ALLEGATIONS FLY OVER COASTAL CAMPAIGN STUNT …
|| By FITSNEWS || A political consultant in a testy county council race on the South Carolina coast has accused a state lawmaker of orchestrating a gay-baiting “scheme” with the intention of harming his candidate.
Jay Specter – who is running the Horry County council campaign of local businessman Kirk Hanna – says S.C. Rep. Heather Ammons Crawford and her husband Cam Crawford “concocted” said scheme in an effort to “smear” Hanna’s candidacy.
Cam Crawford is running against Hanna in a special election “Republican” runoff to fill the seat vacated by the March suicide of former councilman Bob Grabowski. No Democrats filed for the seat.
We don’t care about this race – and judging from the seven percent turnout earlier this month, neither do locals.
What do we care about? This.
A gay-baiting mail piece accuses Crawford of supporting same-sex marriage and backing a proposal to extend tax breaks to same-sex couples. Crawford has taken no position on gay marriage, and has not proposed any such tax break. Also, the group claiming responsibility for the controversial mailing – the “LGBT Association of Horry County” – doesn’t exist.
Crawford supporters blamed Specter for pulling a last-minute “dirty trick,” but he’s got a different take.
“It leads me to believe that Heather Ammons Crawford and Cam Crawford concocted a scheme to smear me and by way of doing that the Hanna campaign,” Specter told FITS.
FITS reached out to Heather Ammons Crawford but did not immediately receive a response.
Sources close to her husband’s campaign, however, called the allegations against the couple “absolutely ridiculous.”
“Polls show Cam Crawford leading this race,” one source told us. “It makes no sense for the Crawford campaign to pull a stunt like this. The Hanna campaign, on the other hand …”
The controversial mailing does not appear to have been widely disseminated, although the fact it was postmarked and sent to even one recipient is likely sufficient grounds to prompt some sort of ethics investigation.
Of course counting on “ethics” probes in South Carolina to hold anyone accountable for anything is wishful thinking …
SC politics. Rotten all the way to the core.
Are you sure that isn’t a horrific, homophobic motivated mailer?
You have stumbled upon Folks’ new retirement strategy. He puts a dollar in a jar every time he uses the word “horrific”. Based on recent usage, he will need a bigger jar very soon.
I have found it creeping in to my daily conversation. Note: Horrific should NEVER be used when talking about the wife’s cooking!
“FITS reached out to Heather Ammons Crawford but did not immediately receive a response.”
Was this done in a parking garage?
Did she double park too?
Folks was just using one of the old “journalist” tricks. You call when you know the subject will not be available and then immediately declare they did not return your call.
I’m not certain Rep. Crawford knows how to check voice mail/email. I seem to recall years ago she went on attack as a freshman representative, there was proof that she had received numerous calls and apologies for an incident that occurred in error, yet she claimed no one had made an effort to right the situation.
It appears that CRAWFORD has been caught with their hand in the cookie jar. I find it interesting that Crawford was leading in the polls when no polls have been taken.
Jay, that’s a nice try.
Well, no, it really isn’t. It’s pathetic. I remember that “ScrewedNSC” was a sock-puppet name you used when I was (unfortunately) doing work for you.
You’re telling us that you are privvy to the internal polling in that district by the opponents of you candidate? You’re just playing on the fact that some people don’t even know the difference between “internal polling” and polling done by third parties.”
Busted! Great job man, that’s hilarious.
Specter, for all his devious ways, does not cover his tracks well at all.
Neither does the other troll that plagues this site.
Damn.You got PROOF that Jay used “ScrewedNSC” as a sock-puppet name-or is this kinda like your false allegation of the current mayor of Myrtle Beach being nailed for drunk driving and the numerous other false allegations of felonious conduct you have made in the past against numerous public officials/politicians in Horry County?
Trolls have to stick up for one another, right Pogo?
Might want to change your p/w on email and Facebook. “12345” isn’t very secure. ;-)
Thanks.I will pass it on.
neither is “IForgotMy Damned.password”
That was my email/Facebook p/w. Deleted the accounts.
Admitted troll pogo strikes again.
“password” is my favorite.
I liked Deborah’s (Dexter): f*ckingpassword.
What a fucking moron. SC, you never disappoint. It that where all failed political operatives wind up?
Once again, Will has not mentioned Specter’s known long-time connection to Andre Bauer.
A salient point, in my opinion, made all the more glaringly obvious by its continued omission.
When only liberals are interested, it’s not news.
That should be apparent based on your miserable track record.
It’s stupid to beat the same old horse, when you killed it long ago, with your ignorance and selective, media-based outrage.
My hope is that Horry County will just wash out to sea.
No big deal, SC is like any other state or locale in the nation when it comes to getting a foot up in a political campaign.
If you don’t want every aspect of your life exposed, stay away from politics, you will probably lose. And if you are not willing to expose everything about your opponent, stay away from politics, you will probably lose.
It is the Yin and Yang of American politics.
Exactly! Notice the ones that cry foul are the always the ones that play the dirtiest?
You’re the dirtiest player I’ve ever seen in my life, how often do you cry foul?
I am not a fucking politician ,dipshit! Stay on topic!
What fun is that?
Good point. :)
If the American people voted for someone like you, I’d really fear for this country.
Good point. Flip/pogo goes through dozens of fake anonymous accounts a day and when he gets a real one it gets deleted days later because someone is “hacking.” Talk about a real liar and fake.
Just below somebody just told me they had “hacked’ my email/Facebook.Even posted my p/w.
Ole flip may be onto something?
Rocky you have had more jobs,different families,living locations and vacation residences posting on Fits than someone in the witness protection program. :)
Full contact politics is the most fun you can have with your cloths on. LOL
While one might be tempted to say “…only in South Carolina…” but the truth is this is so common it seldom makes news any more and has probably been going on since Ick ran against Oog for “mayor of the cave”.
Do you mean your lies about who, and what, you are?
Last week you were telling us how much better you are because you are gay. Now you flee from it, because one believes you.
It’s actually ignorance like yours, that is so common. And why government is so bad.
What the hell are you talking about?
Playing dumb, or is it real? (:
No, responding to dumb for some dumb reason. Have a day.
That’s pogo, troll of trolls. Of course.
Pogo’s fun to troll though.
Colonel that was NOT ‘pogo’. I wouldn’t show you that kinda disrespect.
Best-time working I looked at the draft which said $9958@mk8
One minute you are marching in the streets, proclaiming your solidarity and loyalty to the lifestyle. And the next minute you’re whining, trying to distance yourself from being labelled that which you swear you so want to be.
You lie not only about what you will do to us, once empowered. You also lie about who, and what, you are.
Why must you hide, if it’s so great and noble to be gay, as you have told us?
You liars are MAJOR problem in government.
“You liars are a major problem in government.” That has to be the under statement of the century.
No.DANCING in the streets with one cool sexy cop.
So you’re OK with the politician being labelled Gay. You’re not whining about it when it becomes politically damaging, instead of the cause celebre? Hard to keep score with you fickle whiners and shiners.
Hi GT! You might want to actually try reading the article. There was no actual LGBT organization involved.
But one of the LGBT’s media spokesmen posts on here about their lobby, almost daily.
Oh noes! Gay people post here! So do people that watch Fox News. FITS must also be a site for the Fox News Lobby!
Is this the same Jay Specter who spent a couple years in prison for committing fraud related to his Insurall business back in 2001? and who spent thousands of dollars on campaign signs to get his unqualified wife (now ex) elected to the Richland 2 school board? and who then worked as a consultant for a company that sells red light cameras to local governments? That guy??? What level of desperation do you have to reach to hire him as your political consultant?
As desperate as Flip is to show his love for dogs.
^^^ Jay, again.
Don’t assume that Heather Ammons Crawford isn’t involved in this. In her first campaign for the SC House, she and her campaign got caught sending out campaign material to certain neighborhoods in District 68 in which the voters were told they were not eligible to vote in the upcoming election when they actually were eligible. Disenfranchising voters is a major violation of law under the SC Ethics Commission. I not sure why anyone was surprised by it since Crawford was the “hand picked” candidate by the “Myrtle Beach Mafia” to replace Rep. Thad Viers, and we all know about his past problems with ethics and the law. BTW, Crawford works for Burroughs & Chapin Real Estate in Myrtle Beach.
You are incorrect…