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The Race For Clementa Pinckney’s Seat

CANDIDATES GEAR UP FOR SPECIAL ELECTION … || By FITSNEWS || Four Democratic candidates have signaled their intention to run for the State Senate seat vacated by the tragic death of S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney was among the nine victims of last month’s horrific, racially motivated “Holy City Massacre” – the mass…

CANDIDATES GEAR UP FOR SPECIAL ELECTION …

|| By FITSNEWS || Four Democratic candidates have signaled their intention to run for the State Senate seat vacated by the tragic death of S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney.

Pinckney was among the nine victims of last month’s horrific, racially motivated “Holy City Massacre” – the mass murder of nine black churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C.  He was the church’s pastor, and was leading a Bible study at the time of the attack.

S.C. Rep. Kenneth Hodges has announced he will run for the seat, as will Bluffton, S.C. businessman and former Marine Kent Fletcher.  A pair of attorneys – Chauncey Barnwell of Hardeeville, S.C. and Margie Bright Matthews of Walterboro, S.C. – have also indicated their intention to run.

S.C. Senate District 45 covers parts of Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.  It is among the poorest regions of the Palmetto State – which is one of the poorest states in the nation.

Filing for the seat opened on July 3 – and closes on July 13 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

A Democratic primary will be held on September 1.  If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast in that race, the top two finishers will face off on September 15 in a Democratic runoff election.  The special election itself is set for October 20, but no “Republican” candidates are expected to file for the seat – meaning the Democratic primary process will determine the victor.

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8 comments

just sayin July 7, 2015 at 11:44 am

A white person deserves that seat after the white folks took the flag down.

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Squishy123 July 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Shit, the lines are drawn so that you’d be lucky to find a white person who lived in that district.

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Scrappy July 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm

You got that right! All of Jasper, A sliver of Beaufort County along Hwy 17. Crosses into Colleton along Hwy 17, then for some unexplained reason it skips over Edisto Beach, then back along Hwy 17 until it reaches near the border where Charleston turns White, I mean right.

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Uh huh July 7, 2015 at 1:37 pm

I nominate Franklin Bennett Roof.

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Squishy123 July 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

“last month’s horrific, racially motivated”

Everybody drink!!!

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Crooner July 7, 2015 at 1:32 pm

What do Allendale, Beaufort, Charleston, Hampton and Jasper Counties have in common?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

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Squishy123 July 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Hot as fuck and places I don’t want to live???

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