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Sources: Thomas Ravenel To Drop “Mad Cash” In U.S. Senate Race

REALITY TV STAR REPORTEDLY EYES MAJOR MEDIA BUY … By FITSNews  ||  Lowcountry businessman Thomas Ravenel – an independent petition candidate running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by “Republican” Lindsey Graham – is reportedly preparing to make a major media buy in his race. Sources familiar with Ravenel’s…

REALITY TV STAR REPORTEDLY EYES MAJOR MEDIA BUY …

By FITSNews  ||  Lowcountry businessman Thomas Ravenel – an independent petition candidate running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by “Republican” Lindsey Graham – is reportedly preparing to make a major media buy in his race.

Sources familiar with Ravenel’s plans tell FITS the reality television star – who once vowed to match Graham “dollar for dollar” – is looking at a media buy in the neighborhood of $1 million for the final two weeks of his campaign.  That’s well below the amount some Graham allies were expecting Ravenel to inject into the race … especially after he sold his 5,600-square foot downtown Charleston, S.C. home for $3.3 million six months ago.

“We expected to see that money by now,” one Graham aide told FITS.

Instead Ravenel has spent only around $125,000 on television – and with less than forty days remaining until Election Day, his window to make a real impact on the race is rapidly closing. More to the point, Ravenel had better reserve his air time soon because we’re fast approaching the point in this election when all the television space is going to be spoken for …

In addition to Ravenel and Graham, Democrat Brad Hutto and Libertarian Victor Kocher are also running for the seat Graham has held since 2003.

UPDATE: Lol.  Let’s hope Ravenel doesn’t drop his cash on this spot … 

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21 comments

leroy September 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Save your money, Tommy

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Daddy's Baby Girl September 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm

A fool and his money are soon separated. Apparently, the little egotist is determined to prove that old adage correct.

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Mike at the Beach September 25, 2014 at 9:29 pm

“…who once vowed to match Graham “dollar for dollar…”

Who also “once vowed” the following:

That he was sorry for using and distributing cocaine after seeking and accepting a constitutional post (until he changed his story and went public with the drug legalization philosophy he carefully hid to get elected).

That he was innocent and not drunk attendant to his NY problem (until he snuck back up to plead guilty).

That we should close most of our “227 military bases in Germany” (until he realized that he had misread his intergoogle research and was essentially clueless in military and foreign affairs- there are fewer than two dozen bases in Germany. His number included everything from antenna sites to corner mailboxes).

That he would renounce his US citizenship, leave America, and live where he “can be free” (until he realized that he is a dumbass, and that few countries provide the safety, comfort, and freedoms we enjoy here- strangely enough, he couldn’t find a new home where a convicted drug felon could take his gun collection, wallow in cocaine, and live in luxury. There are a few truly “libertarian” experiments out there with essentially zero government function. Eritrea comes to mind…maybe he should move there).

Anyhow, you get my drift. We don’t have to take much this clown says seriously. Most folks knew he wasn’t going to raise any cash, and he certainly wouldn’t spend the millions that the LG campaign has (and will). I doubt he’ll even spend the million, and that’s not “mad cash” in a US Senate race even if he does. That’s chump change.

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John September 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Excellent takedown. This always has been about drumming up ratings for his reality show, nothing more and nothing less. He will drop enough money to give him more name recognition, and that is it.

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Mike at the Beach September 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm

You’re probably right (that, and stroking his own super-healthy ego, sense of entitlement, and inflated self-worth). I could have have added, I guess, that he was going to quit the show before he renewed on the show (please read in best John Kerry voice). I hope he at least hires someone who can read to do his new ads…

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aikencounty September 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Well,if he’s spending his money, he’s stupid.
If he is spending supporters money, they were stupid.

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RINO ALERT September 25, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Tom Ervin is apparently spending his own money.He is apparently spending what little money supporters have wasted on him.Appears to me that is stupid as Ervin has no chance of winning.

Be consistant and not a hypocrite.I got you pegged as a guy that would support ISIS if you thought they could win.

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aikencounty September 25, 2014 at 10:01 pm

FUCK YOU!
If your little buddy won’t share his blow, you can snort his ASS!

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Smirks September 26, 2014 at 8:59 am

You can post with your regular name, Sandi. We all know it’s you.

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RHood2 September 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

How many times have you run this headline, FITS? Something tells TRav is going to be “eyeing a major media buy” two weeks after election. He’ll match Lindsay Graham “dollar for dollar” after the votes are counted.
it’s time for the former US citizen to put up or shut up, and time for you to stop shilling for him.

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southmauldin September 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Is this ‘mad cash’ going to bring him better publicity and votes the way the conventional cash he spent hasn’t? Why doesn’t he spend his money legitimizing that bastard of his by marrying that skank he knocked up last year. His hubris and ego is causing him to spend all of his money, which doesn’t bother most of us one bit, as his arrogance is unparalleled in this state (although Sanford is a close second).

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aikencounty September 25, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Good questions.

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Smirks September 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

Why doesn’t he spend his money legitimizing that bastard of his by marrying that skank he knocked up last year.

You’re expecting him to be a decent, mature, rational adult? Seems like a pretty high bar for T-Rav to reach.

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js September 26, 2014 at 10:35 am

Don’t think Tommy is the marrying kind. If, however, he does plan

to get hitched, he should invest in a paternity test.

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Jamie Crater September 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Maybe he was deeper into his prior experience than we first thought!

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Graham Sucks September 25, 2014 at 10:57 pm

I’d put up a couple of Billboards on the major interstates around Charleston – slamming Graham being a war monger and a illegal alien advocate – and that Graham has been a set back for SC’s economy and lack of jobs and poverty. More people see flashy billboards than a tv ad. TV ads are old fashion …. with so many channels and then the internet, who might would see them. Billboards are one of the most effective ways to advertise.

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Super Foot September 25, 2014 at 11:05 pm

If South Carolina US Senator Tim Scott (R) will NOT endorse Miss Lindsey, that speaks volumes by sending a strong message of dislike for his politics. And rightfully so. Well informed voters know Graham is f–ked up. Call me a bigot to my face because I like the majority of the country is against amnesty for illegal aliens, I don’t care who you are or about the law, I will have your ass on the ground in a split second!

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 9:19 am

Has Scott endorsed T-Rav? If not, why not?

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Tim Scott Fan September 26, 2014 at 10:14 am

Super Foot, you are an idiot. Tim Scott didn’t endorse Graham in the Primary but he is 110% behind Graham in the general election. He hopes Graham beats T-Rav and Hutto like a drum.

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Tough Luck September 26, 2014 at 8:22 am

He’s gonna make it rain huh? Just like a coke fueled stripper party!

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9" September 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm

He used to be bird chested.Did he have pec implants?

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