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SC Legislative Leader’s Spending Questioned

LIBERAL REPUBLICAN’S CONFERENCE SPENDING UNDER SCRUTINY By FITSNEWS  ||  S.C. Rep. Bill Sandifer – one of the most influential and fiscally liberal members of the S.C. House of Representatives – is attracting scrutiny after he failed to provide details for nearly $20,000 worth of campaign spending. Over the last three…

LIBERAL REPUBLICAN’S CONFERENCE SPENDING UNDER SCRUTINY

By FITSNEWS  ||  S.C. Rep. Bill Sandifer – one of the most influential and fiscally liberal members of the S.C. House of Representatives – is attracting scrutiny after he failed to provide details for nearly $20,000 worth of campaign spending.

Over the last three years, the “Republican” legislative leader spent $17,716 in credit card expenses related to conference travel – according to campaign finance disclosure forms obtained by The Nerve, a new media website operated under the auspices of the S.C. Policy Council.

Unfortunately for Sandifer – whose travel-related exploits are already the stuff of Palmetto political legend – his conference expenses were not itemized.  Also, it appears as though his tab for these conferences had already been picked up.

“(The $17,716 is) apparently on top of approximately $9,500 that the sponsors of 12 mostly in-state, coastal conferences collectively spent over the same period on the chairman of the powerful House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee (LCI), who reported speaking at their events,” The Nerve‘s Rick Brundrett  reported.

Ruh-roh …

For those of you who missed our weekend editions, South Carolina’s legacy media is finally picking up on our exclusive reporting regarding an ongoing federal-state investigation into allegations of corruption at the S.C. State House.

One of the areas “the probe” is said to be focusing in on?  Misuse of campaign funds by elected officials.

If Sandifer is indeed guilty of stroking campaign checks to cover personal expenses, he wouldn’t be the first to get caught.

In 2011, S.C. ways and means chairman Brian White was busted by reported Corey Hutchins spending thousands of dollars of his campaign money on personal expenses – including $10,000 at Sears on “office” expenses.

Astoundingly, White was never publicly investigated by his colleagues on the S.C. House “ethics” committee – which isn’t surprising seeing as this is the same corrupt cover-up panel that whitewashed Gov. Nikki Haley’s public corruption charges.

Sandifer refused to respond to multiple inquiries from The Nerve about the $17,716.

In addition to his potential campaign finance issues, Sandifer also operates a political action committee – which is another area of corruption the federal investigation of the S.C. State House is said to be exploring.

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16 comments

Fatboy likes humping taxpayers October 6, 2014 at 10:35 am

Usually you have to join the Navy to see the world at taxpayers expense. Good for him. He found a way to do it on the taxpayer dime without risking life and limb. Obviously we are comp’ing his meals too.

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Bible Thumper October 6, 2014 at 11:12 am

If that is all he did it is perfectly legal, but if he double charged….

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Fatboy likes humping taxpayers October 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

So you’re saying he probably should have went to all you can eat buffet’s?

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nitrat October 6, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Like Mark Sanford and his history of Congressional junkets…where he crosses the line.

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Squishy123 October 6, 2014 at 11:52 am

State employees are required to use state contract vendors for office supplies, why can legislators use whoever they want?

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Good question! October 6, 2014 at 11:54 am

Good question!

Probably because it’s harder to spread favors around otherwise.

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FastEddy23 October 6, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Out here in Taxifornia, the legislators can spend a whole lot more on fancy office trappings, so of course they do.

There are several warehouses filled with slightly used office furniture that most of the elected simply cast off or ignore when getting re-elected, too … the original costs and now the storage costs of all that fancy stuff is a Taxifornia taxpayer burden.

Yes, new stuff is always in order for Taxifornia “officials”, elected or not. They all get travel allowances, too, plus new cars, even if their home base is within sight of the Capital building.

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Thomas October 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The Supreme Court denied to hear appeals to uphold gay marriage bans. That means homos can get married in SC.

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Hello George October 6, 2014 at 1:22 pm

…and how is that relevant to this story? Do you want to marry Rep. Sandifer?

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tomstickler October 6, 2014 at 2:03 pm

No, Thomas was just letting his Tourette’s flag fly.

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WW October 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Another example, of the need, for TERM LIMITS and RECALL ELECTIONS!!!!!!!

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Blah blah blah October 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

How long have people been crying over term limits, recall elections, & recorded votes?

Your masters have other plans, so grab the pitchforks or plan on whining forever.

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Elfego October 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm

The Legislature in South Carolina is all corrupt and those who claim to be Republicans are bigger crooks than Democrats.

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Philip Branton October 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Hmm…….it looks like Bill Sandifer has not been reading his NSA monthly “legislative memo”…….

DOes this guy not understand if there are tools to financially track how ISIS funds their operation that those same tools can track how “Sandifer” gets his new “sandals”..?

Lets hope he reviews some documents concerning the SCSU board meeting notes….

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Guido Sarducci October 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm

‘Sumbitch belongs in jail….

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Beartrkkr October 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

“Was that wrong?”

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