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SC Realtors Endorse Bakari Sellers

By FITSNEWS  ||  The S.C. Realtors Association (SCR) – one of the Palmetto State’s most powerful advocacy groups – has endorsed the lieutenant gubernatorial campaign of S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Bamberg) over “Republican” Henry McMaster. The move caught many South Carolina politicos off guard given how the organization has endorsed…

By FITSNEWS  ||  The S.C. Realtors Association (SCR) – one of the Palmetto State’s most powerful advocacy groups – has endorsed the lieutenant gubernatorial campaign of S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Bamberg) over “Republican” Henry McMaster.

The move caught many South Carolina politicos off guard given how the organization has endorsed mostly GOP candidates in recent years – especially at the statewide level.  In fact seven days ago the group endorsed incumbent “Republican” Gov. Nikki Haley over Democrat Vincent Sheheen, petition candidate Tom Ervin and Libertarian Steve French.

“I am honored to have the support of the Association of REALTORS,” Sellers said in a statement. ” They share my commitment to making our state a better one for all South Carolinians.”

Sellers has carved out a nice niche for himself as a centrist Democrat – including opposing a “bipartisan” gas tax increase to fund infrastructure projects.  Rather than raise taxes, Sellers has instead called for a re-prioritization of existing resources and the de-politicization of the current infrastructure funding mechanism.

McMaster has not yet said whether he would support a gas tax hike …

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19 comments

Vincent Van Doh! October 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm

This must be salt in Vinny’s wound.

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Buz Martin October 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Please explain. Vinny is running for GOV. Bakari is running for LT. GOV. Good turnout for Baraki by black/liberal voters should, theoretically, be good for Vinny’s margin of votes.

Is there some way you can think of that this is not so?

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CorruptionInColumbia October 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I guess the realtors are getting sick of Henry and his running for everything that comes open, same as the rest of us.

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Mic October 10, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Leatherman must be poised at Henry.

Play ball Henry or you will end up regretting it.

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Just another guy October 10, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Is this the same group that is putting a lot of money behind the LOST in Greenville for “roads”. Yeah, I have a feeling they have turned Liberal recently.

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Just another guy October 10, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Is this the same group that is putting a lot of money behind the LOST in Greenville for “roads”. Yeah, I have a feeling they have turned Liberal recently.

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nan October 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Leatherman front group. They love big taxes on the masses so the elite can pocket the bg cash

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FastEddy23 October 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

Not necessarily liberal, but probably “progressive” Fascist. … Watch for their support of “common core” dumb downed educrats and, soon, gun grabbers.

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Jackie Chiles October 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Dood does seem reasonable on the confederate flag issue.

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Buz Martin October 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Yes he does.

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Clean It All Up October 10, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Realtors want more SC Roads built … .need I say why? Realtors give out envelopes stuffed with cash, tickets to events, etc, to lawmakers … need I say why to that?

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nitrat October 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Realtors played the major part in getting our once-upon-a-time balanced income/sales/property tax system in the totally fucked up state it is today.

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FastEddy23 October 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

Taxifornia real-estate executives all go along with the ever increasing property taxes mostly because their commissions are tied to fat pricing. G’ment is clueless about anything to do with basic economics, believing that constantly increasing taxes is 1 keeping up with inflation, 2 indicative of a growing economy, 3 getting even with “the rich” …

“All inflation is caused by government, government prints the money and government can too easily print too much.”

” … They are running out of other people’s money.”

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Grover October 10, 2014 at 8:21 pm

McMaster is a old buffoon. Haley is counting on the black vote to stay home….well not this year Trikki.

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9" October 10, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Oh,yeah.He makes great rum.

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delbert norquest October 11, 2014 at 6:56 am

I spent a day at the State House with Scr Pres Nick. Why does this not surprise me?

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Life in a Red State October 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Why do realtors or anyone else much care who is LG?

Anyway McMaster is going to win because he is the Republican.

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SC Political Digest October 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Developers and Real Estate moguls are becoming more leftist, especially in Lexington County. They want government (taxpayers) to pay for infrastructure in all these new subdivisions they are building.

Big Home Builder and Big Real Estate are all-in behind the Lex-Co Penny Sales Tax (just like Sellers likely is) because they see it as their own giant slush fund to build infrastructure to sell their houses to make millions, then raise taxes to pay for all the schools they’ll have to build.

They’re even push polling and publishing false poll results.

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mamatiger92 October 13, 2014 at 8:30 am

Expecting great things from Sellers.

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