ALLEGED “PHONE TAP” LATEST DRAMA TO BEFALL U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE …
By FITSNEWS || One of the reasons this website was so supportive (initially) of Lowcountry businessman Thomas Ravenel‘s U.S. Senate candidacy was his strident opposition to America’s domestic spying program.
You know … the multi-billion dollar National Security Agency (NSA) initiative championed by his opponent, liberal anti-liberty U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.
“I care about two things,” Ravenel boasts on his website. “Your liberty and your prosperity.”
Same here. In fact those are the two guiding principles of this website – the yardsticks by which we measure the worth of any candidate for elected office.
Of course what’s good for the gander may not be good for this particular goose …
“I think Thomas may have access to my phone,” Ravenel’s 23-year-old ex-girlfriend and reality television co-star Kathryn Dennis wrote in a text message to a friend late Monday.
Accompanying the message was a screen capture indicating that “Thomas Ravenel’s iPhone is now using (Dennis’ number)” for instant messaging. Another screen capture indicated Ravenel’s cell phone number was attempting to access Dennis’ personal email address for instant messaging.
Take a look …
Sources close to the Ravenel campaign tell FITS the candidate had nothing to do with efforts to monitor Dennis’ messages – blaming the situation on a campaign staffer with access to the candidate’s phone.
Ravenel and Dennis’ breakup – announced by the former on his Facebook page (via a since-removed entry) – made mainstream media news this week. Of course the circumstances of the split remain up for debate.
According to Ravenel, Dennis did not come to his defense quickly enough in the aftermath of a recent assault allegation made against Ravenel by Dennis’ hairdresser, Lauren Moser.
In that October 17 incident, Ravenel was accused of repeatedly slamming a door into Moser and knocking her down several steps. A police incident report also alleges Ravenel fell into the pool while carrying his daughter in his arms that same evening.
Dennis stood by her man but according to Ravenel she didn’t do so fast enough … hence “his” decision to break off the relationship.
Of course less than 24 hours after “dumping” her in public, Ravenel seems to have rethought his decision …
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Maybe there’s hope yet for a fairy tale ending!
As for this website, we cut ties with Ravenel over a month ago when it became clear his candidacy was more about reality television ratings, not real world political issues.
(For our report on that metamorphosis, CLICK HERE).
It’s sad, really … because Ravenel had the potential to drive some much needed narratives this election cycle.
Ravenel showed flashes of his policy brilliance during a recent radio interview with former S.C. lieutenant governor Ken Ard – reminding us of the vast potential he had as a candidate. In fact internal polling from multiple campaigns showed him pulling between 12-15 percent support as recently as August – well within striking distance given a sufficient financial investment down the campaign’s homestretch.
“The numbers were there for him,” one GOP pollster told us recently. “Ravenel could have had (Graham) on the ropes with a credible and well-funded candidacy.”