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Chip Limehouse Will Face Familiar Challenger In 2016




|| By FITSNEWS || Fiscally liberal “Republican” Chip Limehouse – who barely won his S.C. House election in 2014 on the strength of a false attack mailing leveled against his opponent – will face a rematch in 2016.

Russell Guerard – the target of last year’s attack – confirmed to FITS this week that he will run for S.C. House district 110 next fall.

“He’s weak, so they may be more opposition than me,” Guerard told us.  “It doesn’t matter, I’m in it regardless. He and his henchman had to pull out all the stops to beat me … last time.  I’ve got more support this time coming out of the gate and I’m a little wiser.  It should be fun.”

Indeed …

Limehouse received 1,874 votes last go-round compared to Guerard’s 1,832 – a 42-vote margin.  Carrying Limehouse?  A third-party attack mailing generally believed to have been orchestrated by Limehouse’s campaign.

In fact the attack on Guerard has led to the coining of a popular term in Palmetto political circles – “Slimehousing.”

Can Guerard beat Slimehouse (err, Limehouse) this go-round?  Absolutely … and we hope he does.  Limehouse is one of the most liberal, self-serving, ethically challenged lawmakers at the S.C. State House – which is saying something.

He deserves to go down … and judging from the looks of him, he’d go down hard.