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Hugh Leatherman Is Making More “Precious Moments”

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HOW THE MOST POWERFUL POLITICIAN IN THE PALMETTO STATE SPENDS HIS CAMPAIGN FUNDS

|| By FITSNEWS || The most powerful man in South Carolina is making some more “precious moments,” and once again he’s using his campaign war chest to do so.

Senate president Hugh Leatherman – whose vice grip on the banana republic of South Carolina was completed last spring – is once again shelling out big bucks to a Missouri-based firm that sells cutesy figurines.

According to his latest S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC) filings, Leatherman paid $9,112.50 to “Precious Moments” on July 17, 2014 – ostensibly for “constituent Xmas ornaments.”  On November 14 of last year he paid another $9,487.50 to the same company for “constituent gifts” – and on December 7, 2013 he paid $8453.47 to the company, also for “constituent gifts.”

What is “Precious Moments?” Ummm … here you go.

Add it all up and it’s roughly $27,000 worth of payments to the company over the last fourteen months … on top of what we previously reported him spending.

What gives?

“That’s a rather odd thing for a grown man to spend money on,” one source told FITS.

Indeed … very odd.

Leatherman’s campaign expenses are worthy of scrutiny in light of the recent indictment of former S.C. Senator Robert Ford on an array of ethics charges – including improper use of campaign funds.  Ford maintained his innocence – claiming some of his questionable purchases were really gag gifts for constituents.

Hmmmm ….

Dubious campaign spending isn’t the only scandal the 83-year-old has stared down in recent years.  Two years ago we reported on several controversial transportation contracts his company was receiving – income he failed to disclose on his various statements of economic interest.

Will anyone call him out for any of this?  Of course not … the diminutive Democrat-turned-“Republican” is simply far too powerful.

He’s pretty much the God of this state until he dies or becomes incapacitated …

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