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SC State House Lobbyist Shakeup

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s former deputy Trey Walker is leaving his post as the University of South Carolina’s top lobbyist to take a similar job with the state’s largest health care company. Walker – a longtime staffer with former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster – is one of the consummate…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s former deputy Trey Walker is leaving his post as the University of South Carolina’s top lobbyist to take a similar job with the state’s largest health care company.

Walker – a longtime staffer with former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster – is one of the consummate “good ‘ol boys” in state government.  He’s also the guy at the center of our recent story exposing how state lawmakers get preferential deals on college football tickets.

Which many of them pay for out of their campaign accounts …

Known around the S.C. State House as “Trey Boy,” Walker got his start manning rides at Carowinds, the amusement park located on the North Carolina-South Carolina border near Charlotte.  Now he’ll be setting the legislative agenda (i.e. pushing his old boss’s Medicaid expansion) for S.C. Blue Cross Blue Shield.

We’d like to say we wish Walker the best in his future endeavors, but we’ve not sure exactly how much “endeavoring” is associated with his “work.”  We know he watches a lot of sports on television … and tweets a lot about McMaster’s campaign for lieutenant governor.

Oh well …

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15 comments

Jamie Crater September 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm

A lot of those folks in Columbia got ahead by kicking their girl friends in the behind and rating on others!

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SC Political Digest September 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Wow: “Trey Boy’s” resume sounds a lot like FITS’…

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Squishy123 September 6, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Maybe he can run a blog on the side and get female friends to write about shoe shopping at quaint little botiques around Columbia and eating lunch on the sidewalk in 5-Points.

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Who Was Joe Rogers? September 6, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Or maybe he can join you in voting that straight Republican ticket?

Like you,he believes in

” Conservative Principles.”

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Deo Vindice SC September 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Pubs, gotta like em. What a sorry ass state.

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Clarendonian September 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm

i knew Joe Rogers. Joe Rogers was a friend of our family. Joe Rogers was a Conservative Republican when it wasn’t cool to be a Republican much less a Conservative one.

Joe’s office was on W. Boyce St. in Manning diagonally across the street from the Clarendon County Courthouse.

RIP Joe Rogers, and screw you Richard Nixon. No thanks necessary, Joe, I said it for you……I know you were too much the gentleman to say so publicly.

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Local yokal September 7, 2014 at 7:08 am

Maybe he can do a speaker circuit to area high schools! Or star in local production videos!

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john dozier September 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The scum also rises.

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snickering September 6, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Henry McMaster Sucks, big ones.

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george September 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Trey has absolutely no talent or ability whatsoever.

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Deo Vindice SC September 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm

But a great mouth !

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RogueElephant September 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm

I have known Trey like forever, strictly establishment Republican. Nice enough guy, making big bucks, why rock the boat ? Best to him.

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Deo Vindice SC September 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm

I’m still waiting for him to take my load, that’s why.

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EREY September 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Nice guy, no talent, for sale to the highest bidder. Isn’t that what lobbying is all about??

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Trey Boi September 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Trey Walker is the coolest guy in Columbia… just ask him. Outside of his high opinion of himself, everyone else just thinks he’s a douchebag. I’m sure the lobby is disappointed he’ll still be around; no way he is leaving USC by his own choosing. I mean, anyone who is subservient to Henry McMaster must be a total ass hat and should probably be jobless in general.

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