Reports: Richard Eckstrom Wedding Is Off

SHOCKER, RIGHT? By FITSNEWS || S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom‘s impending wedding to a Midlands, S.C. school teacher is apparently “off.”  Again. Eckstrom and former S.C. Superintendent of Education candidate Kelly Payne were scheduled to be married on December 21, but sources close to the “Republican” elected official tell FITS…


By FITSNEWS || S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom‘s impending wedding to a Midlands, S.C. school teacher is apparently “off.”  Again.

Eckstrom and former S.C. Superintendent of Education candidate Kelly Payne were scheduled to be married on December 21, but sources close to the “Republican” elected official tell FITS the wedding is not happening.

Payne and Eckstrom have been engaged – and un-engaged – so many times in the past few years we’ve quit counting.

“Their wedding dates are about as firm as the Jell-O the aging Comptroller will soon be slurping down at the nursing home,” we wrote a few months ago.

Eckstrom and Payne’s star-crossed affair has produced courtroom battlespolice reports, allegations of sexually transmitted diseases, wedding rings for sale on Craigslist as well as campaign finance abuse charges related to Eckstrom paying for Payne’s travel to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

It’s also had an effect on Eckstrom’s work … although despite the incessant drama he was reelected last month with 59 percent of the vote.

Way to go South Carolina!

Earlier this week, Eckstrom’s son Brad Eckstrom received pretrial intervention for criminal domestic violence (CDV) charges filed against him by the state after he allegedly punched, kicked and grabbed his 29-year-old former fiancee Blair Pettrey by the hair, dragging her across his mother’s home during an October 10 incident.  Pettrey was nine weeks pregnant with Brad Eckstrom’s child at the time of the alleged assault.

Eckstrom’s sweetheart deal was announced as “Republican” leaders in South Carolina vowed to take “action” on the issue of domestic violence …

Anyway … we’ll be sure to let you know when the inevitable “re-engagement” between Payne and Richard Eckstrom is announced.


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STD for you & me December 18, 2014 at 9:25 am

Why ruin good sex with marriage?

stinky shorts December 18, 2014 at 11:27 am

Sex? At his age a good crap is more satisfying. Will someone just change his diaper already? He has that sheepish “Mommy I just pooped my pants” look.

Squishy123 December 18, 2014 at 12:04 pm

So you’re saying he’s starting to look like Hugh Leatherman?

Lay odds, Jimmy December 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Christmas Nuptial Trifecta: Eckstrom, Sanford, Ravenel

STD for you & me December 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

?Just hear those sleigh balls jingle-ing. Ring ting tingle-ing too.?

Timmy Tebow December 18, 2014 at 9:40 am

Marriage would just ruin the crazy.

Fed Up Republican December 18, 2014 at 9:46 am

Well, well:
Eckstrom and Kelly
Sanford and Maria
Peeler and Donna
All threw their families and especially their children under the bus for their affairs.
None are married after years of lies, deceit, immorality.
Sanford continues his questionable activities, bad decisions and embarrassments.
Eckstrom’s incompetence in office and sickening activities continue to shock.
Peeler’s bankrupt and continued carousing shameful actions revolt and embarrasses.
Ard was an illegal bust.
Ravenel a complete fool and…joke.
Harrell a squealing pig of a failure.
Metts the frog faced unlawful lawman, longest serving, self server.
Danny Frazier the Judas Goat led the corrupt to slaughter.
All, the Republican parties best????

RogueElephant December 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

I know where you are coming from , but if the state were run by Dims. it would be the same outcome. Politicians are politicians. Most are egotists of the highest order. I, me, my are the most important thing on their minds, at everyone else’s expense if necessary. I tend to dismiss this kind of thing as “shit happens” and look for the good politicians who uphold the traditions of service and devotion to country. Sometimes it is hard to do but worth the effort. It can also get lonely.

The Patriot December 18, 2014 at 11:50 am

Just like Metts, these people campaign on their morals and religion, when they are as bad as any lying criminal, who steals from the innocent.
These people are stealing from future generations and have flushed their children down a toilet for their self serving sins of the almighty dollar and sins of the flesh!
I remember Bob Peeler campaign slogan “faith family and friends”, asking people to “pray for him” , as he was destroying his family and the next door neighbor’s family as he and Donna carried on shamelessly! He violated, cheated and made a mockery of all!
Mark Sanford was fond of talking of “Jenny and our four boys”! he could have given a damn about his family also. The people of the State were totally disregarded as he “hiked the Appalachin Trail
It took me ONE meeting with Harrell to see what a self server he was!
Eckstrom is pathetic as a human being, as well as a “watch dog for the taxpayer”, what a joke!

CNSYD December 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

and we should care…because?

WTF December 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

Because, this SOB uses you and your vote to elevate him to a position of responsibility and prominence, only ton shirk his responsibilities and the faith placed in him to violate ethics and morals while chasing strange!
If he will cheat, he will lie, cheat and steal. Old Eckie has done all to the taxpayer

Squishy123 December 18, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Still don’t care.

Wake UP America December 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

People like you is how we end up with trash like:

Cheater list December 23, 2014 at 8:54 am


Benedict Arnold December 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Hey Kelly, you deserve everything he’s given to you and more. Benedict Arnold should be your brother!

Pete and Repete December 23, 2014 at 9:05 am

Dang, I was hoping it would happen this time! Then no one else would subjected to the lies and venom these two put out into the world, followed by scripture. Total self absorbed narcissists! Sorry Kelly keep looking for another state pension!! Back to Frank Barron I guess, just as old and wrinkly!

Idiot woman December 24, 2014 at 1:20 am

So have you, Kelly, as you probably are the one writing this against him. Idiot!

9" December 18, 2014 at 3:33 pm

My God,he’s ugly.They’re trying to end straight marriage…

Well No Shit December 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm


Matt December 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm

The ultimate loser, Richard Eckstrom. Pig, drunk, adulter, liar. Have I left anything out?

Drea December 18, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Charming, intelligent, successful, and fit for age

Matt December 18, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Drea, he is, for a loser, pig, drunk. adultery and a liar.

Reality December 19, 2014 at 3:31 am

Yes, that cunt, whore, bitch, liar, douchebag-woman. Did I forget anything?

Town Crier December 23, 2014 at 1:44 am

Richard…The only thing you’ve forgotten is how to be a decent human being. Borderline personality disorder can be treated with meds and psychiatric care. You need help.

Seriously December 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

Ha! They both need serious help. I’m not sure, however, that all the meds in the world and the best Freudian shrink could fix these two.

James December 20, 2014 at 10:12 pm

The problem with Eckstrom is that he smile to your face and slings crap at your back.

Shocker December 24, 2014 at 1:15 am

Ah geez, look at this, the king and queen of South Carolina’s Sociopath Institute decided to call it off. What a shocker for all the people and a shame. How we can only wonder and roll the dice as to when it will be back on?! What a couple of idiots and crazies.

dean January 5, 2015 at 8:41 am

That picture makes him look like a poor man’s Strom Thurmond. “Pale orange with white roots” must be the hair color favored by focus groups of South Carolina voters.


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