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Tom Ervin Qualifies For November Ballot

NIKKI HALEY’S REELECTION JUST GOT A LOT TOUGHER …  Self-styled “Independent Republican” Tom Ervin has officially qualified for the November 4, 2014 general election ballot as a petition candidate for governor – throwing one of two possible wrenches into the reelection plans of incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley. The other wrench?…

NIKKI HALEY’S REELECTION JUST GOT A LOT TOUGHER … 

Self-styled “Independent Republican” Tom Ervin has officially qualified for the November 4, 2014 general election ballot as a petition candidate for governor – throwing one of two possible wrenches into the reelection plans of incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley.

The other wrench?  The Libertarian candidacy of Steve French – a Lowcountry small businessman pushing a fiscally conservative platform staunchly at odds with Haley’s record on taxesspendingeducation and (most notably) government-subsidized health care.

Ervin’s campaign released a letter from S.C. Election Commission (SCEC) indicating his campaign had been “verified to contain a sufficient number of valid signatures.”

“By way of this petition, you are now a certified candidate for Governor,” the letter states.

Ervin – a former state lawmaker and circuit court judge – said his campaign against “career politicians” would give South Carolina voters another option this fall.  In fact both he and French have indicated they favor doing away with the state’s individual income tax – a sharp contrast with Haley’s position.

“South Carolinians have made it clear that they want another choice this November – one that is not a career politician,” Ervin said. “Now we can have a conversation about repealing the personal income tax, removing Common Core, fixing our crumbling roads and bridges, growing an inclusive economy for all and passing meaningful ethics reform. Our state government is broken – it has been corrupted by special interests and outside money. We have common sense solutions that career politicians fear.”

Recent polling shows Haley enjoying a thirteen point lead over Democratic gubernatorial nominee Vincent Sheheen – although with Ervin and French on that ballot, Haley’s lead drops to four percent.

Ervin has vowed to spend big bucks to get his message to voters … and if he (or French) can exploit vulnerabilities on Haley’s badly exposed ideological right flank, the governor could find herself in the middle of a “perfect (electoral) storm.”

ERVIN LETTER (.pdf)

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53 comments

Ronald Negan July 24, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Que Sandi Moraless. She or it is going into a rage as Haleys number one bitch because Fits is giving Ervin some press and good press at that. This man will cause Haley to loose this November’s election without a shadow of doubt. The time for lies and mismanagement is over. SOUTH CAROLINA WILL HAVE A NEW GOVERNOR IN 2015 AND IT WANT BE HALEY.

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Rocky No Morals July 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Oh, she’s gonna blow her top. She gonna go all ‘gator on us. She gonna call Tom an Uncle Tom White Racist, and an abortion lover. She gonna call Tom a friend to queers, and a liberal in sheeps clothing. She gonna be real mad.

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Deo Vindice SC July 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm

I hope so. the millions lost will never be recovered. A idiot the other day made a comment about Mike Campbell, when will this state learn ?

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Ervin/Williams love dems July 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm

FITS even states Haley is up 13 points (my source south of the Mason-Dixie have her up 18 points on Sheheen).
Gonna take more than the Hitler youth wearing red t-shirts passing out Tom’ s lies to get him to 2%. :-)

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Scooter July 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm

an $8million dollar war chest.

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Scooter July 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Haley will kick ass and take names.

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Mike July 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

You obviously haven’t left the trailor park lately. I can’t find anyone who says they are voting for Haley this year. They know this idiot does not deserve another four years in office nor can this state stand four more year’s of her fleecing the state.

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coolhand luke July 25, 2014 at 9:08 am

I see they let you use the computer in prison. I believe you. I doubt many of your cellmates will vote for Haley.

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Sandi Morals July 25, 2014 at 9:20 am

I noticed last night on WBTV Channel 13 that they had the list of candidates for governor listed and ‘traitor tommy’ Ervin’s party affiliation was listed as ‘ PET’.

What does that stand for: Puckin Ervin Time? Pretender Ervin Time?

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Saluda Rapids July 25, 2014 at 10:20 am

The walls are closing in on you, bitch. Your drivel is stale and attempts at humor are just that, attempts. But interesting you respond to a person with the name Ronald Negan. Old Ronnie was a traitor himself and he turned out ok, so maybe things will work out for Mr. Ervin.

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vicupstate July 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

It stands for PETITION. Apparently abbreviations are as lost on you as common sense is.

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Sandi Morals July 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Oh. My fault. I just figured he would be listed as ” loser that could not win an election as a democrat and could not win an election as a Republican so his wife gives thousands to the democrats and now Tom can pretend he is not a democrat and get 2% of the vote and the ugly old lady will be proud of him”

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shifty henry July 24, 2014 at 3:25 pm

“Ervin – a former state lawmaker and circuit court judge – said his campaign against “career politicians” —-

Hmmmmm …..then what does that make him?

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Jack July 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm

A Republican politician. They all just love those government jobs, government healthcare, and government retirement.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I wish he’d win. I want anyone to win but Haley, but I don’t want Leon Lott as Chief Of SLED, which is something Sheheen will likely do.

Then again, as much as I dislike Lott and his questionable “empire building”, he at least seems to be good about not prosecuting citizens who have shot criminals. If we could get past the empire building, maybe he wouldn’t be so bad. The current Chief of SLED seems to be about following in the footsteps of some of his predecessors in opposing liberalizing of carry laws for good citizens at every step.

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Deo Vindice SC July 24, 2014 at 5:32 pm

I disagree with you, my friend. SLED is a worthless mess at present. Mett’s should of been a wake up call to you. If SLED has to wait for FEDS to do the work, they are worthless. Nikki has criminal acts that would put her in jail in other states.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 24, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Hey Deo, it sounds to me like we agree more than we disagree! If you’ve read any of my posts from a while back, you will know that I consider SLED to be utterly worthless, for the reasons you listed and quite a few more.

My comment here is that while I generally distrust and dislike Lott, due to the behaviors of his growing “Lott Family” and his rewarding of same, he has seemed to at least back up citizens who wasted criminals pretty well. My hope would be that rather than paying agents to attend committee meetings and naysay attempts by the Legislature to liberalize carry laws for good citizens, perhaps he will support these attempts or at least sit in a corner and keep quiet. Maybe it won’t be as bad with him in control of SLED as I worry. Maybe if he gets that top spot, he can lay off with the empire building, using people he has promoted far beyond their worth.

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WW July 24, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Again, my friend, you make me proud!
Carry on SIR!

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CorruptionInColumbia July 25, 2014 at 7:50 am

Thank You, WW!

BS stops here July 24, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Amen brother, preach on!!!

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Thomas July 24, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I hope Sheheen wins and appoints Lott to head SLED. That way, Lott would have to drive through that shit hole we call Broad River Rd that he buil,t everyday, to go to work. It won’t happen…Lott is building his monument to himself over there on Decker…the new HQ and all. Expect “Lott Built This” signage every where if not actually named after him like “Lott’s Man Cave and Law Complex”.

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WW July 24, 2014 at 8:44 pm

My Gosh my friend, I’m proud of you! You and I agree much more than disagree and your thinking is on target!
Anybody but Haley!
keels just like stewart, both political whores and believe only police should have the rights to guns.
Either would and probably did sell their soul to an elected official.
At least, they were not quite as bad as Lloyd and not nearly as horrible and stupid as Tim james!

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Rocky July 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Do I think he can win? Nah. The Columbia / Lexington County State Government Moocher power lunch wing eaters will go all Sherman on him. His name will be mud all along Gervais Street. They’ll go every length to protect their special little contracts and deals with the State legislature. The last thing they want is a strong Governor who they cannot control. But if it keeps Nikki from winning re-election – cool. Besides, the fight the establishment moocher class will put up should be real entertaining. I could even see some tailgate fist-fights coming in October.

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Thomas July 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Ervin is running for Scott’s Senate seat in 2016. It is so obvious.

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Deo Vindice SC July 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

idiot!

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Thomas July 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

The best Ervin can do is put Vince in as Governor by splitting Republican voters. Then what? An appointment into a Sheheen Administration? By running this year, he gets name recognition. He can challenge Scott in the 2016 primary and win by exacerbating Scott’s foibles. BTW, if it was not for MSNBC, you would need graphic novels to penetrate that type one facial bone density your kin begot.

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Deo Vindice SC July 24, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Idoit

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Thomas July 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

This author sense a Tranny deep inside you yearning to get out. It may take you having to upbrage from the Obamacare Bronze Plan to say, a Gold or Platinum (read the fine print) but we think you can qualify since you are a progressive pos.

microscope July 24, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Now we know your identity…Richard Quinn.

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Thomas July 25, 2014 at 6:09 am

Yea, right. Come to think of it, Haley nominated Scott for DeMint’s seat so Sanford could get his old seat back!

Deo Vindice SC July 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

No Cocky for Sandi at present. She’ll have to lap Nikki for a bit. Morals just went down the tube also. Thank SC for realizing Nikki should not be the only pub on the list ! Maybe there is hope in SC. ANYONE BUT NIKKI ?

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John Boy July 24, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Yes! Now that Sandi’s questions have been answered, wonder how much Strawberry Hill will be consumed tonight?

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mark July 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Any idea who tried to bribe Steve French to drop out of the race?

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PI Guy July 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Don’t know who, but the FBI’s Office of Personal Responsibility is looking into the matter. And that ain’t good.

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PI Guy July 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Edit, Office of Professional Responsibility.

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legal beagle July 24, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Outstanding info!
Can’t wait to see some of Haley’s incompetent spinmeisters wearing silver matching bracelets!

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Bible Thumper July 24, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Ervin and his wife (Williams) contributed to the following:
John Edwards (D)
MOORE, THOMAS L (D)
MCGILL, J YANCEY (D)
GLOVER, MAGGIE (D)
PINCKNEY, CLEMENTA (D)
KNOTTS, JAKE (R)
MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE on 03/29/10
JANICE HAHN (D) FOR CONGRESS on 06/15/11

http://data.influenceexplorer.com/contributions/#Y29udHJpYnV0b3JfZnQ9S0FUSFJZTiUyMFdJTExJQU1TJm9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbl9mdD1LYXRocnluJTIwV2lsbGlhbXMlMjBQYSZjeWNsZT0yMDA0JmdlbmVyYWxfdHJhbnNhY3Rpb25fdHlwZT1zdGFuZGFyZA==

Find: Williams
http://www.city-data.com/elec2/elec-CLEMSON-SC.html

Find: Williams
http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgave2.php?cycle=2004%E2%80&cmte=C00007658

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Lawdhavemercy July 24, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Who gives a fuck anybody but Haley!!!!!!:))))))

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Samdi Morales July 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Nope!

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Sandi's sister Mandy July 24, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Give it up. Thumper ‘thumped’ ya. Ervin and the old lady are democrats that support Obama.
Why else would the old lady give thousands to Sheheen who supports abortion , gay marriage and the Muslim brotherhood?

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Sandi Morals July 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

No, no sis we are wrong. I checked it out and Ervin’s wife is not the contributor we accused her to be. They are in fact true conservatives! Damn, I hate it when this happens. A real conservative running against our Nikki.

Scooter July 24, 2014 at 10:10 pm

He sounds like a real winner backing that bunch of scum.

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Jack July 25, 2014 at 9:54 am

Is he backing you for something?

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Long Time Friend July 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Bible,
My friend you need to do better with your facts. Your dishonesty, or attempt to misrepresent Ervin and his wife Kathryn is an intentional misrepresentation or mistaken identity. If you are misrepresenting this intentionally, you are reprehensible. If you’ve made an honest mistake with the identity, YOU NEED TO CORRECT YOUR ERROR!
You are seeing contributions by another Kathryn Williams in the Clemson area, who is a yellow dog Dem. and made the contributions. Kathryn and Tom DO NOT support move on.org nor ANYOTHER LIBERAL CAUSES!! I know them well. You will NOT find a finer, more conservative person than Tom Ervin! He is an honest, sincere, ethical, moral, straightforward, religious person, who is above reproach!
Ervin and I served in the Legislature together, when there were only a handful of Republicans, back when most everyone was a Democrat! Ervin was a consumate conservative then; he is now! We had many discussions then about how the Party was becoming too far left and could not support the far left leanings which had hijacked the Parrty.
We were proven right in the years after, as most began to leave and change for philosophical reasons, Ervin was a conservative leader then and will be WHEN ELECTED Governor!!
You will be proud to recognize him, as your Governor, unlike the embarrassment of having to shamefully call Haley the State’s Chief Executive!
I challenge you to verify and prove your error, or correct it!

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Sandi Morals July 25, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Horseshit. Ervin is trying to elect Sheheen. Fuck you and Ervin. Losers.
Tom and the ugly old lady got you threatening contributors? Sue me.

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Green lantern July 26, 2014 at 5:48 am

Sandi,
Get some help! You are coming unglued!
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Have you considered professional help?
Your lies will be your undoing. Karma is a bitch.

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Sandi Morals July 25, 2014 at 10:43 pm

April 11, 2014 @ state.com. Article says Ervin’s ugly old lady gave $4500 to Sheheen and $50,000 to SC Democratic Party in 2010.

You fucking idiots lie more than Obama, Reid and Pelosi. Only thing I can figure is Ervin and the ugly old lady need some of that DNC money that ECB fell in love with.

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Bible Thumper July 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm

http://apps.sc.gov/PublicReporting/Contributions/Contributor.aspx

State Ethics Commission $46,500.00 To Shaheen and Democratic party two weeks before election of Haley.

Click link at bottom
Enter: Williams and Click > NEXT
Scroll to: Williams, Kathryn South Carolina Democratic Party
Click > Williams, Kathryn beside South Carolina Democratic Party
Click > NEXT (no date is needed)

All one and two weeks before Haley / Sheheen election day. YOU ARE PUNKED!!

Contributions

Contribution Results

Name: Williams, Kathryn

Cand./Comm.: South Carolina Democratic Party – Operating Disclosure
Contribution Search Results DateAmount ($)

10/20/2010 $6,500.00

10/29/2010 $10,000.00

10/29/2010 $30,000.00

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U screwed up dude July 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Checked it out! You are wrong! Different person, same name;but, no relation to Tom Ervin!

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Poster July 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm

No doubt Ervin is a dem at heart trying to help Sheheen. I think a dem gov would be the best thing for the so called GOP in SC. They would have to become republicans to fight off Sheheen’s proposals. One party rule here means there are 4 GOP factions. Haley is a farce. If Sheheen wins, it’s for 4 years. May do,everyone some good. Without hodges, there is no Sanford.

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Republicans are Funny July 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Whats humorous is that you believe the Appalachian Trailblazer was some kind of shining light for this state.

Yeh,gee no Sanford.Heaven forbid!

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WW July 24, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I call BS! I know Ervin personally. If he is elected, he will make you proud of SC!

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The Colonel July 24, 2014 at 7:53 pm

French is a non factor but combined with Ervin, this will wind up being the lowest margin of victory in an SC goobernotorial race with the deciding factor being the senatorial races. If Graham’s base turns out in droves, Haley wins, if not, the empty suit becomes goobernor. Either way Lindsey heads back to D.C., T-Ravenel slinks back to whatever bar he hangs out in and French and Ervin disappear into anonymous oblivion.

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