Unimpressive Candidates Announce For Vacated SC House Seat

HORRY COUNTY HOUSE RACE NOT “BLOWING OUR SKIRTS UP” SO FAR …  || By FITSNEWS || Two candidates have announced their intention to seek the GOP nomination for the S.C. House of Representatives’ seat vacated earlier this month by Nelson Hardwick – who is staring down a criminal investigation into allegations…


|| By FITSNEWS || Two candidates have announced their intention to seek the GOP nomination for the S.C. House of Representatives’ seat vacated earlier this month by Nelson Hardwick – who is staring down a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.

Unfortunately, neither candidate appears to be worth a damn …

Horry County councilman Tyler Servant – one of the names we previously referenced as a prospect for the post – formally announced his candidacy earlier this week, saying he was “overwhelmed by the number of folks in our community asking me to seek this office.”

Ummm … okay.

Servant added that while mounting a House campaign wasn’t ideal for him from a timing perspective, “doing what’s best for your community isn’t something you can schedule.”

Good Lord … really?

What Servant lacks in modesty he makes up for in money – mad stacks of family cash made in the real estate business.  You’d think all that coin would have purchased some lessons in how not to sound like a complete douchebag, but oh well …


Also running?  Russell Fry – a local attorney and GOP executive committeeman.  Fry is best known in Palmetto political circles for running the U.S. congressional campaign of former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers – who is currently facing jail time after pleading guilty last month to federal money laundering charges.

Yeah …

Anyway, Fry says he’s running because he wants “my future children and grandchildren to inherit a South Carolina which allows them to fulfill the American dream and I’m not confident we’re headed in the right direction.”

Really?  We’re not?  Thank you for those insights, Captain Obvious.  We’re curious … how long did it take you to put that incisive commentary together? 

“I hope to be a positive force for conservative reform in Columbia that provides opportunities for the next generation,” Fry’s statement added.

Mmmm-kay …

Local news columnist Mande Wilkes – who is more than capable of producing insightful commentary – is probably the best bet for this seat.  She ran against Hardwick five years ago and gave him a run for his money.

Unlike Servant and Fry – both of whom appear robotically programmed to spit out “Republi-speak” – Wilkes would actually shake things up at the S.C. State House.

Unfortunately, she hasn’t indicated yet whether she’s interested in the seat …

Filing for this race opens on May 29 and closes on June 8.  Primary elections will be held on July 28 with runoffs on August 11, if necessary.  The special election to ultimately fill the seat will be held on September 15.

Let’s hope somebody worth a damn files for this seat at some point …


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One Question May 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm

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Bible Thumper May 22, 2015 at 4:55 pm

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CNSYD May 22, 2015 at 5:20 pm

But he turned T-Rav into an Emmy winning TV star didn’t he?

Bible Thumper May 22, 2015 at 5:44 pm

And we’ll never know how critical T-Rav and Southern Charm were to bringing Volvo to South Carolina.

Guest May 24, 2015 at 4:37 am

Tom Davis

Guest May 24, 2015 at 4:38 am

Tim Scott

southmauldin May 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm

OK, the Servant guy looks like a silver spooned tool and the other guy is associated with that POS Viers, but Mande??? She’s never even had a real job. Can’t pass the bar. Repeatedly posts pictures of herself on FB to get horny guys to flatter her. Does she have family money or is her husband loaded? Boz? Anybody?

Bible Thumper May 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm

You’re wrong about Tyler Servant. He’s sharp. He probably should not wear that tea-shirt and comb his hair. The guy on his left looks like silver spoon tool.

shifty henry May 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm

Speaking of Mande, who – is – that – loaded -black haired – beauty ??

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 22, 2015 at 9:03 pm Reply
Mike at the Beach May 23, 2015 at 12:19 am

You beat me to it. If that’s his chic I’m on board…

euwe max May 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

Too much of a good thing…

Unhook that one, and out will burst two huge, amorphous, rubbery blubbery blobs with giant dark areolae stretched into grotesque, vertical ellipses topped with flattened grey chiclets… bra marks pressed into the fat and blue veins slightly visible beneath the surface.

Give me perky handfuls whose goose-bumpy pink peaks of tumescence provide a more subtle appearance.

shifty henry May 23, 2015 at 10:04 am

Actually, I was referring to her face, but…….

euwe max May 23, 2015 at 10:22 am

“my eyes are up here!”

shifty henry May 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

(heh, heh)

Busts and bosoms have I known
Of various shapes and sizes,

From grievous disappointments
To jubilant surprises.

Cs May 23, 2015 at 5:49 pm

The people on here talking about his wife’s breasts are absolutely ridiculous and honestly have no place commenting on a political blog if what they are going to comment has NOTHING to do with politics. You are a gross, sad and pathetic piece of douche bag trash. Get a life and lay off the pornographic description of people’s bodies.

Squishy123 May 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

Show us a political blog and we’ll talk politics. Show us a tabloid blog and we’ll talk shit about anyone in the article.

Noob May 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm

You’re new around here, aren’t you?

shifty henry May 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

Give me perky handfuls whose goose-bumpy pink peaks of tumescence provide a more subtle appearance
Yep, that’s Adorabella!

Guest999 May 23, 2015 at 11:03 am

That is his wife, who is a good, sweet person, and she does not deserve to be dragged into your sick commentary.

euwe max May 23, 2015 at 11:19 am

Now, did I say she wasn’t a sweet person?

Squishy123 May 23, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Not to mention they lay flatly on her beer belly.

Mike at the Beach May 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm

According to a buddy of mine, that *is* the wife…I’m on board.

shifty henry May 23, 2015 at 11:55 pm


FastEddy23 May 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Does one Have to pass the bar to run?

Squishy123 May 22, 2015 at 10:03 pm

It’s a measure of intelligence, from what I hear from lawyers who have taken it as well as other states the SC test isn’t all that difficult.

YallCalmDown May 23, 2015 at 8:58 am

AG Alan Wilson couldn’t even pass it the first time around, and he still got elected. As Attorney General. Good work, SC voters!

Squishy123 May 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm

He got elected not because he was smart, it was because of his last name and his family’s connections. Are you new to SC politics?

A friend of mine has passed both the California and New York bar exam (both of which are a lot harder than SC’s exam) on the first try and she’s smart enough to know that there’s no money in being a judge or elected official. Alan Wilson makes $92,000 a year, her compensation package earns her that in a little over a week. If you’re good you don’t go into civil service, that’s for people with family money and who can’t make partner in a large firm or corporate office.

FastEddy23 May 26, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Met a law student the other day. He was working in an Apple Store as a salesman. He told me He is making more than He expects to make as a lawyer. I tried to hire Him.

Mike at the Beach May 23, 2015 at 12:41 am

Servant just graduated college, and “works” for his daddy. At least Fry is making a living as an attorney and has been active in the political scene for more than 6 months. Hopefully Boyd runs (or some other grown-up). County Council is one thing, but the State House has the potential for real buffoonery and nitwittery. Ask the clowns who voted Goldfinch back in. Our track record for smart voting down here in the Redneck Riviera isn’t so hot…

SC Politics as Usual May 22, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Fry = Viers
Servant = T-Rav

Mike at the Beach May 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

You can’t sum it up any more succinctly than that! Nicely played, suh. Nicely played…

ElizabethTMarle May 24, 2015 at 4:20 am

??? $73.. per-hr @mi2//



Stuck My Dick Into A Fan May 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm

I landed $145,000 in a court case against Walmart last year by being an idiot.

FastEddy23 May 22, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Got residency requirements? (Maybe I’ll run ;>}

Mike at the Beach May 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

Don’t worry…just have your dad buy you a house here. Worked for Servant to get on County Council. His people say his long term goal is to be Governor. Just creepy.

Zed May 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm

This will be my only statement on any of this, at this time.

Neither of the two who are running are corrupt menaces to the well-being of The Grand Strand or its people. Neither is Mande, for that matter. Whether or not I considered a politician to be corrupt or not was, for many years, what guided me. I should have stuck with that.

Instead, I let a couple of Bauer’s flunkies talk me into doing dirty work for them, against Tyler specifically, on behalf of someone who turned out to be a total joke of a candidate, who they wanted on Horry County Council. Terrible mistake.

I’ve expressed to Tyler my regrets for the unfair cartoons “memes” I did attacking him. I bear him no ill will. Russell is the son of a valued friend, a good lawyer by all accounts, has dealt with me fairly and honestly whenever we have interacted. He has his heart in the right place. Mande — well, I’m very fond of Mande.

There. I’m done with this thread.

another victim May 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Buz you have a real knack and talent of mocking and trying to destroy others…and then apologizing…I am in tears…

UR Wright May 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

If he wants to destroy anybody he is no good at it. and why is he protecting Jay Specter the jailbird who works for Andre Bauer and who employs fat-ass loser Keith Van Winkle who he runs for every office possible? Has Buz been paid off to not mention them and if so why mention Bauer? Why does Bauer not play along with the powers that be in Whorey County and why would Buz now attack him if they are on the same side? and by the way who is paying you to attack Buz? see my friend this shit can go on and on forever.

fc(original) May 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

You must be working with Zed/Buz or you must actually be him if you are attacking Bauer and trying to distract from what a loser of a game-playing asshole that perverted liberal creep Buz really is. He has an opinion on everything, and it is always wrong. Now he is smearing a former lt. governor to try to blame him for dirty tricks against Tyler Servant and others. Like he needs an excuse to defame and libel people of standing in the community. Jay Specter served his time and that that, and Kieth Van Winkle is a good Christian Conservative boy. They along with Bauer should sue Buz for trying to do to them what he and David Wren did to Mark Kelley.

not fc(original) May 23, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Somebody should sue him.I can’t believe the Brittan family is putting up with this shit:

Boz Martin

Murrells Inlet, SC#71 Jul 6, 2012

A fascinating element of all this, to me, is the great lengths that Richard (D**k) Harpootlian went to in order to get a run-off between Preston Brittain and Gloria Bronell Tinubu for the SC7 GOP nomination for the congressional seat. How would he ever imagine that this would not have blown up in their faces very quickly, had he succeeded in that?

These Democrats are just as filled with hubris as their counterparts in the GOP. Here in MB it is an incestuous little group, too. I’ve always believed that the power of what we call the “Myrtle Beach Mafia” extended to powerful Dems at the state level – but in the past I did not believe that Harpootlian was one of them. Now I’m convinced that he is. This is more than just another felony DUI case for him. It’s important to find out what skin he might have in the gang beyond just the attorney-client relationship.

Reply »Report AbuseBoz Martin

Murrells Inlet, SC#72 Jul 6, 2012

I know Publius and am in full support of his efforts to get this story out once and for all, and to cover it in-depth. I’m doing all I can to help.

Any and all who want to network on this, please contact me: and

Reply »Report AbuseBoz Martin

Murrells Inlet, SC#73 Jul 6, 2012

Boz Martin wrote:

How would he ever imagine that this would not have blown up in their faces very quickly, had he succeeded in that?Well, obviously, he did succeed in that. Brittain lost. The object, however, was to get him nominated, then elected. That’s what I was referring to.

Reply »Report AbuseBoz Martin

Murrells Inlet, SC#74 Jul 6, 2012

I do not mean to suggest that any of you should contact me instead of Publius. He is the primary one working on it as investigative journalism. I do a lot on social networking regarding issues of this kind, though. I want to help anyway I can, and would like to “brainstorm” possible ways to get things moving on this case.

Garden City Resident May 23, 2015 at 10:44 pm

Now you’re upset that Martin actually attacks Democrats as well as Republicans? You a big defender of Harpootlian and Preston Brittain now?

I promise not to tell GT.

Garden City Resident May 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Appears to me Boz is going after Tommy Brittan.How fucking stupid is that?

Guest May 24, 2015 at 4:39 am

Total obsession is a terrible thing to see in action.

Guest May 24, 2015 at 4:41 am


How many years old is that Topics comment?

not fc(original) May 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm
not fc(original) May 23, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Boz Martin
Murrells Inlet, SC#66 Jul 5, 2012
Is **** Harpootlian still Hilton’s attorney?

How many on this thread are aware of the fact that he is head of the Democratic Party in South Carolina?

Has it been determined exactly which Brittain was having the party he was leaving the night of the felony DUI?

Was it the home of Tommy Brittain or his cousin, the late David Brittain?

YallCalmDown May 23, 2015 at 8:59 am

Why do you think you have any effect on politics whatsoever?

Garden City Resident May 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

You do have a valid point. He matters little in the grand scheme of things just as is true with most all of us. but that being said why do some people on here work so hard at attacking and trying to discredit him to the point of obsession? also why do people ask his opinion? He is full of shit sometimes but at least he’s honest as far as I can tell. also he has many more friends in the area than some people think too. meaning real friends.

U R Wright May 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

Good question. He is no Grand Tango, that’s for sure.

Thankful May 23, 2015 at 9:58 pm

“He is no Grand Tango, that’s for sure.”

For that we are all very thankful, indeed.

tweety bird May 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Elmer Fudd told him he did.In reality he is the shleprock of politics at any level.

Guest May 24, 2015 at 8:57 am

He has none.In his OWN words was BANNED from The Sun News and its Opinion Blog.The destroyer of blogs and political campaigns:

From: BuzMartin-aka-Boz (ballyhooboz)8/4/13 12:39 AM To: JRichards /rw (JRichards33) (3 of 5) 1.3 in reply to 1.2
Thank you for starting this forum. ‘Tis altogether fitting and proper that this alternative to the regular SNOB (whatever form it may take soon) be on the Delphi platform. The Sun News used Delphi for all their forums several years back — or more accurately the Prospero Delphi platform. Delphi, Prospero and forum were once all the same company, but have since split off into separate entities. At least, that was the situation as of 5 years ago.

I am William H. Martin, a long-time SNOB commenter, now banned. Not interested in discussing banning and such here, or controversies involving personalities. Discussion of political stories that appear in The Sun New, from local to international, seem to me to be a more reasonable and desirable aim for this forum.

el pogo f.costcoe May 24, 2015 at 11:28 am

Did you see Harold died (Fat Harold)? Damn life is passing fast.Been traveling and not sure who ‘fc(original)’ and some others are.

Off with family however I was thinking of a ‘truce’ on some matters before us.Either ignore each other or if we agree/disagree and reply to one another try and be civil.I am willing to leave the ‘personal’ aside and the past will be what is/was, the past.

Just an idea. Have a good Memorial day weekend.

Garden City Resident May 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm

If you ever read Martin’s Facebook he stopped attacking the mayor and city council over a year ago. In fact he often praises them. Haley, Clyburn, Rice, Dean and Clemons are still on his shit list but not anyone at city hall or any others of the SC legislative delegation. He’s stated this several times in response to you and it all checks out if anybody cares to look for it. But 98% of the people on here don’t care about your vendetta against him or the reasons for it or a bunch of boring political fighting from the now-distant past or some stupid dead forum. You drag these threads down with all this garbage. Just give it a rest. Your obsession with this guy is boring hell out of everybody.

pogo2015 May 24, 2015 at 6:58 pm

I guess that is a no-a truce. Ok. Boring the hell out of everybody by exposing you as a fraud when you are trying to destroy Christian conservatives in SC with your false and libelous hatred?

I ain’t even started yet dipshit.

Squishy123 May 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Tyler Servant, what is he about 16 years old? He looks like your typical silverspoon douchebag frat boy. He’s got that Patrick Kennedy/Justin Bieber hairstyle going for him.

offsides May 22, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Him and daddy place bets at the Sundown Sports Pub?Surfside. Thought bookmaking and racketeering were illegal in South Carolina?

Mike at the Beach May 24, 2015 at 11:07 pm

You are correct, sir! (please recite using best Ed McMahon impersonation voice)

unclewillie1 May 23, 2015 at 7:34 am

Anybody see the stupid shit she just posted on her FB page about Military suicides?

Eric May 23, 2015 at 4:35 pm

The quality of commenters has fallen over the last year such that there is rarely any considered thought behind the comments.

The comments are the stuff of warmed over political hackery masking the poster’s inability to reason beyond knee jerk reactions and worn out phrases.

Too bad, yes, too bad that there is rarely an original or interesting thought posted.

Squishy123 May 23, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Shut your cunt.

Garbage May 25, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Maybe you should look around Eric. Spend a little time. You might even enjoy it.

HD May 23, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Says the even less impressive Folks…

100 Polo Road May 23, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Says the even less impressive you.

Bible Thumper May 23, 2015 at 10:43 pm

“I’m impressed anyone is willing to run”, says the least impressive Bible Thumper.

Garbage May 25, 2015 at 5:52 pm

I would call you the most impressive Bible Thumper, but coming from a Deist/Agnostic Theist (if I allow labels), not sure how much that means – ha! I do agree, I am impressed anyone is willing to run in Horry County.

We have crappy politicians because we keep voting them in. There is also the fact that only someone who is absolutely corrupt would be willing to put up with the BS of holding office. Heck, your family is dragged through mud, as is your personal life. Nothing you can possibly do is good enough. You gotta listen to a lot of whiners and complainers who intend to do nothing but that.

You get a candidate who does have give a care, but they have sat by a shade tree in the long lost past, they aren’t going to run. So what you really get is the best of liars, the best speakers, and those who want power they can abuse. Simple facts in my opinion.

Yeah May 24, 2015 at 3:55 am

Maybe Servant should get a job with McMaster.

Slartibartfast May 24, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Why would ANYBODY want to represent Horry County? The real profit is in sucking money from Yankee tourists.

Garbage May 25, 2015 at 6:32 pm

LMAO those yankees they hate.

ScrewedNSC May 25, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Fry gets toasted by a political newbie. Goes and licks his wounds like Reese Boyd.

JonQpublic June 2, 2015 at 8:59 am

Sadly there are no candidates thqt give a damn and speak for us. Im sick of this never ending cycle of political animals with motives other than our state at heart.

Friends helping friends, its sickening. And point is the thing that makes someone a great lawyer is also what makes him slick dick the polititian!

Wake up people! As usual, we have a huge problem brewing in horry!

Great article , you nailed it!


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