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Democrats Rally To Kirkman Finlay




By FITSNEWS || Disappointed by a recent round of negative attacks from their own party’s nominee, Democrats in the Midlands region of South Carolina are rallying behind the candidacy of S.C. Rep. Kirkman Finlay – one of the few GOP lawmakers who has “walked the walk” on the issue of ethics reform.

In fact longtime Finlay ally Damon Jeter – a Richland County, S.C. councilman – is organizing a “Democrats for Finlay” effort that will culminate with a fish fry event this weekend.

Joining Jeter at the event is retired judge Mildred Weathers McDuffie and a pair of influential black pastors – Randall “Mack” Jackson and J.P. Neal.

These Democrats are all supporting Finlay because of his work on ethics reform – and his community outreach efforts.

McDuffie, incidentally, is a longtime friend of Finlay’s opponent – trial lawyer Joe McCulloch.  In fact McCulloch’s wife recently described McDuffie as the couple’s “favorite judge.”

Other McCulloch friends have offered up kind words for Finlay.  Take former Columbia, S.C. mayor (and current State House lobbyist) Bob Coble – who worked with Finlay when the latter was a member of Columbia City Council.

“He’s very smart and does his homework – always has,” Coble told FITS. “I also think he’s been focusing more than when he was on city council – zeroing in on specific issues that matter.”

“He certainly reaches out and is much more willing to listen,” Coble added.

Coble made clear he wasn’t endorsing Finlay – and that McCulloch was a “lifelong friend.”

This website has been turned off by the lies and distortions emanating from the McCulloch camp.  Looks like we’re not the only ones …

For anyone interested in attending, the “Democrats for Finlay” fish fry will be held this Saturday (October 25) between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. EDT at Rosewood Park in downtown Columbia, S.C. (901 S. Holly Street).