategy is Defeating you..and telling you to Sit Down and Shut Up…as you would a punk kid, who is spoiled.
Goddamn, I just spit coffee!
Why is NOW that Ethics reform is so essential?
See, I told you T doesn’t read anything on this site.
I’m just not prone to letting Dumb@$$#$ and liars set my political agenda, so the leftists can get ahead.
I have been getting signatures for Ervin. Most everyone I asked was anxious to sign, no negative comments. I never asked for party affiliation; but, many offered that they were Republicans fed up with Haley’s lies and incompetence!
How many petition signers have ever heard of Ervin?
Many have, many just finished with Haley and want change.
In Iowa, they found that 42% of petitioners showed up to vote. How they voted is unknown.
It’s not Ervin they need to hear about to sign – it’s Haley.
You believe that only Haley and Sheheen have a chance of winning.
Since only a plurality of the vote is needed to win.
Voting for Ervin technically does no more to harm to Haley or Sheheen than not voting at all.
The only purpose served is to express a protest against both viable candidates.
Since Ervin, is a Republican will siphon more votes away from Haley than Sheheen.
Any Republican who would vote for Ervin would not have voted for Nikki under any circumstance. A vote for Ervin does not hurt Nikki. Ervin may siphon anti Haley votes from Sheheen.
Some of the most anti-Haley people out there are Tea Party folks that understand how she used them. They are NOT going to vote for any Democrat, but they don’t want to vote for Haley either. She is seen as a traitor, and justifiably so. They will vote for Ervin.
True. But how does a vote for Ervin hurt Haley if they would’ve never voted for her anyway?
The only way a vote for Ervin hurts Haley is if they are choosing between Ervin and Haley.
Recorded dissatisfaction… it’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
He had a man getting signatures outside of the old Pumpers Gas station on Pleasantburg in Greenville tonight. That gentleman said they need 20k sigs not 10k.
Hmmm….have you heard anything about a fundraiser and an event to gather signatures at Planned Parenthood in Columbia for Tom? I would love to attend if Gosnell can speak.
If no ID is required I will sign 5,000 times. We dems need to stick together and we need a pro-abortion governor and first lady in South Carolina.
All signatures must be certified with voter registration, address and phone number. We were all briefed on the law! You would not be able to sign and be counted, but once!
If you sign 5,000 times, you will be counted ONLY once and maybe prosecuted!
I MAY sign 50,000 times! FUCK YOU ! Vinny Ervin , born-again devil, has apparently sent the mob out to threaten those that disagree with the QUITTER!
You lying SOB’s are clueless!
This is an example of the Haley supporters! Reminds me of Hitlers Gestapo!
Profanity laced spin and lies!
Hitler? Tom Ervin has given THOUSANDS of dollars to the Democrat Party which supports advocates and funds millions of abortions including partial-birth abortion.Tom was giving money to the Democrat Party when Barack Obama was legalizing partial-birtth abortion in Illinois as state senator.
Shut up Simran!
Don’t take the Troll bait. They are right wing nut jobs that live in a Right-wing echo chamber.
Bad troll attempt
10,000 are required but they verify the first 500 and every 10th there after and they can project how many are good. You want extras because some will claim or be mistaken about there registration. Each signature checked has to be compared to the right county list.
Thanks! Wish I had known, I will drive by today. Hopefully he will still be there.
10,000 signatures are needed, but the more signatures you get, the more powerful the message of change is. If Ervin can get double or even triple the number needed, he would get some much need press attention, both inside and outside of the state.
Cigs, booze or EBT Card?
None of the above, right wing nut job.
The Haley cult following is scared look at their post..or should I say her staff of high school flunkies that are overpaid by the taxpayers….yeah thats it…DSS…is about to blow.
ABSOLUTELY on TARGET!!!
Anyone who seriously considered Bright as a replacement for Graham, should have no trouble considering Ervin replacing Haley.
Vince came within 4 points because some people thought Haley was a decent person. Now they know the truth. She doesn’t stand a chance of winning and probably knows it. Maybe she can make up another story about beauty pageant disqualification or childhood abuse.
Where do I sign?
Is there a way we can sign the Ervin Petition, legally, online for Mr. Ervin, that would be cool.