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Darrell Jackson’s Ethics Questioned … Again

SENATE DEMOCRATS SPAR OVER DOUBLE-DIPPING CAUCUS STAFFER || By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Darrell Jackson is a man of God … a pastor. But he serves another master … a master whose top operative is facing criticism over alleged conflict of interest issues. Antjuan Seawright – a longtime Democratic operative…

SENATE DEMOCRATS SPAR OVER DOUBLE-DIPPING CAUCUS STAFFER

|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Darrell Jackson is a man of God … a pastor.

But he serves another master … a master whose top operative is facing criticism over alleged conflict of interest issues.

Antjuan Seawright – a longtime Democratic operative and CEO of Jackson’s Sunrise Communications – was recently named the executive director of the S.C. Senate’s democratic caucus.  In that capacity, he’s supposed to advance the interests of the minority party in the upper chamber of the S.C. General Assembly.

Is he doing that, though?

Multiple sources familiar with Seawright’s counsel tell FITS he is using his position to effectively lobby on behalf of Sunrise and its clients – irrespective of whether those corporate and governmental interests mesh with the best interests of Senate Democrats.

Specifically, we’re told Seawright was lobbying hard on behalf of a proposed bond bill that would have benefited several of Sunrise’s governmental clients – even though the measure was not politically advantageous.

The bill was ultimately ruled out of order – meaning Senators didn’t get a chance to vote on it.

“But it’s really not about the bond bill – it’s about the general conflict of interest that exists,” one source tells FITS.

Several Democratic Senators declined to discuss Seawright’s “double-dipping” with FITS – on or off the record.  But none defended him – or disputed the account we were provided.

This isn’t the first time Seawright has landed in hot water.

(Or was it cold water?)

It’s also not the first time Jackson has been associated with shady dealings related to the advancement of his business interests.

Does this really matter, though?  Aren’t Democrats the “minority party?”  Not really … with fiscally liberal Senate leader Hugh Leatherman able to count on roughly a dozen “Republicans” to support big government initiatives, Democrats are basically part of the majority in the State Senate.

And the S.C. House, for that matter …

That makes Seawright’s role more important than it might otherwise seem … and any conflicts related to it worth exploring further.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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22 comments

Squishy123 June 5, 2015 at 10:42 am

I wonder how much of anything Jackson purchases isn’t run through his ministry and not paid for out of his pocket. I assume all of his clothes, cars, etc… are “church related” expenses.

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Bill Brasky June 5, 2015 at 11:23 am

You hit the nail on the fucking head, buddy.

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Squishy123 June 5, 2015 at 3:58 pm

How many other men of God live in 5,000 sq.ft. houses and drive Mercedes?

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Bill Brasky June 5, 2015 at 11:49 pm

He’s not a man of God. He’s a man who continually plays the race card and uses God for profit and to get elected. Knowing I am an imperfect sinner, I don’t feel bad saying I hope he goes straight to hell. Say what you will about Bobby Harrell or Hugh Leatherman, but they don’t clothe themselves in God nor sell Christ for their own profit and search for power.

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SYNTwist June 7, 2015 at 8:46 pm

You mean they shouldn’t “clothe themselves in God nor sell Christ for their own profit” ?

Holy Holy Holy June 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Let’s see Dick Lincoln (shandon Baptist) lives in a 4000sf house in The Preserve where the avg home sale is 700k. Wendell Estep (FBC Columbia) is a member of Forest Lake Club and lives in a 5,300sf house in Wildewood on the golf course. Pastor Schneck of FBC Lexington lives on 5 acres in a 3000 sf house near the lake….. but because these folks are all white, I’m sure they are ok…

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SYNTwist June 7, 2015 at 8:45 pm

’bout that non-profit/church exemption…..

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anonymous June 5, 2015 at 10:59 am

Darryl Jackson has no ethics. Ask anyone familiar with the Lillian McBride fiasco.

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You Know My Name June 7, 2015 at 8:51 am

Right! The Atlas Road Mafia ALWAYS takes care of its own.

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Tazmaniac June 5, 2015 at 11:19 am

So much for the expression “Sunshine sanitizes everything”.

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Bill Brasky June 5, 2015 at 11:22 am

I’m sorry, but none of this will change anything. Darrell Jackson is trash, plain and simple…but he’ll keep getting re-elected because all he has to do is keep doing what he’s been doing of years: telling the congregation of his mega-church to go to the polls and vote for him (all the while he keeps taking their money (tax free) and building his mansion in Hopkins along with employing all of his relatives as “pastors” in his church). It’s sickening how this piece of shit keeps getting elected. You know what would be great? If the state were to enforce the “no campaigning on the pulpit” rule so his “church” would lose its tax exemption.

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SYNTwist June 7, 2015 at 8:41 pm

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Elfego June 5, 2015 at 11:25 am

Corrupt from head to toe. Politicians and their allies have drained the swamp(America) almost dry. In South Carolina they call them selves Democrat and Republican but they are just one big fraternity stealing the tax payer blind.

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erneba June 5, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Appears that Seawright is an honor graduate of the Clinton School of Political Ethics.

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Queen Jean June 5, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Darryl Jackson does exactly as I tell him to do and therefore, nothing will happen to him. Have a nice day.

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Superfly June 5, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Is that Senate page checking out Lee Dim’s rear? He sort or reminds me of the Campbell that got dropped on his head as a baby, the retarded looking one.

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Speak D Truth June 5, 2015 at 7:40 pm

How can you question something that he doesn’t have.

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jimlewisowb June 5, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Fucking Cockroaches

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Wilson Pickett June 5, 2015 at 11:43 pm

The entire black caucus is as crooked as the day is long. They don’t give a damn about the people who represent them, they just want to exploit them. And I am damn liberal, but these guys are the worst.

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jimlewisowb June 6, 2015 at 10:11 am

There was an earthquake centered at the State Capitol and it was leveled. All Legislators were transported to heaven at one time.

At the Pearly Gates, St. Peter said, “Let’s go through the entry test as a group. Now, first question. How many of you have played around with little boys or little girls?”

All but one hands went up.

“Right!” said St. Peter. “All of you with your hands up can go straight down to Hell.

Oh, and take that deaf bastard with you!”

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shifty henry June 6, 2015 at 11:52 am

With all your honor and dignity, what would you do? Please don’t answer without giving it serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision one way or the other. Please scroll down slowly and consider each line – this is important for the test to work accurately.

You’re in Florida … in Miami, to be exact. There is great chaos going on around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods. There are huge masses of water all over you. You are a news photographer and you are in the middle of this great disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless. You’re trying to shoot very impressive photos. There are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water. Nature is showing all its destructive power.

Suddenly you see a man in the water, fighting for his life, trying not to be taken away by the masses of water and mud. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar.

Suddenly you know who it is – it’s Barack Obama!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him away, forever. You have two options. You can save him or you can take the best photo of your life. So you can save the life of Barack Obama, or you can shoot a Pulitzer prize winning photo, a unique photo displaying the death of one of the world’s most powerful men.

And here’s the question (please give an honest answer):

Would you select color film, or rather go with the simplicity of classic black and white?

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